Start a group
From in-home preschool alternative to after school sessions, design the program that meets your needs, and share with like-minded families in the community.
Join a group
Looking for a better learning experience? Tired of paying for expensive school facilities and management cost? Join our program in your neighborhood.
how it works
Whether you create your own program or join an existing group, we work with the hosts to set up the days, times, age groups, and learning focus for each experience.
We assign the right lead educator and curriculum to each program. Every session is planned and reported. We track the progress, to provide the best learning experience for your child.
We offer an affordable solution for a high-quality learning experience, by eliminating the high costs associated with typical school programs. After a paid trial, families commit to a semester at a time.
Book with confidence! Our lead educators come from reputable schools with experience delivering specialized instruction and activities to students.
No need to run around the city to give your little ones the best enrichment possible! You can host groups in your home or join the ones nearby.
Access research-based content customized for each group. Track your child’s progress through detailed learning reports.
You only need to commit to a semester at a time, and not the whole school year. Hosts can also select exclusion dates during set up.
By eliminating the expensive school rent and management cost, we deliver great experience for less.
Why NYC Parents Love Us
“We were looking for a 3s program when we found Dearest. The famous preschools were overpriced and others were just like daycares. We chose Dearest as it gives us what we need without the crazy price tag. We now have a group of 4 best friends who love learning together!” - Nat
“When we started pre-K, we needed childcare for just 15 hours/week. We couldn’t keep our full-time nanny, but didn’t want to do a large group care. Dearest came in and set up a reliable and enriching program, that is shared with a small group of kids. It’s cheaper AND the caregivers are teachers. I’m convinced that this is the best childcare solution for school kids in the city.” - Ashley
“We do a girls’ after school STEM group in our home! We just started, but the set-up was very easy, and we are all impressed with the activities the teacher brings every week. I appreciate the flexibility of the pickup, extension, and drop-off system. We are looking to add another day from the next semester.” - Moe