University Plaza Nursery School

UPNS offers a three-year nursery school program for children ages 2 to 5 years old in an environment rich with learning opportunities for their intellectual, social, emotional and physical development. The school is a not-for-profit organization and operates as a parent cooperative with a director-teacher. UPNS was founded in 1966 to serve families from the


Our goal is to provide a nursery school experience that builds on the natural curiosity each child is born with. We foster the learning process by encouraging children to explore their own interests in a warm, caring and child-centered setting. Children are supported as they learn important social skills through play and relationships within the


UPNS is organized as a co-op, and families are partners in the operation of the school. The school asks each family to contribute at least four to five hours of volunteer work each month, or about 45 hours per year. Every family is responsible for one job throughout the school year and one major group


Licensed by the Department of Health of New York City Chartered by the New York State Department of Education Member of Parents League of New York, ERB and Parent Cooperative Preschools International