Academy for Early Childhood Program Accreditation

Our program is proud to have, once again, earned the NAEYC Accreditation -- the mark of quality for early childhood education programs.  Click here for more details! 

Little Harvard-New Windsor will be CLOSED Thursday, 4/27/17 due to leak repairs by the Town of New Windsor Water Department.  Water will be interrupted all day on multiple roads surrounding the school.  We are cannot operate without adequate and safe water supply and sewage.  Hot and cold running water must be available and accessible at all times.  
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

* Rain date for this work will be Friday, 4/28/17 *


Little Harvard will be CLOSED
Friday, May 26th & Monday, May 29th for
Memorial Day weekend.

APRIL/MAY 2017 UPCOMING INFO/NEWS -- New Windsor Location:

    • April 3 - April 28, 2017 Universal Pre-Kindergarten enrollment window.  Universal Pre-Kindergarten is available at our New Windsor location for children who reside in the Newburgh Enlarged City School District and who will be 4 years old by 12/1/17.  Please refer to the Newburgh Enlarged City School district website for registration details.
    • Wednesday, 5/10 – Mother's Day Lunch for 3's -- begins at 11:30am
    • Thursday, 5/11 – Mother's Day Lunch for UPK 1 & 2 -- begins at 11:30am
    • Friday, 5/12 – Mother's Day Breakfast for Toddlers & Step-Up -- begins at 7:00am to 8:30am
    • Monday, 5/15 – “Update The Latest News On Your Child” Phone Conferences: Infants & Toddlers
    • Tuesday, 5/16 – “Update The Latest News On Your Child” Phone Conferences: Step-up 
    • Wednesday, 5/17 – “Update The Latest News On Your Child” Phone Conferences: 3’s
    • Thursday, 5/18 – “Update The Latest News On Your Child” Phone Conferences: UPK 1
    • Friday, 5/19 -- “Update The Latest News On Your Child” Phone Conferences UPK 2
    • Monday, 5/15 - Monday, 5/22 -- Scholastic Book Fair from May 15-May 22

-- Washingtonville Location:

Welcome to Little Harvard! 


Who we are: 

Little Harvard is a privately owned early childhood daycare and preschool center. We have two locations in Orange County, NY. 

Here at Little Harvard, we believe that it is never too early to start learning! Starting from the infant room, children are engaged in an exciting, hands-on curriculum that inspires children to explore and grow while using their imagination.

Your children will love spending their day with us! We work to maintain an inviting and educational environment that stimulates creativity and imagination.  As part of the New York State Nutrition Program, we provide healthy fresh food for the children.  

High-Level Curriculum
At our private preschool, we pride ourselves on a curriculum that is of the highest quality and completely compliant with the New York State Learning Standards.

Everyday in our classrooms, your child will participate in science, math, literacy, music/movement, art and outdoor play.  We believe in immersing your child in the weekly theme by providing them the means to explore and question with all of their senses.


Experienced Staff
We have an experienced and well-trained staff with a low turnover rate, allowing your children to develop long-term and meaningful relationships.  Their commitment to the field of education is evident in their classroom management skills, curriculum development, creative room environments and enthusiasm for teaching.  All teachers and teacher assistants have either a degree in Education or are currently working on an educational degree or Child Development Associate Certification (CDA).  In addition, all staff are CPR and First Aid trained, and many have their MAT (Medication Administration Training) certification.


Our founder, Rhoda Cianco-Uszenski, is committed to the best educational methodologies for children of all ages.  She began her career working with middle and high school children.  She continued as a college professor, teaching Early Childhood Education to future teachers.

In May of 1998, she opened Little Harvard in New Windsor, NY.  

Due to an increase in demand, we happily opened up our second location in Washingtonville in 2001.


Contact us at (866) 794-7133 for more information