OrganiKids will offer an organic summer program for kids in Sayville. The program includes indoor and outdoor summer activities such as gardening, nature hikes, mud kitchens, and picnics.
Bayside preschool and day care center, Little Apple Preschool, recently opened. The preschool offers infant, toddler, young preschool, and preschool age groups and teaches using a creative curriculum, including dance, art, and yoga. The day care center offers a diverse community for children.
JCC Rockland recently announced a full-day early childhood program that it plans to offer beginning in the fall. The early childhood program is now accepting applications. Enrolled children learn Jewish values through a whole-child approach to teaching.
Bright Beginnings of Rockland, Inc., an accredited preschool program in Rockland County, recently opened a second location in Pomona. The new preschool and day care location in Pomona offers the same great education as the New City location.
ABC Child Center, which has been providing child care for 20 years, is opening an infant and toddler specific center in June in Greenpoint. The Brooklyn center is open Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm, will full- and half-day care available for toddlers. The home-away-from-home environment offers one-on-one and group activities to promote critical and creative thinking, socialization, and motor skills.
Park Slope North Child Development Center, formerly known as Helen Owen Carey Child Development Center, hired a new director to replace the previous director who retired. The center focuses on interactive, hands-on learning.
Marjorie Mallard, a local mother, opened Precious Lambs Child Care Center in November to serve the families of Holbrook. The child care center offers full- and part-time care with before and after care available. Each age level has its own curriculum to meet the needs of all learners.
CosmoKidz Preschool and Daycare Center, recently opened in Fresh Meadows, prepares children for upper-level education in an eco-friendly facility. The center also offers foreign language lessons, summer camps, and Gifted & Talented prep.
Think, Play, and Learn, an early childhood education center in Park Slope, aims to help struggling children reach their full academic potential and provides the foundation necessary to be successful students. The pre-K and kindergarten prep program ensures kids are prepared for their first day of school with all the necessary support and skills.
With a recently remodeled play center, Who's on First offers a variety of classes including yoga, art, music, Spanish, and Mandarin for children. The child-care center in Carroll Gardens strives to enhance self-esteem and problem solving skills.
Pinocchio Children's Palace now provides child care for the East Flatbush neighborhood in Brooklyn. The new center's curriculum, taught by teachers with master's degrees in early childhood education, will help children develop their social, academic, and language skills.
M.A.T.S.S. Kids Gym has partnered with Long Island Elite Ballet Company to bring a dance school to the gym. The new program is offered at the Syosset location as part of the summer program and will also be offered as part of their after-school program.
apple seeds, an award winning children's play space, is opening a location on the Upper West Side. This site offers an all-in-one play space with classes such as music, art, construction, and sports. The new location also offers 11 different birthday party themes.
Mrs. Mommy's Learning Center in Brooklyn now offers several programs for early childhood education and development. After-school and summer programs are also available for children ages 6-12.
Kids Time Daycare in Woodside, Queens reopens after many improvements were made. This daycare aims to have children learn and work creatively.
Lucky Ducky Child Care in Nanuet offers full-day services to children from 6 weeks to 5 years old and also has an after-school program. Children in the full-day program participate in educational and social activities such as reading and writing development, potty training, numbers and shapes, and music time.
A new daycare center in Bay Ridge offers flexible schedules to accommodate schedules of working parents and focuses on providing a structured environment for its tiny-tot students.
The Kehillah School for Early Learning, a new educational childcare center, opened at Temple Israel of New Rochelle this fall, offering a close-knit community approach to early childhood learning.
Bright Beginnings daycare center opened its doors in a private cul-de-sac in New City, providing a structured curriculum for kids in a home-like environment (including a big backyard!).
The Little Backyardigans Play Room in Brooklyn helps children transition smoothly to a full school day.
Sunflower Kidz Daycare opens in Queens this September, bringing an affordable childcare and preschool program to East Elmhurst.
At Sprouting Learners, a new preschool and daycare center in Nanuet, New York, teachers encourage children's natural curiosity to learn and explore through traditional and Montessori methods.
Apple Tree Daycare opened a second branch in Bayside on December 1. This location is an addition to the daycare’s flagship branch in Fresh Meadows, which opened about two and a half years ago.
Kelli Herd, founder of World Play, Inc., teaches cultural understanding to children in New York City and around the world through toys and play.
These childcare centers in the New York Metro Area - including New York City; Westchester and Rockland Counties, NY; Fairfield County, CT; and Long Island - offer drop-in daycare when parents are in a pinch.