Early Education for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
“Children are our most valuable resource.”
– Herbert Hoover, 31st U.S. President
Infant Room (6 weeks – 18 months)
This is an upbeat, interactive room that stimulates the infants to utilize their motor skills and voices. The ratio is 1-to-5 so that the bonds between the caregiver and infant can be formed. By having an environment that is structured and active, we are providing a venue where the infants are learning. Music and toys are tools that help the infants develop their gross motors skills, which aides in reaching their milestones. Socialization will begin to form at this age, and we encourage the infants to make all types of sounds. The caregivers are on the floor playing and moving with the children most of the day, and that is what we encourage.Rates for this program are: $406.00 per week.
Toddler Room A & B: (12 months – 3 years)
The Busy Bee rooms, these toddlers are full of energy and excited to explore their environments. We have centers in the room so that the children can interactively move through the centers and begin to parallel play. Independent play rules at this age, but students in our program will gain the ability to play next to each other, while teachers model group and partnership play. There is a kitchen/ housekeeping area, library, educational toys, and block areas for the children to build their daily adventures, and prepare them for the next stage in their educational journey, 3K. The ratio is 1-to-7, and a teacher and aide operate a class of 12. At this age, we introduce circle time, art, story time, dramatic play and music activities. The most import aspect is that the children have the freedom to participate, watch, or enjoy independent play. The value of this freedom is to respect the importance of play in a toddler’s life.
Rates for this program are: $370.00 per week.
Preschool Room: (3 years – 4 years)
The Little Wonders room is where we see the children develop personalities, preferences and opinions. They are building their independence and yet still enjoying those caring, tender moments. It is no longer about doing things for them; it is about fostering an environment where they can do for themselves! This is something to be praised and rejoiced over, their ability to learn and understand concepts and apply them to their lives. The room is filled with centers, and the teachers provide stimulating and educational activities to enhance their journey of learning. Depending on their age, the ratio is 1-to-10 or 1-to-12 for this program. Rates for this program: Free until 2:20 or $180 per week for PreK for All and 3K if you would like extended hours to 5:30 pm; $36 per Day.
Notes to the families:
- The daycare are implementing Creative Curriculum
- The children in the toddler and preschool room who are not potty trained must wear pull-ups that open on the side.
- We accept : Private pay, Vouchers ( ACS, ACD, HRA , & Begin) Unions
- Free Pre- K for All
- Free 3 K
- Infant and Toddler classrooms available at Nereid and 162nd Street locations year round
- Infant and Toddler classroom available at Rosewood during summer period (Second week ofJuly-First week of September)