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History

More than forty years ago, L.A.C. Preschool was founded by a group of church members for the purpose of providing a weekday nursery school for children from the church and the community. The objective was to provide a safe haven in which children could grow, develop and test their world. The school opened its doors in January 1974 as a non-sectarian outreach program sponsored by the Larchmont Avenue Presbyterian Church to the community. It is a not for profit organization licensed by the New York State Office of Child and Family Services and is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs.

It began as a co-operative nursery school with a paid Teacher/Director who was assisted by parents. Our first class consisted of 12 four year olds. Over the years we have grown and added many classes along the way. The premise of the school, however, has remained the same. Our primary goal is to provide a high quality first school experience to the child, one that will nurture his or her emotional, physical, cognitive and social growth. We meet our goals by providing a developmentally appropriate curriculum taught by early childhood professionals.

Today, close to 150 children attend the school ages 2-5. A morning and afternoon program is offered.

The school is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of representatives from the Church, parents of current and former students and community resource persons.