Instillan early love forlearning

We believe early education provides the foundation for all future learning.

Our Story

Playgarden was founded in 2007 in Tribeca.The founders, Amanda, Valeska and Carlos were looking for a large indoor space to create clean, safe space for young children to learn and play in New York City. Tribeca, with its old warehouses, provided a great opportunity to convert a 8,000 square foot space with 11 ft ceilings, skylights and oversized windows into a space where children could grow though unstructured play in the largest indoor playground in the city and through formal education and development in the classrooms.

For 13 years Playgarden has focused on creating educational and developmental programs for the youngest children. Through the expertise of certified montessori teachers, physical and cognitive therapists, special needs educators and visual and musical artists, we developed educational programs for children ages 18 months to 3 years.

Playgarden opened a new location in the Upper East Side in 2017 to focus exclusively on formal early learning, tailoring the space to create a nurturing, enriching environment to impart our Playgarden Prep Classes. In 2019 we started working on providing access to our early education programs online, which is being made available to families in the fall of 2020.

Our Locations

Diversecurriculum promotes
whole child development

Activities to support cognitive, emotional and social growth


Playgarden strives to become the premier provider of early education programs for children ages 12 months to 36 months. We will do so by developing innovative programs tailored to the different educational stages of children and through our team members’ love for early education and helping children. Our team is and will be composed of a diverse group of friendly, energetic, talented individuals who are passionate about having a great performance in their work and life. At the core of our Playgarden community is a belief of and support for equity and inclusion. We will take care of children, as if they were our own, instilling them with confidence and love of learning.