Rego Park / Forest Hills

Our Rego Park school is located on the border of Rego Park and Forest Hills. Since opening in 2017, this flagship location has provided families and their children with exceptional education. Our classrooms include individual bathrooms for each class. We have an indoor activity room outfitted with a loft, play area and climbing wall. Our warm tones and wood-crafted furnishings are designed to spark imagination and learning.

This school is a NYC Department of Education PreK for All and 3-K for all. This free program is provided by the NYC Department of Education and is open to all NYC families. Families must apply through www.myschools.nyc. Eligibility is based on birth year and residency.

Priority to admission is given to current students and siblings of current students.

Our DOE school code is QBOW.

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Laurie Rouder: School Director


Laurie Rouder joined Kuei Luck Early Childhood Center - Rego Park in 2020 as Educational Director with 24 years of experience in Early Childhood Education.  Laurie earned her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Cornell University and a Master’s Degree in Education from Queens College.  Over the course of her career, Laurie has continued to learn and grow as a leader through the following positions: director at two Reggio-Emilia inspired start-up schools in New York City, an educational director of a parent cooperative in Roslyn, New York, and prior to her current position she served as educational director of a play-based program in Manhattan.  Laurie’s philosophy is that children learn best through play and from respectful interactions. She strongly supports dual language environments ahd has formed strong relationships with children, parents and staff by instilling a collaborative school community. She is excited to join the Kuei Luck family.  Laurie is a proud mom of three children (now adults) and a grandmother (or as her grandchildren say, “Lala”) to two amazing children.

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