Prelude to Preschool Resource Page

Useful Information for 14Y Prelude Families 2019-2020

For more information, contact Jill Shely, Manager of Prelude to Preschool at, or Meredith Fein Lichtenberg, Lead Community Catalyst, at


Parents’ Night Out is Tuesday, November 19 at 7:00 PM. Get your tickets now!

Gallery Exhibit

A Celebration of the Caregiver Community: Portraits and Biographies by Bridget Badore

The inspiration for this exhibit came through a 2017 Prelude to Preschool Discussion Group!

October 31 – December 13 in the main lobby!

What Do You Do When You’re Not At Prelude?

More fun things to do at the 14Y:


Friday Feature (9:15-11 with Jennifer and many Prelude friends!) still has limited availability. Email Jill Shely, Manager of Prelude, at to sign up.


New! Prelude families get a 10% discount on Drop-in and Mini-Semester classes:

  • Drop in on Saturdays for Playtime in the Gym or on Sundays for Indoor Playground
  • Register for a Mini-Semester of Playday, Magical Movement with Mik, or Toddler Sports

For a FREE trial class, or to get your 10% discount on registration or punch card, contact Dana Federbush, Director of Family Programming, at or at 646-395-4336.

Grown ups! Check out our upcoming Infant/Child/Adult CPR Workshops: 11/18 & 12/9.

Upcoming Dates: 
Parents’ Night Out: 

November 19

School Closures:

November 11

November 28 & 29

Evening Sessions with our Discussion Leaders:  

Thursday, December 5: 8:00 PM with Nancy*

Tuesday, December 17: 6:30 PM with Hope

Sign up to come to an evening discussion.

*Some of you asked if we can have late sessions, and we’re open to it — if you’d like to see more of these, please come to the one on 12/5 so we know there’s active interest!

For folks who usually attend during daytime, please note the following changes:  

If you’re in Doreen’s M/W 9:15 class: Nancy will not do a daytime group on 11/25.

If you’re in Meredith’s T/Th 11:15 class: Nancy will not do a daytime group on 12/12

If you’re in Meredith’s M/W 9:15 class or Doreen’s M/W 11:15 class: Hope will not do her daytime group on 11/20

Coffee will still be available for you in the kitchen!

Get Ready For Next Year!

If you know you want to attend the 14Y Preschool in the Fall of 2020, you are eligible for our 2020-2021 Preschool Admission Early Decision Option! This lets you apply and get an answer before our General Pool applicants.

All you need to do is:

The deadline to let us know that you are interested in Early Decision is January 17, 2020. Choosing Early Decision increases your chances but does not guarantee a placement.

Useful Links:
  • Schedule a coffee date to talk about how the year is going so far with Catalyst Meredith
  • Join the school-wide WhatsApp group chat to connect with other parents and get real time updates

School Year Calendar


Have an event or update to share with folks? Email Meredith to get it on this page!