Hastings-on-Hudson's Top Nursery Program

Five Corners Nursery is located in the First Reformed Church at 18 Farragut Avenue in Hastings-on-Hudson. Our classrooms are large and bright. We believe in a center-like approach so that our children are offered a variety of learning opportunities each day. Centers include blocks, reading readiness, dramatic play and dress-up, art, math readiness, science and more. A fully equipped kitchen is available for cooking and baking. Our playground is situated under a shady canopy of trees. It is equipped with a large sanbox, riding toys, and jungle gym on a soft, safe surface.

Our Philosophy

THE FIVE CORNERS NURSERY program provides a warm, stimulating environment that allows preschoolers to develop self-worth and a positive attitude toward learning. Each class has a developmentally appropriate curriculum that emphasizes the different areas of development, including physical, cognitive, emotional, and social.


Director: Mary Cahill
Consulting Psychologist: Dr. Marilyn Meese, PhD.
Administrator: Judith Rotiroti

Mary Cahill's programs have been nurturing the children of Hastings-on-Hudson and the surrounding villages for more than 20 years. Mary's developmentally appropriate philosophy has permeated our community. Mary was the Founder and Director of both Hilltop Nursery School and the Hillside School Kindergarten Enrichment Program, where she worked for fifteen years. Five Corners' connection with Hillside's kindergarten is invaluable. Mary's teaching techniques and experience are widely respected and admired.

Our hand-picked staff of experienced and trained teachers and assistant teachers is highly qualified in early childhood education. Their warm and caring personalities enable them to create a safe and secure learning environment.