The Saint Nicholas George & Evlavia Doulaveris Preschool

43-09 196th Street Flushing, NY 11358
718-357-0800 Fax: 718-225-3590
School email address:

Protopresbyter: Father Paul Palesty
Director: Elaine Meskouris








Here at The Saint Nicholas George and Evlavia Doulaveris Preschool, we understand that choosing the right preschool for your child is a very important decision, so we have created a safe environment combined with a multi-faceted program to help build the skills that children need to be successful learners. We are a private, Greek Orthodox Christian Preschool established in the year 2000 and a part of the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church located in Flushing, Queens. Our programs accommodate children ages 2 to 5 years old and is comprised of nursery and pre-kindergarten classrooms. Our preschool offers a warm and nurturing environment where children can thrive, grow, and explore the world around them. Our dedicated team of passionate educators are committed to providing exceptional care and education for your little ones.

The Saint Nicholas George and Evlavia Doulaveris Preschool takes pride in being able to provide your child with:

A Safe and Secure Environment: The safety and security of your child is our top priority. Our preschool is equipped with state-of-the-art security systems, ensuring a secure environment for your peace of mind. We maintain rigorous safety protocols and conduct regular safety checks to create a worry-free space for your child to learn and play. We monitor state and local public health guidelines consistently to guide and implement our health and safety practices.

Qualified and Caring Staff: Our team consists of highly trained and experienced professionals who are passionate about early childhood education. We are also proudly certified by the Early Childhood Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, which ensures that each staff member is fully screened and cleared through a rigorous background check and fingerprinting process and that they participated in at least 15 hours of professional development every 2 years. Our teachers foster a love for learning, encouraging children to explore their interests and reach their full potential.

Engaging Learning Spaces: Our preschool features state-of-the-art classrooms that stimulate children’s curiosity and imagination. From colorful and interactive classrooms to outdoor play areas, our facility is designed to inspire exploration, creativity, and social interaction. The student/teacher ratio is in accordance with the regulations provided by the Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene. We provide a range of age-appropriate materials and resources to support each child’s individual learning journey and allow them to flourish and develop independently.

Comprehensive Curriculum:
Our well-rounded curriculum is designed to promote cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. Through a combination of play-based activities, hands-on learning experiences, and structured lessons, we strive to create a well-rounded educational journey for your child. Our team stays up to date with the latest early-childhood teaching methodologies through professional development. Our programs are constantly updated and tailored to meet and exceed the standards required for preschool education. We offer a variety of enrichment programs to enhance your child’s learning experience. These include arts and crafts, music and movement, language development, and physical activities. Our goal is to expose children to a wide range of experiences that promote their overall growth and development in order to provide each child with a solid educational foundation required to succeed in the educational system.
Through the years we have found the Fundations literacy approach to be most effective. This program encourages many skills required for future reading and spelling. It is an effective approach for both the child that struggles with literacy and the child that has strong literacy skills. With this approach, we are helping all the children in our student population. Math is taught using many manipulatives so that numbers make sense, and learning is through real experience. The emphasis is on mathematics through classifying, patterns, counting and if ready, addition. Social Studies and Science are incorporated into our daily curriculum. During Social Studies, an emphasis Is placed on community. We also use the Scholastic Magazine which has age-appropriate current events for us to share. Our science program allows young learners to explore and also to participate In classroom experiments. These experiments are often shared with you via the Google Classroom platform. It is wonderful to see our young scientists having so much fun!


NURSERY (For Children Turning 3 by December 31st)
Morning program: Three or Five half-day options from 8:10-11:10
Full-day program: Three or Five full-day options from 8:10-2:30

Our Nursery curriculum provides a myriad of learning experiences that will encourage each child to become a confident learner. The program promotes pre-literacy through storytelling and consists of center time, which allows for exploration, pre-writing, art, and music. Our Greek language program as well as religion, are essential to our school. The Greek language is taught via puppetry, song, dances, and experiences through our many educational games and instructional tools for young learners. We live our Orthodox life at our Preschool by talking about major feast days, with a great emphasis on Church. The children are brought to church monthly for Liturgy.

PREKINDERGARTEN (For Children Turning 4 By December 31st)
Full-day program: Three or Five Full day options from 8:20–2:40

The Prekindergarten program provides learning activities that will help to enhance the growth of every child according to their developmental abilities. Our curriculum consists of Greek, Religion, Math,
Social Studies, Science, Art Appreciation, and Physical Education. The Prekindergarten program promotes phonemic awareness as well as developing reading skills that will serve as a basis for reading proficiency. Mathematics is also further developed in the program which follows New York State standards. Our main goal is to effectively scaffold experiences that will respond to the needs of every child. By doing this, each child will be ready for kindergarten, and have a positive attitude toward learning.

Our religion program consists of participating in ongoing projects that assist in understanding the meaning of major feast days and holidays. The children are also introduced to the Children’s Bible, with age-appropriate activities to follow. Our Greek curriculum includes learning through song, dance, letter recognition, participation in our customs, and awareness of age-appropriate historical events. The children perform in a Greek Independence Day Show during which they recite historical songs and perform dances. Our parent audience is always amazed by this presentation and our children shine with pride for their heritage.

Contact US
We invite you to contact us to learn more about our hidden gem in Queens. It is truly a beautiful place for your precious child to begin their academic journey.

We also welcome you to schedule a tour of our pristine preschool. During your visit, you will have the opportunity to meet our staff, observe our facilities, and ask as many questions as you like. We believe that once you experience our warm and nurturing environment you will see first-hand why so many families have been choosing our preschool for over 20 years.

Please feel free to contact our team and we will be delighted to answer any questions you may have and to discuss how we can meet the unique needs of your child.

You may call us at (718) 357-0800 or email us at