Smarter Toddler Nursery & Preschool® to Open Its Doors Early Spring 2016

New York City’s Leading Arts-Based Nursery School to Open Brand-New Manhattan and Brooklyn Locations

New York, NY - Smarter Toddler Nursery & Preschool® announced today the highly anticipated Spring 2016 opening of two brand-new locations in Manhattan’s Financial District and Williamsburg. Both locations house state-of-the-art facilities designed to provide children ages 3 months to 5 years a supportive, engaging environment that stimulates learning, discovery and social confidence. The enriching Smarter Toddler curriculum incorporates literacy, visual arts, music and creative movement, while our highly trained and dedicated teaching staff provides children with guidance and encouragement. This dynamic combination fosters the development of the whole child and organically promotes cognitive, physical, social and emotional growth.

Kettia Ming, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Smarter Toddler says, “We are so excited to be opening the doors to our brand-new locations in the Financial District and Williamsburg. With the rise in families with young children relocating to these areas, there has been a significant increase in demand for high-quality childcare services in both neighborhoods. Our new locations afford us the opportunity to meet these needs and we look forward to becoming a resource to the entire community.”

Founded in 2003, Smarter Toddler quickly gained popularity, expanding to Midtown West and the Upper West Side in Manhattan. Both locations were acquired by Bright Horizons after 11 years of operation. Nearly a decade and a half later, under the expert leadership and guidance of Executive Director Kettia Ming, Smarter Toddler seeks to expand and build upon the success of the original locations.

Smarter Toddler Nursery & Preschool® is actively enrolling for the spring semester. Those interested are encouraged to contact the school for an enrollment package. For further information, please email or visit the Smarter Toddler website at

About Smarter Toddler Nursery and Preschool®

Smarter Toddler Nursery and Preschool® was founded by discerning New York City artists and parents dedicated to providing children with a stimulating environment to grow and develop through creative expression and inquiry-based education. For 14 years, Smarter Toddler Nursery and Preschool® has provided high-quality child care and early childhood education for children 3 months to 5 years with a Reggio Emilia inspired philosophy and a progressive arts-based curriculum that inspires discovery, imagination, creativity and problem solving. Through hands-on artistic exploration including visual art, music, theatre, movement, and dance, children are given the tools to express themselves, and a natural method of achieving language, literacy, social, emotional, physical and cognitive milestones. Brand new music-filled classrooms opening Spring 2016 are located in the Financial District at 99 John Street, New York, NY 10038 and in Williamsburg at 17 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249.

Smarter Toddler Nursery & Preschool Financial District

Reanne Agbayani


Phone: (212) 766-3222


Smarter Toddler Nursery & Preschool Williamsburg

Sesima Kamara


Phone: (718) 963-0545