Red Hook Playgroup
Red Hook Playgroup


Red Hook Playgroup provides a rich, progressive, community-based early education for children between the ages of 2.4 and 5. We believe that all children have the desire, ability, and motivation to learn, and we seek to nurture these natural impulses by providing a beautiful, supportive, and stimulating environment to encourage all the young minds in our care.

RHP believes preschool education is an investment in the community, and we hope to encourage that sensibility in each of our students. To this end, RHP fosters an environment of collaborative exploration, investigation, and discovery where children are encouraged to think critically and creatively, to respect and support their peers, and to empathize with and learn from each member of their community.

RHP offers full-day preschool on 3 and 5 day/week schedules, a 6 week summer program, early drop-off, extended day, and tuition assistance for qualifying families.

Reviews (4)

  • Review from the 2019–2020 Daycare, Preschool, Pre-K, and K Survey

    Review: Likes the socialization, mixed methodology, arts and science are shared. Music class is a favorite Amenities offered: Has outdoor space, Has after-school options, Has early morning hours
  • Review from the 2016/2017 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten Survey

    Type: Preschool About the facility: Has afterschool options, Has early morning hours Review: Wonderful program with fully engaged, bright and warm teachers and children. Child-led, challenging, outdoor play almost every day, science, gardening, learned many new skills and made many new friends
  • 2014 Daycare/Preschool PSP review

    Program: 3s Length of Time: FT 5 days Child's Age: 3-4 years Review: This school is amazing. They really encourage the child's involvement with the world around them. The teachers are thoughtful and creative. Recommend (Hi/Rec/DoNot) Highly recommend Would you send your child again? Absolutely
  • Review from 2013 Daycare/Preschool PSP Survey

    Review date June 2013 (for 2012-2013 year) Program: Length of time: Full and Part Days Child's age: 3-4 years Review: Red Hook Playgroup is a warm, nurturing, engaging full-day program with creative, talented teachers. Art and music enrichment add to the rich curriculum that is a hybrid Montessori with elements of other progressive educational philosophies. The environment is cheerful and peaceful. The kids go outside every day (weather permitting), learn topics that are geared toward the interests a particular class is excited about, cook, listen to stories, learn basic counting and letter-naming skills, and engage in a lot of hands-on play. The classrooms have plenty of things to touch and manipulate but they are also neat and uncluttered. The teachers and administration are very focused on gently but firmly helping the students learn how to work harmoniously and resolve disagreements. Teachers send a two-paragraph memo about the days' activities every single day! Do you recommend? (Hi/Rec/DoNot) Highly recommend