Cathedral Nursery School
110 Rockaway Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530
(516) 746-3311  Fax  (516) 746-3384


A Separation Program for 2-1/2 year olds


EARLY STEPS is a specialized program developed to gently separate the children while they begin to socialize, learn to follow simple directions, and learn to transition easily from one activity to another.  Throughout the year, teachers continue to foster their intellectual and emotional development.


  • Program includes free play in the classroom where children can choose appropriate play from blocks, dress up/dramatic play, various fine motor manipulatives and sensory tables as well as projects planned by the teachers to enhance a 2 1/2 year old's creative abilities.
  • Each week children attend music where they learn many songs and fingerplays as well as perform a parade with musical instruments.
  • Both our indoor and outdoor play areas address their gross motor skills allowing them to climb, run, jump, ride bikes and important time for them to enjoy creative and imaginative play.


PROGRAM: Full year separation program from September through June

      Two Days:  Tuesday, Thursday  9:00 to 11:00 am or 12:10 to 2:10 pm 

                        Wednesday, Friday   9:00 to 11:00 am or 12:10 to 2:10 pm

New for 2019-20 school year - Hours will increase from 2 hours to 2 1/2 hours 

           for the second half of the year beginning Feb 2020 to June 2020 - 

                        AM: 9:00 to 11:30 and PM: 12:10 to 2:40


CLASS SIZE:  12 children with 1 Head Teacher and 1 Asst. Teacher


AGE REQUIREMENT:  Children must be turning 2 1/2 by September 30th of the current school year to be eligible.