"Setting the path for your child to succeed"

Our Program

Why is our program so special and good for
your child and you

Getting your child ready

Our pre-K program designed to prepare your child or children for a smooth transition to their next level of education. They will be ready to inter grade school with nourished and learned creative, imaginative, social, discipline and independent skills. Our program will benefit you and your child. Just take a look at our testimonials from satisfied parents.


We Play so we can learn

The Red Balloon uses an integrated, play based curriculum within a sociocultural classroom context.

Play is creative, play creates self discipline, play develops inquiring minds and imagination. Play encourages children to organize their world, problem solve and make connections. Play encourages critical and independent thinking. Play is physical, intellectual, social, and emotional. Play helps you create positive social connections, a respect for others and a sense of caring and perspective.


A healthy day

We provide a healthy breakfast, a fresh balanced lunch, and a healthy afternoon snack. We know our children consume 50%-70% of their daily calories at our school and we make certain they are nutritional calories. We have an outdoor planter garden where the children grow fruits and vegetables and flowers. They make the connection that the food we eat starts in the soil with the seeds they planted. They also get a chance to connect with nature.


Our Space is incredible

Unlike most NYC preschools we have 2 very large gross motor play areas. We have a large indoor gym, an outdoor playdeck and a built in wading pool for the summer. Our children have ample space and time to work off those calories and fine tune their bodies. We also have a large library where they can explore the world of stories.



Children in Motion

Children at the Red Balloon where they learn, play, grow and learn to socialize with others, on the road to success.


The Road to Success Starts at The Red Balloon
The Red Balloon was a wonderful place to start Hi Norma, Seems so long ago! Declan attended Anderson from Sept 2002 to June 2011, and now Beacon High School from Sept 2011 to present, expected graduation is June 2015. We’re looking at colleges now and can let you know where he ends up this time next year! The Red Balloon was a wonderful place to start his educational experience, with loving and nurturing teachers and staff who created an environment that enabled him to develop important social and academic skills that helped him to become the student and person that he is ...


The Red Balloons scholarship program provides over $100,000 annually in scholarships to 38% of our families. Most of these families are of diverse backgrounds and low-income. 

Your generosity will help us continue to give these families the financial aid necessary to secure a quality education and a successful future. 

Thank you for your donation and support in the road to quality education for preschoolers.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Winter Break Return

    December 22, 2017 - January 2, 2018
  2. Parent Teacher Conferences

    January 15, 2018 - January 19, 2018
  3. Martin Luther King Day

    January 15, 2018

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