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Need a safe place for your little one when regular child care is unavailable?

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Our Merrick daycare location has available slots for families in need of emergency child care for their little ones. Having a backup plan for reliable childcare is critical to ensure you can still make it to work when needed.

DAILY Drop-in daycare in MERRICK

FOR ages
3 - 5 years old

Child care when you need it

Our Drop-in Care sessions include:

  • Healthy Meals: Free breakfast, lunch, and snack in the afternoons if the child is present during the meal time

  • Developmentally appropriate: Activities are designed to match the age and developmental level of each child.

  • Outdoor play: Safe playground to exercise gross motor skills and unwind with friends after homework

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WE PUT THE C.H.I.L.D. F.I.R.S.T.

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EMERGENCY CARE

If your typical child care routine is thrown off, we are here for you! Our backup care can help you avoid the disruption of taking unpaid time off work or missing important deadlines if your regular childcare provider becomes unavailable.

School closures

Need child care when your child's elementary school is closed? Using our Drop-in sessions as backup child care can ensure that your child is safe and well-cared for no matter what happens.

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families

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FLEXIBLE SCHEDULES

affordable RATES

ALL DAY

6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
$125.00 per day
Get access to our program for our entire hours of operation.

PART DAY

6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
$82.00 per day
Get access to a slot as soon as we open until mid-afternoon.

NEED More?

If you need a more consistent schedule at a more affordable rate, consider registering for one of our regular weekly sessions.

We collaborate with local agencies, like social services (DSS), and other tuition assistance programs to help alleviate the cost of child care. If you need support with payments, call or text us at 516-535-9691.

drop-in Daycare near you

Learn more about our drop-in care sessions by scheduling a tour with our experienced and highly qualified Center Director, Ms. Rochelle, at our Merrick location. 

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