Dearest, Inc Introduces New School Readiness Program in Soho

Dearest, Inc Introduces New School Readiness Program in Soho

The classes are small group, play-based experiences.

Dearest, an early childhood education-sharing marketplace that matches families to passionate educators for shorter-hour care, is now offering its School Readiness programming: in-home, play-based sessions led by educators focused on supporting children's intellectual development, curiosity, and confidence.

The transition to preschool can be a challenging one for many young children, but the School Readiness Program helps to lessen their anxiety by practicing social skills and goodbye rituals they’ll soon need, but in smaller group settings. Dearest’s School Readiness sessions also promote and strengthen children's language skills, number sense, self-regulation, and executive functioning through play-based learning and customized activities.

Dearest’s in-home programming combines small group instruction, customized learning activities, and vetted educators to create dynamic educational childcare sessions. The company actively looks for educators who engage with children in meaningful ways, who create experiences that are personalized to the child, and who respond to the child’s interests with enthusiasm, positivity, and warmth. “We’re looking to ensure the whole child is nurtured,” said Eiko Nakazawa, Dearest’s founder and CEO. “So we partner with educators who have a proven track record of stellar teaching and childcare experience.”

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Find out more about Dearest’s School Readiness program at or email the team at [email protected]


Dearest, Inc
69 Charlton St.