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Join our fall 2024 class! 
Preschool for ages 2 - 5

September 2024 - June 2025
(Exact dates to come)

Creating an intimate community means a lot to us. With a maximum of 6 children, we are able to foster deep relationships with each child. Adams & Haack Studio is a nature based program, spending at least half of our day adventuring in Prospect Park. Explore our philosophy page to learn more about our program.

Location: 10th St, between 7th and 8th Ave.

Time: 9 - 2, with option to stay until 5:30.



Answers to Common Questions:​

  • Child does not need to be fully potty trained

  • Option to enroll 2-5 days per week

  • Flexible pick-up time 

  • Aftercare until 5:30 offered daily

Our Team

our team

Celia Pardo
Co-Teacher & Foodie Friday Chef

A life long learner with a background in arts and education, I have always had a passion for working with children.

I graduated from Hunter College with a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art and a focus in Arts Education. I have had the pleasure of working in the Pre-K program at the International School of Denver, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan—assisting with arts + food programming, as well as Brooklyn Compass Charter facilitating their after school program. 


At Adams & Haack, I wear many hats but I am proud to lead food programming for both pre-school and after school! Part lunch lady, part self appointed “home economics” teacher, part art pal. Every day I get to learn from our students and that makes this job the best job I’ve ever had!

Lauren Graham 

I have always had a nurturing personality and have been involved in child care from a young age. From swim instructor to daycare, full time nanny then preschool.

I am naturally creative and enjoy helping children with art projects and co-creating other fun activities.

My life journey has taken me to some fantastic places including living and traveling in Europe for almost 10 years, during which I gave birth to my beautiful daughter. She inspires me daily.


I love witnessing the children grow and evolve with Adams & Haack Studio, and I feel honored to be here!


Elise Direktor 
Music & Theatre Teacher

Visiting Artists



Our daughter’s experience at Adams and Haacks Studio was priceless. She attended both summer camp last year and this past school year. Kaelynn and other teachers made our daughter feel loved, understood and encouraged.  As time went by she spent more and more time in aftercare as she didn’t want to come home. Each day she was excited to go to school and weekends were tough to be away from friends and her beloved teacher.  We were jealous ;) and so happy at the same time that she had such an amazing experience.  We loved the fact that she spent so much time outside on adventures in Prospect Park, learning about nature, making discoveries.  At the studio there was no lack of excitement, imagination and creativity through play, arts and cooking! We loved the goodies she made.  The studio was full of thoughtful and creative toys and also provided safe and nurturing space. There was individualized attention and guidance provided as kids were learning social, emotional skills to play independently, in a group and be part of a team.  Through play our daughter’s language, motor skills and even math were developed.  Our daughter came out of the school with deep connections and the saddest part for all of us is that we moved and can’t continue for another year.  It’s only our wish to find another program like this where each kid is treated with such dedication and care.


- Dagmara and Michael, parents to L

2022 preschool year

Our classroom!
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