More than forty-five years ago, Larchmont Avenue Church 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.
LAC preschool began as a co-operative nursery school with a paid Teacher/Director who was assisted by parents. Our first class consisted of 12 children, four-year-olds. Over the years, we have grown and added several classes along the way. The mission of our school, however, has remained the same. Our primary goal is to provide a high quality first school experience to children in our community, one that will nurture their emotional, physical, cognitive and social growth. We meet our goal by providing a developmentally appropriate curriculum taught by early childhood professionals.
The Director is supported in developing policy, procedures, and program by an Advisory Council consisting of representatives from LAC Preschool and Larchmont Avenue Church.