As you know, Open House Nursery School has been nurturing and educating Brooklyn children for more than four decades, and our ever-growing community of past and present students and parents is one of our greatest strengths.  Without you, we could not fulfill our mission to protect each child’s right to a joyful, unhurried childhood – a mission that grows ever more important.
Your annual support is an important part of our success.  Gifts from the families and friends of Open House enable us to improve our facilities and to provide specialized education–yoga, music, dance and science–in the classroom.  These funds also enable us to offer significant financial aid to families in need. Open House is one of the very few neighborhood preschools that offers financial aid, and we are proud that we have maintained our commitment to Brooklyn’s rich cultural and socio-economic diversity through these resources.

Won’t you consider helping Open House with an end-of-year gift? Your contribution, at any level, helps to guarantee that our school will flourish for many more decades to come. Not sure what your gift can do? Here are a few ideas:

  • $50 pays for finger paints and paper. 
  • $250 provides a day of classroom visits from a Teaching Artist.
  • $500 pays for a class field trip to the Botanical Gardens.
  • And $15,000–we know it’s a lot but a school’s got to dream!–grants a child-in-need one year’s tuition and an educational foundation that will last a lifetime.

Your tax-deductible gift can be made online at

or through the Open House website (click Support Us.)  Please check with your employer to see if they offer matching gifts.

Thank you for all that you do to make Open House a vibrant, happy place. We couldn’t do it without you!

All our best, 

Eileen Shannon
Executive Director