Who we are:

The New Rochelle Day Nursery is a non-profit organization, licensed by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.  The NRDN was first established in 1895 to meet the needs of working parents or those pursuing further education.  Continuing today with the same purpose, the NRDN serves a complete cross-section of the population.

The New Rochelle Day Nursery serves children from 18 months through 5 years of age.  The hours of operation are from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday.  The NRDN is located in a state-of-the-art building designed specifically for early childhood education and dedicated to this purpose.  The NRDN has a multi-level spacious playground with a covered porch for outdoor play during inclement weather.  The NRDN also has a Head Chef as well as an Assistant Chef who make home cooked meals which meet CACFP nutritional guidelines.

New Rochelle Day Nursery

Celebrates 120 Years


When the New Rochelle Day Nursery opened it’s doors in 1895, there we about 10,000 people living here-it was still a village and town of New Rochelle. 

The booming summer resorts and grand estates in New Rochelle provided employment opportunities for great numbers of women and immigrants from abroad and Americans from South, many of whom had children but had no one to care for the during workings hours. As a result, The  New Rochelle Day Nursery was created by 15 women who were living in those grand estates to care for their children. It’s mission was clear and simple. “TO PROVIDE A HAVEN FOR SMALL CHILDREN WHOSE MOTHERS FOUND IT NECESSARY TO WORK OUTSIDE THEIR HOMES”. These are the words that appeared on the permit (Number One) issued by the New York Board of Charities in 1895. These 15 women became the pioneers in the childcare movement, providing quality childcare for the children of working women and the tradition has continued.

We fully understand the importance of Early childhood educations for all children and “WE NEED YOUR HELP”!

We are asking for your support in order to provide scholarships for children’s families who are struggling financially and are unable to provide quality Early Childhood Education. The children are our future and we need to protect them and educate them. 

Your contributions, whatever the amount can really make a difference in the lives of these children. Please make a donations on-line via link Donate  or send contributions to:

The New Rochelle Day Nursery 

115 Clinton Avenue

New Rochelle, NY 10801


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September Enrollment 2015

Registration for September 2015 will begin Early June. Please take the time to come tour the building. We will be glad at answer any questions you may have.

Summer Program

Enrollment for the summer program will begin at the end of April.  Please call us to schedule a tour of our facility and to learn more about our program.”