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Preschool Jr/Sr Education Upward Bound


The Emily N. Carey Harbor Preschool offers full-day early learn and preschool programming for children ages 18 months through 5 years. Our education and arts curriculum promotes development of age specific skills. We collaborate with families to nurture intellectually curious and socially confident young people, ready for success in kindergarten and beyond.

Student Ages
Toddlers to 2.9; 3- and 4-year-olds

Program Hours
8 a.m.–6 p.m., year-round, full day

To contact the Preschool Department,
call 212.427.2244 ext. 421 or send us an e-mail.


Emily N. Carey Harbor Preschool

Boys & Girls Harbor has more than 40 years of expertise in building stable and nurturing relationships with toddlers and preschoolers. Working in partnership with our children’s families and an energetic Parent Advisory Council, dedicated and experienced teachers attend to each child’s individual need and stage of development. Our high-impact instruction is informed by continual assessment of each child’s progress.

Harbor Early Learning Experience

  • Targeted student learning plans
  • Rigorous reading and math curriculum
  • Computer technology for literacy skill building
  • Ongoing student assessment
  • Balanced child-directed choices with consistent classroom structure
  • Dance/movement classes
  • Educational trips
  • Outdoor play in beautiful Central Park, right across the street
  • Nutritious meals and snacks