We feel very blessed to be a Red Balloon scholarship family. The preschool is a treasure in Upper Manhattan and our 3 sons have been nurtured with exceeding love and care. The entire staff is very supportive and always provides routine updates on growth, progress, and development. The team is warm, loving, and patient, providing the kids with a safe, social, fun, progressive educational environment. There is the ideal mix and balance of discipline, structure, teaching and learning. 8am to 6pm hrs of operation are a godsend for working parent(s). The community is a diverse family and really a mini United Nations with kids with roots from over 50 countries. Our oldest graduated from the Orange Room this past September and still asks to go back to Red Balloon.