Registration for 2023-2024 is now open

Click on "enroll" above to complete a registration form. For more information, email


One spot still available for
the 2022-2023 school year!

We have one spot available for a 3-5 year old Hastings on Hudson!

Click the link below for more information about how to enroll your child in the Sugar Maples Class this fall!

Email for more information.


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Mud pie!
Mud pie!

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Magic of mud
Magic of mud

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About Us

Welcome to Little Leaf, the first licensed Nature Preschool in New York State!

Little Leaf is a unique nature preschool for children ages 2 - 5.  Our educators are passionate early childhood experts who place play, social-emotional learning and the natural world at the heart of the children's days. The curriculum is emergent and play-based, inspired by the Reggio Emilia and Waldorf pedagogies. The global Nature Pre-school Movement and the Coyote Mentoring approach enliven our daily work.  

We have beautiful indoor classrooms as well as acres of the natural world to explore at all of our sites. 

Little Leaf is comprised of three locations; the Andrus-on-Hudson campus in Hastings-on-Hudson, the Lenoir Nature Preserve in Yonkers, and Teatown Lake Reservation in Ossining.  

Little Leaf is a member of the Eastern Region Association of Forest Kindergarten and Nature Schools, the Childcare Council of Westchester, and the National Association of the Young Child.  Little Leaf at Andrus-on-Hudson and Little Leaf at Lenoir Nature Preserve are licensed by the State of NY Office of Children and Family Services.

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Our Preschool Programs

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Preschool at Teatown Lake Reservation

Preschool at Lenoir Nature Preserve

Preschool at Andrus-on-Hudson

Summer Camp at Andrus-on-Hudson


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Little Leaf Preschool at Andrus-on-Hudson

185 Old Broadway

Hastings-On-Hudson, NY 10706

(914) 418-4541

Little Leaf Preschool at Lenoir Nature Preserve

19 Dudley Street,

Yonkers, NY10701

(914) 418-4541

Little Leaf Preschool at Teatown Lake Reservation

1600 Spring Valley Rd. 

Ossining, NY 10562

(914) 214-1055

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