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1430 Jerusalem Avenue, Merrick, NY 11566

With a high demand for quality licensed child care services in Long Island, Academic Explorers expanded into the North Merrick community in the Fall of 2020. Our Merrick location offers a more intimate setting with smaller class sizes for young children starting at 6 weeks old in our infant class. Our programs operate year-round and offer extended hours for families who need early morning or late evening child care.


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Teachers support our babies learning how to crawl, walk, and play with developmentally appropriate activities.


6 weeks - 2 years

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For families that occasionally need child care when their regular child care provider is unavailable.


3 - 5 years

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Through dramatic play and interactive learning, social-emotional skills are developed in our preschool classrooms.


2 - 5 years

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We provide pick up and drop off service to and from homes and schools for kids enrolled in our child care programs.


6 weeks - 12 years

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Free meals and snacks, outdoor play, homework help, fun activities are included in our before & after school.


Pre-K - Grade K

About the director

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Ms. Rochelle joined the Academic Explorers family as a parent enrolling her children first in 2019 at our Roosevelt center. After consistently demonstrating our company core values and winning Parent of the Year at our Annual Holiday Party, she joined our team as an Infant Teacher here at our Merrick center in the Fall of 2020. She currently has her Child Development Associate. While in pursuit of her Bachelor's Degree, Ms. Rochelle serves as the current Director of our Merrick location.

Rochelle Solomon

Phone: (516) 280-2265


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Academic explores has truly been a saving grace for family and I . I was looking for not just a daycare with academics but an extended family . Being a new mom , I had a lot of anxiety with trusting strangers with my baby but not only were the teachers reassuring, but … More

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If you’re looking for a school/program that cares for your child like their own then this is the school for you ! Everyone from the director to the teachers and assistants are so loving and hands on with the children and for me as a first time mom this was so important. I was so ... More

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I love our daycare. Both my girls attend academic explorers. I am so glad we chose academic explorers and entrusted them with our childrens growth and development. The curriculum is fun yet enriching. The teachers are so kind and take such good care of my kids. Mrs ... More

Meet The Team

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