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Welcome to Early Learning Foundations Preschool, a licensed preschool from Gymtime Rhythm and Glues.

Early Learning Foundations Preschool offers families high-quality early childhood education with the added benefit of being part of the Gymtime family of programs. Our Progressive approach to education makes Early Learning Foundations Preschool a nurturing and dynamic place for children to learn and grow. Each classroom is designed to address the developmental needs and stages of young children. Our highly experienced early childhood educators make Early Learning Foundations Preschool the perfect environment for children and their families who are embarking on their journey through early childhood education together. Our programs serve children from 2-years-old through their fourth year. We offer two- and three-day options for our youngest children and five-day options for our older 3’s and Pre-K students.

We Welcome you to arrange a school tour to visit our beautiful state-of-the-art facility, meet with our teachers and observe our dynamic classrooms in action. For additional information please contact our preschool director, Victoria Versace McLaughlin at or assistant director, Karyn Smith at or by calling (212) 861-7732.

Merger Announcement

As of September 2015, we will be closing Early Learning Foundations Preschool and incorporating it into York Avenue Preschool.

It is only on the very rarest of occasions that one can claim that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, however, as we look at the combined talents of these two schools we feel confident that this statement best describes the rationale behind this decision.

Originally, a preschool alterative that served more transient families, ELF has grown into a full fledged preschool offering high quality early childhood education to children 2.0-5 years old with a returning population of close to 100%.

York Avenue Preschool, an ISAAGNY accredited preschool model which offers an admissions and strong exmissions process, continues to maintain a tradition of excellence. With the amenities that Gymtime Gymnastics, Rhythm and Glues offers, along with a strong Parent's Association, our classrooms are more dynamic than ever.

It would be difficult for any family to find a school that could better support the growth and development of their child. The combined talents of our administrative team and stellar teaching staff make us stronger as one entity than as two.

Please be assured that as we work through this process we will be communicating with families and available to answer any questions that you may have.

We are enthusiastic about combining the two schools and look forward to coming together and truly being able to offer young children and their families the very best early childhood experience and education available.