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Our Philosophy

We believe that the pre-school years are very critical ones in the life of a child. The experiences in nursery school can be gentle steps in becoming more comfortable with new children and adults. We also want to develop positive attitudes toward future learning situations.

The emphasis in our school is in creating experiences to promote social, emotional, physical, and academic growth. We provide opportunities for the children to develop:

  • the importance of self

  • the importance of others

  • sharing space, attention and materials

  • independence

  • responsibility

  • working in a classroom situation

  • listening skills

  • manners


Our arrival and dismissal at each classroom door encourages parent-teacher and parent-parent interaction.

We pride ourselves in offering a quality program at an affordable rate.



The quality of a school depends to a great extent on its teachers and helpers. We have dedicated, trained teachers and assistants in each classroom with a very low ratio of children to adults.


BAMNS is a non-profit nursery school established in 1966. We are chartered by the Board of Regents, New York State Board of Education.

...the classroom is a safe and comfortable place where my granddaughter learned to accept challenges beyond her comfort zone and take risks. I was always comfortable handing over our little girl who is most precious to us all. She couldn't wait to share everything she learned in class on our way home.

Pat Davidson

Every teacher we have worked with at BAMNS has been outstanding! The attention to each student's needs is evident. The kids are loved, cared for and educated. The enrichment program has given our daughter more independence and ownership of her learning. We'll be bringing our youngest back in September!

The Natale Family, Victor 

Our son loved BAMNS, and was so excited to go to school and couldn’t wait to see all his friends. The students were always so happy to walk into the classroom, greeted with a smile and said hello to, by name, which really makes each child feel special and welcome. We definitely recommend BAMNS to prepare for kindergarten. Our son learned so much. Thank you BAMNS!

The Siegel Family 

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