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


What Are You Planning For Next Summer?

It’s cold outside, but it’s already time to think about camp! There are two different summer programs available specifically for Prelude-aged kids, and you can find out all about them. Prelude Families have priority enrollment early; general enrollment begins on January 6.


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


Have you had another baby?

We have a host of programming for you while you’re on your babymoon!

Does your workout routine need a jump-start?

This winter, the 14Y will be having free Winter Wellness Lunch & Learns and Pop-Up Exercise classes designed to get you motivated and fit (NOTE: for parents only).

Mon Jan 6th 12:15-1pm Studio A/B. Goal-Setting for Success with Elizabeth Schneider, a certified Fitness Instructor with a Master’s Degree in Psychoanalysis. Light snacks will be served.

Fri Jan 24 730-8:15pm Studio A/B. Functional Fitness: The Turkish Get Up, a total-body exercise that increases torso stabilization and overall strength. Taught by Personal Trainer, Jacob Ingram.


More fun things to do at the 14Y:

Magical Movement with Mik: This one-of-a-kind series is a perfect complement to your child’s time at Prelude! The class series focuses on continuity and progression, making music and movement principles part of your child’s mind, with tips to use at home. With vibrant parent/caregiver participation, focusing on imagination and creative engagement, we will share music, movement and storytelling. Tuesdays 9:15-10 and 10-10:45. Register here.

Friday Feature (9:15-11) with Jennifer and many Prelude friends!) still has *very* 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.


Upcoming Dates: 
School Closures:

January 20-21 (MLK Day and Professional Development)

February 17-21 (mid-winter break)

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!