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Daycare & Preschool Guide: Best Daycare & Preschool Programs in Saratoga Springs and Beyond

Updated: Aug 7, 2023

Finding a daycare or preschool program can be a daunting task filled with lots of reasearch. That's why we put together this guide of local daycare and preschools, so you can have all the options in one place.


Whether you are looking for daycare, preschool, a Montessori school, or a Waldorf school, you are sure to find a school that is a good fit for your child in Saratoga Springs.


Here are some of the best daycares and preschools in Saratoga Springs and surrounding areas:


Childcare Programs in Saratoga Springs & Surrounding Neighborhoods(with infant, toddler & preschool classes)

  • Childtime of Saratoga Springs is a preschool that offers full-day and half-day programs for children ages 2-5. The school has a focus on early literacy and math, and it also offers a variety of enrichment activities, such as Spanish, yoga, and music. Childtime of Saratoga Springs is located at 7 Care Lane, Saratoga Springs, NY

  • Creative Sprouts Childcare Center is a full-day preschool that serves children from infancy through age 5. The school has a focus on hands-on learning, and it offers a variety of activities, such as cooking, gardening, and art. Creative Sprouts Childcare Center is located at 3 Hampstead Pl Suite 105, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

  • Maple Leaf Childcare Center: Maple Leaf Childcare’s core values are safety, family, nature, discovery, and play. Maple Leaf Childcare Center is committed to providing a safe, nurturing environment where infants through preschoolers will learn to become life long learners through positive childhood experiences. Maple leaf has a few locations, their Malta North location is 2737 Route 9 Malta, NY 12020

  • Greenburg Childcare Center: The Greenberg Child Care Center is licensed by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services to provide day care for children from eight weeks to five years of age. Attended primarily by children of Skidmore College-affiliated families (faculty, staff, administrators, students and alumni), who receive priority in enrollment, the center is also open to the public as space is available. The Greenburg Childcare center is located at 815 North Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866


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Full Day Preschools in Saratoga Springs & Surrounding Neighborhoods (ages 3-5):

  • Pre-K in the Park is a waldorf-inspired full-day preschool that serves children ages 2.9-5. The school offers a variety of activities, including art, music, and nature exploration. Pre-K in the Park is located at 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

  • Saratoga Springs Universal Pre-K The Universal Pre-Kindergarten program (UPK) is a free pre-K program, funded by New York State, for four-year-old children who reside in the district. If you are a Saratoga Springs City School District resident, and your child will be 4 years old as of December 1 for the school year for which you are applying, you are eligible to apply for this program.

  • Community Roots Preschool is a full day preschool that serves children ages 3-5. The school has a focus on social-emotional learning and combines the best of traditional, Reggio Emilia and Montessori education in a unique school program that is as fun for children as it is educational and supportive. Community Roots Preschool is located at 48 Beekman Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

  • Jumper Bean Preschool is a full-day preschool that serves children ages 2.9-5. The school has a focus on healthy eating, active play, and organic learning. Jumper Bean Preschool is located 441 Geyser Rd Ballston Spa, NY 12020

  • Malta Montessori is a Montessori school that serves children ages 2.5-6. The school has a focus on individualized learning, and it offers a variety of activities, such as math, language, and science. Malta Montessori is located at 100 Saratoga Village Blvd #34a, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

  • Saratoga Independent School: Saratoga Independent School, offers a multiage PreK for 3 – 5 year olds, in which children are actively engaged in play and enriching learning activities. Students are part of a community where children and adults interact with respect, positive support, trust, and responsiveness. SIS is located at 459 Lake Avenue Saratoga Springs , NY 12866

Half-day preschools in Saratoga Springs & Surrounding Neighborhoods (some also offer full-time options)

  • Allo Saratoga: Allo offers a gentle-separation program for ages 2-3. Toddler playschool offers an introduction to preschool in a warm and inviting atmosphere. With small group sizes there is lots of individualized attention.

  • St. Clement's School is a private preschool that serves children ages 3-5 and offers half-day and full-day options, The school has a focus on Catholic education, and it offers a variety of activities, such as art, music, and religion. St. Clement's School is located at 231 Lake Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

  • Skidmore Early Childhood Center: The Skidmore Early Childhood Center is a laboratory school affiliated with the Education Department at Skidmore College. The center provides educational programs for young children and their families within Saratoga County in an environment designed to encourage exploration of materials and to foster positive social interaction. The Skidmore Early Childhood Center is located at 815 North Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

  • YMCA of Saratoga Springs offers a variety of preschool programs, including full-day UPK, half-day, and part-time programs. The YMCA offers a variety of activities, such as art, music, and swimming. The YMCA of Saratoga Springs is located at 290 West Ave Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

  • Beagle School Inc. is a private preschool that serves children ages 2-5. The school has a focus on experiential learning, and it offers a variety of activities, such as cooking, gardening, and field trips. Beagle School Inc. is located at 115 Regent St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.e

  • Waldorf School of Saratoga is a private school that serves children from preschool to grade 8. The school has a focus on nature-based learning, and it offers a variety of activities, such as gardening, cooking, and art. They offer half day & full day options as well as 3 day and 5 day schedules. The Waldorf School of Saratoga Forest Kindergarten Campus is located at 45 Kaydeross Avenue West.

  • Small Wonders Christian Preschool: Since September 1989, the Children’s Ministry of Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church has offered a weekday preschool program called Small Wonders Christian Preschool. They offer programs for two-year-olds, three-year-olds, and prekindergarten children. Small Wonders is located at 175 Fifth Ave Saratoga Springs Ny 12866.

  • Little Wings Farm School: Little Wings Farm Preschool teaches children about local, small-scale agriculture. The program has a flow and a rhythm that comes with changes in the season. Little Wings Farm School is located at 270 WING ROAD GREENFIELD, NY 12833

  • Pequeños at Play Hollow: Pequeños is a bilingual Spanish-English gentle immersion and child readiness program designed and implemented by childhood specialists for 2.5 year olds up to 5 year olds. This year, sessions will be led by Natalia Martinez, bilingual speech language pathologist focusing on Spanish language and verbal routines through song and play, Caitlyn Edson, registered dietitian helping children with food preparation and exploration, and Laura Sullivan, occupational therapist working on movement and sensory regulation. Play Hollow is located at 40 Front St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.


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