Our Program:

Thank you for considering Discovering Me Nursery School (DMNS) for your child. Our program is dedicated to the education and early childhood development of children from 2–5 years of age who benefit from age appropriate learning and circle time as well as outdoor play. DMNS offers a full age appropriate educational curriculum in a classroom atmosphere that stimulates skills development, while promoting a positive learning experience in a safe, secure, and encouraging environment. We are confident that both you and your child will fully enjoy being a part of our DMNS community.


DMNS offers a full day program with an extended hours program. We are in operation 12 months a year—regular school program from September through June with summer camp available in July and August. We offer flexible schedules to meet your specific needs.

Hours of Operation: 7:30am – 5:30pm We offer a full day program in conjunction with an extended hours program. See price list insert for details.

Our Classroom Atmosphere

Our classroom atmosphere stimulates skills and promotes positive experiences for successful learning in a safe, secure and encouraging environment. Health and safety, listening skills, and language development are integrated into the daily learning process.

We strive to broaden children’s horizons through many fun learning experiences such as block building, painting, coloring, creative play, manipulatives, finger plays, play-doh and the many age appropriate activities as well as daily arts and crafts which reinforce the lesson of the day.

We recognize and respect the individuality of each child. From that very first day, we focus on getting to know your child—his/her personality, likes and dislikes, and aptitude for learning and socializing. The children feel secure, confident and free to explore and question. It’s all about fun and a lifelong love of learning.


The curriculum is designed to develop these skills and more: Language, Cognitive, Self-Help, Logic, Reasoning, Association, Fine & Gross Motor Skills, Social Skills. We know it’s a joint effort with you and thank you for always reinforcing the skills learned at home.


Your child’s day will include block building, arts and crafts, story-time, fingerplays, puzzles and songs. Through the use of games, manipulative equipment, and physical exercise, the children are encouraged to actively participate to enhance their learning experience. Additionally we have incorporated special music and science programs into our daily schedule, alongside health and safety, listening skills and language development courses—all integrated into the daily learning process. Also weather permitting, there is outdoor play scheduled.

About the Founders:

Carol Ligotino and Laurie D’Amico founded Discovering Me Nursery School in 1992. The school has grown and expanded over the years, occupying two buildings that share a common outdoor area on Palmer Avenue in Larchmont, NY. We welcome families in Larchmont, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Scarsdale, White Plains, Mount Vernon, Yonkers, the Bronx and families in Upper Westchester who commute to southern Westchester and New York City.

Laurie D’Amico & Carol Ligotino

Carol Ligotino and Laurie D’Amico were honored as Female Entrepreneurs of the Year in 2010 by the New York Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Westchester and Rockland branch.


You have a partner in your child’s development in every teacher, teacher’s assistant and aid at Discovering Me.

  • Teachers: Christine Abbruzzi  / Rose Sahadeo / Niki Auffarth
  • Teacher’s Assistants: Vanessa Katenis, Emma Adinolf, Jennifer Broccoli, Julie Decoursey, Jennifer Maravilla, Pamela Pompi, Michelle Tripodi,

For New Parents

If you’re considering Discovering Me Nursery School for your child, we encourage you to contact us. We’d love to meet you and introduce you to our team, our kids, our classrooms, and our outdoor areas.

A registration form is required to sign-up and is available here for your convenience. To guarantee your session times preference, we encourage you to register as early as possible. Note that in order to maintain our student to teacher ratio, classes do fill-up quickly.

Visit our enrollment page >