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Elements The Urban Nature Preschool

Elements Preschool is a nature-based preschool in the Lower East Side, New York City.


Every morning, a group of children make their way through the busy streets of New York’s Lower East Side to a preschool tucked away on Suffolk Street.  Here, they spend their days playing in a delightful, custom-landscaped garden. They engage in activities and lessons that introduce them to the world in a sensory, intuitive manner. They learn how to trust their experiences, and explore their surroundings with curiosity. They create meaningful relationships with their environment and one another. Elements was founded in 2015 by Shilpa Sethi, who was searching for a nature-based, exploratory program for her own daughter. Her futile search led her to create this unique center.




99 Suffolk Street
New York, NY  10002