Little Nest Learning Center - all locations
Little Nest Learning Center - all locations

Reviews (9)

  • Preschool recommendations in Clinton Hill/Bed-Stuy

    I can't say enough wonderful things about Little Nest Learning Center, with three locations in Clinton Hill/ Bed Stuy. I sent two kids through Little Nest and would almost have a third just to stay in that community longer, ha. It is warm, nurturing and incredibly stimulating - the activities they come up with just boggle the mind, and they are all super intentional for child development. The facilities are really nice, clean, well designed. It is a well-oiled machine as far as parent communication, school philosophy, and logistics. We had different teachers with each kid (my kids are 4 years apart), but they were all of the highest quality and each teacher became a special person in our lives. One amazing example: my son, who is a pandemic kid, had very little travel experience and was feeling very anxious before our first plane trip to California. I mentioned it offhand to the teachers, and they spent the next few weeks talking to my son about the trip and even made him a personalized book anticipating all the parts of the journey that might confuse or scare him. The trip was a huge success, which I attribute entirely to them. They are the definition of Above and Beyond. The parent community is also magical, we made lots of parent friends there who we continue to see socially with and without kids! I remember they helped my daughter with all the necessary forms for private admissions; ultimately we went public and the director did a long phone call with me discussing the choices we had and what made sense for our child.
  • Summer camp/drop-in daycare in Ft Greene/Clinton Hill/Bed-Stuy area for 2YO?

    Little Nest Learning Center on Clinton Hill / Bed Stuy border runs summer camps for 2/3 year olds You can sign up by the week It's the greatest little preschool, with outdoor space, endlessly creative activities and fantastic teachers, I sent two kids there during the school year and also did some weeks of the summer camps.
  • Preschool recommendations for almost 2s?

    Not sure where you are located, but Little Nest has three locations in Clinton Hill and Bed Stuy (Downing St and Monroe St) and they have accepted mid year and early 2's before My daughter is an alum, they are a wonderful school, esp for first school experience, can't recommend enough Little Nest Learning Center <>
  • Review from the 2018/2019 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten Survey

    We love this preschool, the staff are too notch, the space is beautiful, and the curriculum is thoughtfully engaging! About the facility: Has outdoor space, Has early morning hours What would you change? I wish meals were provided.
  • Review from the 2017/2018 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten Survey

    We loved Little Nest. Flexible hours, loving teachers, super creative activities, great families who we hope will become lifelong friends. The only issue was that the nap time was a little long for some of the older (3+) kids. It's a really great first school, not overwhelming or too crowded. About the facility: Has outdoor space, Has afterschool options, Has early morning hours, provides snack.
  • Review from the 2017/2018 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten Survey

    My son goes to the Downing street location (they have another location on Gates Ave and another in Bed Stuy, I think). Classroom is meticulously clean, bright and beautiful. Children get exposed to different activities, stimuli and experiences. Teachers are warm, although sometimes I feel they have favorites. They do a weekly newsletter with photos showing what your child did the previous week, which is lovely and has been so helpful in continuing discussions at home. My child has thrived in the school; his language exploded and his social skills have greatly improved. Yard is a big plus, although sometimes I wish they would apply more anti-bug spray as my kid always comes home in the summer with 10 new mosquito bites! Overall, I think this is the best program in the Fort Greene/Clinton Hill/West Bed Stuy area. The parent community is very nice and active as well. About the facility: Has outdoor space, Has early morning hours, provides snacks What would you change? Provide lunch.
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    How old is your child? (or the age when he/she attended camp) Age: - 3 What did you/your child like about the summer camp? They have a nice-sized backyard and are located right around the corner from Vanderbilt playground, so my son spent time outside almost every day (weather permitting-during the sweltering days they keep the kids indoors). In fact, kids are expected most days to arrive sunscreened and in their swimsuits, as they go out in the morning when it's cooler. The camp was led by the school's director and teachers, who are very warm and engaging. What I like about the camp (and the school) is that it is very well organized, with clear communication from the staff so I always know what to expect. In the one month he attended this camp, there were four field trips planned, in addition to treks around the neighborhood to the local library, supermarket (for a cooking project), and nearby Greenwood playground. What would you change about the program? The program ran for only one month; I would have kept him in for the whole summer if it were possible. Will you send your child back to this summer camp program next year? (Or would you if you could?) Yes Would you recommend this program to other parents for their child in the future? Recommend
  • Review from PSP Survey, 2010

    Length of TIme: Full days 3 days a week and part time 2 days a week Child's Age: 3-4 years Review: My son has been attending Little Nest since he was 2 and it has been great. There are two teachers, Tiffany and Lorraine who both have a moderate amount of teaching experience and a LOT of energy. It is a small program, hence only the two teachers. The director is also great, she has two small children of her own and really understands what it is to be a parent in Brooklyn. It is play-based and the kids have a lot of freedom to either participate in the activity being done by the class or do something else if they are not interested. The school has lots of different special activities like yoga, drumming, creative movement and singing. The facility is small, right now it is the basement level of a private house, though it was fully renovated to be a licensed preschool space. It also has a backyard area. There are two sessions, 9-1 and 1-5 or full day. There is also early bird (8AM) and late bird (till 6PM). They are open more days than most schools as they do not follow the board of ed calendar. They use time outs when discipline is needed, but they are very adept at diffusing situations before it gets to that point. They have accomodated a child on the spectrum receiving ABA therapy in the classroom. At the most recent parent teacher conference, I was given feedback on my son's social and emotional development, his play skills, his creativity and imagination, his fine and gross motor skills and his progress in academic stuff like identifying letters, numbers, colors, etc. Recommend (Hi/Rec/DoNot) Highly recommend
  • Review from PSP Survey, 2010

    Name of Program: Full time 5 days KID AGE:3-4 years Beautiful Space...backyard play space with lots of toys Slightly structured program- daily activity plans, but if the children just aren't 'into it', they are flexible. the kids get outside everyday, library trips a couple of times a month. Occasional longer trips (aquarium, transit museum) Young, gentle teachers. good parent communication, less days off than the public schools my child had some issues with hitting the teachers, but the teachers worked with me and my son to better his behavior. We actually saw a pretty quick 'better-ing' of the situation! Teacher never seemed annoyed or upset by his behavior - rather with an attitude of 'we'll work through it'. Highly Recommend/Recommend or Do Not Recommend?--Highly recommend Review Date: Fall 2010