CHILDCARE/DAYCARE/AFTERCARE: Kiddie Care has been teaching and caring for children since 1990. Located in Commack, we are open Monday-Friday from 6:30am to 6:30pm, all year round. Montessori classes, holiday care, and summer camp are available. Organic milk, juice, and fruits served daily to our students. Classrooms are equipped with video cameras that are monitored from our security room. Kiddie care offers full and part-time customized schedules to fit your needs. Sibling and teacher discounts available.
Kiddie Care Provides Care For Children...
6 Weeks Through 10 Years Of Age
•Infants 6 weeks- 18 months
• Toddlers - 18 months - 2 years
• Nursery School - 3 years old
• Montessori - 3-4 year old
• Universal Pre Kindergarten - 4 years old. For the Commack Union Free School District (contact your school district for details)
• School Age children 5-10 years Holiday Care PLUS Camp
We encourage parent involvement in every aspect of your child’s day!
The Kiddie Care Difference...
Loving and Caring Environment
Large, self-contained, cheerful classrooms with age-appropriate surroundings that are safe and exciting. Warm and loving teachers, assistant teachers, and directors (who are also the owners) who adore working with children and care about their well-being and their futures.
Qualified, Specially Trained Caregivers and Teachers
Staff is well educated, CPR- and first aid-trained, MAT-certified, AED Certified, fingerprinted, with background checks completed, medical reports, and references.
We have a large staff to ensure individual care and keep to proper teacher-to-children ratios.
We are located in a former elementary school. The building is 25,000 sq. ft., which allows each group to have a spacious classroom.
Spacious Play Areas
We have 2 outdoor play areas and 2 large indoor gyms, which is a favorite amongst our children! Our 2 outdoor playgrounds are located within the interior of the building. Our two large gyms are filled with age appropriate toys and are very popular with our children.
All 22 classrooms are equipped with video cameras, which will be monitored from our security room. All visitors will be required to wear guest passes and every staff member has a photo ID badge. Parents will be given a four-digit pin code to check in and out of our facility. No one will be allowed into the building without proper ID.
Kiddie care is taking steps in providing better nutrition through our revamped Breakfast and Lunch Menus. We have contracted a new food provider to create innovative lunch menus. We are also working with Makinajian Farms of Huntington to provide us with:
Organic foods eliminate chemical exposure, pesticides, antibiotics and synthetic hormones.
Balanced Program Activities
Allow children adequate time for learning through individual and group play, child- and teacher-directed activities, as well as rest time and meal time.
Communication with parents is extremely important and is given on a daily basis either through written daily grams or verbal teacher-parent conversations.
Open Door Policy
Once you are enrolled, we encourage parents and family to visit and drop in at anytime.
Within each age group we incorporate the following curriculum. Each area is tailored to your child's individual age group to ensure appropriateness:
Children use their imaginations for role-play that is important for social and emotional growth.
Free Play Time
Children socialize and learn valuable life skills in their own, comfortable environment.
Arts and Crafts - As well as specials room for added fun
Allow the children to express their creativity. Easels used for painting, safety scissors used to develop fine motor skills, using colors, and creating shapes and textures...are just a few examples.
Science and Discovery
Children's first steps to learn math, sorting, and sequencing. Outdoor walks help children learn all natural wonders of the plants, animals, and other interests.
Blocks and Construction
Children build and construct castles, towns, and cities to learn visual discrimination and gross/fine motor skills...and get excited when they see what they have made!
Help children learn how to work together with their peers, while helping to develop hand-eye coordination.
Computer Lab (3-5 years only)
Computer games and programs are used to introduce and reinforce colors, shapes, letters, and numbers...it's so much fun, children don't realize they are learning! our lab ensures that every child in a classroom has adequate enough time for computer learning.
Time for talking about the weather, holidays, show and tell (4- to 5-year-olds), singing, dancing, and exercises that enhance speech, listening, and gross motor skills.
Help children learn the importance of communicating, with their hands, instead of their mouth.
We understand the importance of teaching children about fitness, and health. Yoga, is a great way for them to learn concentration, while getting fit at the same time.
Two Outdoor Playground, Gym and Free Time
Two outdoor playground courtyards located in the school. Children socialize and meet other children in their own space.
Universal Pre- Kindergarten
N.Y. State Certified Teachers
Our Montessori program is characterized with an emphasis on self-directed activities on the part of the children and guided by observation by the teacher.
Kiddie Care provides a nurturing, and calm atmosphere where self- concept is enhanced, independence is encouraged and expectations are made clear. We provide an atmosphere where the foundation of respect for others is established.
Kiddie Care helps build self confidence and a sense of self worth by allowing choices.
We are constantly learning and finding new ways to help your child develop a positive self-esteem and learn social skills and encouraging each child's individual attributes through our always-evolving creative teaching methods. We feel one of the most important keys to providing quality care is having a loving, consistent staff. You will see the same faces on a daily, weekly, yearly basis at Kiddie Care. Our staff is what sets us apart from other centers...our family-like atmosphere will put you at ease.
Kiddie Care welcomes children and families of all faiths, creeds, and ethnic origins to our center. It is important for children to have experiences by themselves, with other children and with qualified, loving adults in a safe, positive, accepting atmosphere where they can explore the limits of their environment and their individual abilities.