Red Hook Playgroup is a progressive, preschool on Columbia Street, a convenient location for Columbia Waterfront, Carroll Gardens and Red Hook families. We provide a rich, creative community based early education for children between ages 2.4 and 5. We believe that all children have the desire, ability and motivation to learn, and we seek to nurture these natural impulses by providing a beautiful, supportive and stimulating environment to encourage all the young minds in our care.

Our curriculum draws inspiration from both the Montessori and Reggio Emilia approaches; our year long investigations and materials-based focus are unique. Our classrooms are co-taught by highly qualified early childhood teachers, in partnership with a diverse and talented team of specialists who implement our art, science & garden, and bilingual music & movement programs. A strong home-school partnership is essential, and we keep families involved through daily classroom blog posts and varied community events throughout the year.

Red Hook Playgroup offers programming including 3 and 5 day/week preschool, extended day, and summer camp. Tuition assistance is available for qualified families. Email us at or sign up for a tour here.