03/14/2011 02:25 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Mom Sues Preschool For Hurting Daughter's Ivy League Chances

Nicole Imprescia shelled out thousands of dollars a year so her daughter could go to an elite, private preschool. She was quite unimpressed with what she got for her money.

From the Daily News:

A Manhattan mom is suing a $19,000-a-year preschool, claiming it jeopardized her daughter's chances of getting into an elite private school because she had to slum with younger kids.

Court papers filed by Nicole Imprescia suggest the York Avenue Preschool may have doomed 4-year-old Lucia's chances of getting into an Ivy League college.

Lucia was still being taught about shapes and colors, "a two year old's learning environment," the suit claims.

According to the school's website, York Avenue's mission "is to provide children from diverse backgrounds with a comprehensive traditional early childhood education which integrates art, music, physical education and language, in a safe, warm environment."

The faculty includes teachers with masters degrees in early childhood education and "solid teaching experience at the Early Childhood level."

The school's website says 4-year-olds work "with one alphabet letter each week creating connections between the letter, the sound and the children's lives." Students are also introduced to different artists whose works are found in New York City's museums, according to the site.

Imprescia's lawsuit claims York Avenue "... proved not to be a school at all, but just one big playroom."

"Like many parents living in Manhattan," the suit papers add, "[Imprescia] places a priority on her child's preschool education."