About Us

A Quality Cooperative Preschool

Our History

The Kids’ Place Preschool was founded in 1961 by local mothers who had previously organized a playgroup for their children. In 1968 the Nassau Nursery Association Inc. was established, formally making us a not-for-profit, cooperative preschool. We purchased our building at 13 Church Street soon thereafter, which has been home to The Kids' Place ever since. The board and council consist of parent volunteers, and our only paid staff are our wonderful teachers.

Our preschool is devoted to helping your child develop a positive self image through supervised educational experiences and play. The Kids' Place provides a variety of group and individual experiences for your child to gain confidence, and learn how to deal with others. Our nursery school is designed to offer your child the first-hand experience needed to expand your child's world and to build curiosity.

Our Goals

  • Provide children learning experiences by belonging, understanding, doing, and being themselves.

  • Allow each child to progress at an individual pace, in turn developing self-esteem.

  • Provide a home/school atmosphere that will lend itself to successful child development.

  • Build a foundation of basic readiness for Kindergarten.

  • Maintain an individual and personal approach, so that each child may experience understanding, respect, and mental stimulation.

  • Develop in your child, through projects. games, music and varied motor activities, an awareness of their body and it's relationship to the world around them.

  • Encourage good manners, and healthy eating habits.

Our Teachers

Our teachers possess both the professional qualifications and personal qualities to recognize each child's stage of readiness. Assistant teachers are chosen based on their understanding and ability to relate to children. They offer appropriate materials and activities to allow each child to make his or her own discoveries.

Sarah Trindade

Head Teacher

Sarah Trindade is the Head Teacher at The Kid's Place. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in English from Binghamton University and a Master's Degree in Elementary Education from The College of Saint Rose.

Sarah started teaching preschool at the Albany Jewish Community Center after she graduated. She then moved to Ithaca, NY and worked as a Head Start teacher for four years.

After her second child was born, she spent a few years at home with him before going back to work at The Kid's Place Preschool, where she started as Assistant Teacher.

Sarah grew up in the Albany area, spent 9 years in Ithaca, and has been living in East Greenbush for years with husband and two sons, Zack and Jensen.

Assistant Teacher

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