BHB Parents Open Thread: Pre-School

Where do you bring your pre-schoolers to learn and play in Brooklyn Heights? Discuss the best (and the worst) below!

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  • Monty

    Our toddler has been going to the new Kiddie Korner spot on Montague and Clinton. Technically it’s day care at this age and not pre-school, but they do give age appropriate lessons in between music, yoga, naps and snacks. We’ve been very happy and our little angle loves going every day.

  • bhmom3

    We love Saint Ann’s preschool!

  • harumph

    I think all the preschools in Brooklyn Heights are pretty amazing… we are partial to Packer, but haven’t heard a bad thing about Friends, St. Anns, BHS, Grace or Plymouth

  • Jazz

    What about activity places like Moxie Spot? How’s the BK Kids (?) place?

  • ABC

    Brooklyn Heights is full of great preschools. All too expensive, and too much of a hullabaloo to get into, but Friends, St Anns, Packer, Grace, Plymouth, Kiddie Korner, Imagine, BHMS, NY Kids Club .. all great options. I know happy families at each. I’m partial to one, but that’s only for sentimental reasons.

  • Monty

    @Jazz, Our daughter has fun at Moxie Spot. The activities, toys, etc are great, but in reality kids just like to see other kids causing a ruckus. The food is not great, but there’s a enough decent options to keep you happy.

    @ABC, too expensive compared to the bargain real estate in BH? It costs a small fortune, but everyone here is rich beyond measure, so it’s fine.

  • ABC

    Too expensive as in too much per hour.

    >>but everyone here is rich beyond measure, so it’s fine<<

    I have kids in preschool and this does not describe too many of these parents. The majority of these kids come from families with two working parents. I think your stereotype is dated. I guess it describes you?

  • cat

    “…but everyone here is rich beyond measure, so it’s fine…”

    If only! What a laugh.

    Some of us are struggling to get by as costs continue to rise. I don’t understand why, in a recession, it only gets more expensive–food, housing, and esp. BH pre-schools. Thank goodness for Trader Joe’s.

  • No One of Consequence

    Get used to things getting more expensive and to paying more taxes. But y’all knew that when you voted for Obama and his ingenious “spread the wealth around” didn’t you? Did you think that meant you’d be getting any of that spreading, oh high-wage earner? No, it’s your (supposed) wealth that will be being spread.

  • PS 8 parent

    The children’s room in the Brooklyn Heights library is amazing–and amazingly crowded.

  • Monty

    Geez, was my comment not phrased to set off everyone’s sarcasm detector? My wife and I both work and visit TJ’s every weekend despite living the North Heights. My comment was fueled by spotting a brand new Tesla Roadster being parked in a one-car garage on Cranberry St.

  • harumph

    Wow, a Tesla? Cool car. Was it red?

  • Heights Low

    No offense but TJ is WEAK.

  • Doug Biviano

    >Thank goodness for Trader Joe’s.

    Try Sahadi’s for some of your imported staples. For olive oil, cheese, COFFEE, olives, and other bulk items the prices are unbelievably low — Park Slope Food Coop low! For example, parmesan $10.75/lb. Good coffee for less than $5/lb. Blue Cheese for $6/lb.

    Btw, I always prefer to support locally owned and operated businesses over national chains like TJ’s.