Newmeadow’s integrated preschool located in upstate New York has a mission to transform the lives of children. All but three of Newmeadow’s twelve classrooms are integrated with children of all learning abilities. Regardless of a child’s style and individual learning requirements, Newmeadow readies each child for the rigors of kindergarten and life beyond.
Founded in 1982 by Dr. Thomas and Donna Funiciello in Glenville, New York, the school has now reached three decades of service to children and families of the Capital Region, and celebrated its 30-year anniversary in 2012.
From a modest beginning with 13 children and one class, it has provided for thousands of preschoolers with a wide range of general and special education needs. Newmeadow has responded to preschool education with a complete program of applied behavior analysis known as Bridges ABA. The school’s Bridges ABA techniques have been instrumental in making it one of the premier programs in the region. Bridges ABA is incorporated in all classrooms and all spaces within the school and is utilized with all children regardless of level of ability or special circumstances. In 2014, the school introduced New York State Common Core to their curriculum.
In 1998 the school moved to its current location in Malta, New York, in the center of fast growing Saratoga County. A second location in Queensbury, New York, opened in 2009. At exits 12 and 19 of I-87 respectively, the sites draw 2 to 5-year-old children from a seven county area and 35 school districts.
In 2015 the school started the process of finding their own building. In a generous donation, Newmeadow was gifted a plot of land in Clifton Park, off of exit 9 of I-87. In fall of 2016, they were finally able to break ground and construction began on their new, custom-built, state-of-the-art, 20,000 sq ft building. The Malta location is scheduled to move in to their new facility for the start of Fall term 2017!
For over 30 years, Newmeadow has worked to prepare children for kindergarten, elementary school, and the challenges that accompany social and educational opportunity. Now you can experience what Newmeadow parents have experienced by viewing our “Parent to Parent” video.