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UPDATED December 2018: The primary concern for parents is to ensure that our kids will be watched over and cared when we are unable to do so. Whether you’re looking for long-term day care or short-term child care, consult our comprehensive guide to day care centers and child care providers in Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island. Day care choices consist of nurses, nannies, housekeepers, and babysitters, with options for live-in, live-out, part-time, and full-time caregivers. Child care providers may provide activities for kids such as gymnastics and playtime. Find day care and child care providers throughout Long Island, including Bellmore, Levittown, and Syosset in Nassau County and more in Suffolk County.
Check the boxes to connect with these businessesABSOLUTE BEST CARE
40 Underhill Blvd., Suite 2E, Syosset
Absolute Best Care specializes in placing the most qualified baby nurses, nannies, housekeepers, and babysitters. It provides live-in, live-out, full-time, and part-time caregivers. Working 1-on-1 with your family, Absolute Best Care strives to make the perfect match. Absolute Best Care has developed and utilizes its own proprietary Five Step Screening Process for all care specialists, including face-to-face interviews with all candidates, solid references, background checks, and CPR training. Absolute Best Care is licensed, bonded, and a member of the International Nanny Association.
ALTERNATIVES FOR CHILDREN
1116 Main Road, Aquebogue
600 South Service Road, Dix Hills
14 Research Way, East Setauket
168 Hill St., Southampton
Providing quality affordable day care and special education services since 1988. Creating a natural learning environment fostering each child’s development. Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education evaluation site and provider. Preschool special education, integrated classes, daycare classes taught by NYS special education early childhood teachers, and certified daycare staff promoting a child’s development through individualized instruction that will support them for the rest of their lives. Special education services of physical, occupational, and speech therapy provided by licensed therapists. Children leave Alternatives For Children ready to learn and ready for kindergarten.
GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN SCHOOL
99 Central Park Road, Plainview
Good Shepherd Lutheran School is the leading Christian preschool in Plainview providing fully licensed year-round daycare, school year, and summer camp programs for children ages 6 weeks through 5 years. Specific educational offerings include infant day care, toddler programs, nursery, and pre-kindergarten classes. We welcome children and families of all faiths and backgrounds. We offer a spacious and well-equipped Plainview facility with certified teachers. All staff members possess AED and First Aid certification.
HABITOTS SUMMER CAMP
703 Patchogue Yaphank Road , Medford
1400 Middle Country Road
The HabiTots Summer Camp program is a wonderful opportunity to try new things, discover new abilities, and make new friends. Young and older campers alike receive the best possible camp experience. With well-trained camp leaders who offer a wide range of unique skills, and are CPR and First Aid-certified, you can rest assured that your child is learning and having a blast in a safe environment. Camp offerings include age-appropriate explorations in art, sports, nature, music, cooking, drama, science and technology, and engineering. We also have a lot of fun!
With more than 30 years of experience, TLE is a warm and supportive environment with low child-to-teacher ratios. We offer affordable programs for children 6 weeks to 5 years. All of our teachers are certified and trained to the highest standards. Our play-based curriculum allows children to explore and learn about the world around them. 95 percent of our Fun with Phonics graduates are reading by the time they enter kindergarten. Sign language and Spanish taught in all classes. Call to arrange a tour today!
LYRICAL CHILDREN'S CREATIVE PROGRAMS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
Serving areas from Setauket to the North Fork
Preschool location - Calverton
Music Together locations: Setauket, Port Jeff, Miller Place, Shoreham, Calverton, Aquebogue, Southold
Piano Kids locations: Setauket, Calverton
Lyrical Children presents Music Together®-a beneficial experience for children of all abilities including those with special needs. Our research-based, developmentally appropriate, and fun class techniques include adult participation and modeling for children, which gives every child opportunities to participate and process the information at their own developmental stage. Through the medium of music, children get visual, kinesthetic, and auditory stimuli, gross and fine motor skills practice, and speech articulation through songs. Various classes offered for children in the developmental range of birth to age 6, from Setauket to Aquebogue.
M.A.T.S.S. KIDS' GYM & EARLY CHILDCARE EDUCATION CENTER
2629 Grand Ave.
171 Eileen Way
Infant, toddler, and separation classes bridge development to a comprehensive early childhood education-nursery school and gym program. Full daycare is available at our Syosset location. Diapers welcome. Dedicated teachers are N.Y.S.-, CPR-, and First Aid-certified. Since 1985 “A Rainbow of Programs to Play, Learn, and Grow!”
VARIETY CHILD LEARNING CENTER
47 Humphrey Drive, Syosset
Variety Child Learning Center at the Gallow School
72 Farmedge Road, Levittown
Variety Child Learning Center (VCLC) operates a childcare center where “children play, learn, and grow together to become the best that they can be.” Licensed by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services for young children ages 6 weeks to 5 years at VCLC’s Levittown site at the Gallow School, the center is open year-round, except for designated time off, from 6:45am to 7pm. Lead teachers are certified teachers. Registered nurse on premises from 8am-4pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 516-921-7171 for additional information.
YMCA OF LONG ISLAND
Locations: Bay Shore, East Hampton, Glen Cove, Holtsville, Huntington, and Patchogue
YMCA of Long Island works daily to improve lives through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Each year, we serve more than 65,000 people island-wide of all ages and backgrounds. Our locations in Bay Shore, East Hampton, Glen Cove, Huntington, Holtsville, and Patchogue provide programs and services for youth, teens, adults, and seniors including state-of-the-art fitness centers, group exercise classes, youth and teen programs, pristine pools, family activities, preschool, before- and after-school programs, and summer day camp for children ages 3-15 of all interests!