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In alignment with New York State Governor Kathy Hochul's initiative to expand high-quality child care, Academic Explorers has been selected by SUNY Old Westbury to bring flexible, affordable early childhood education to Long Island. Our day care and preschool program provides a solution for parents seeking accessible child care while in pursuit of higher education. Academic Explorers is open to all families in need of child care in the community, both on and off campus. SUNY Old Westbury students and staff receive priority enrollment.

About the director

Ms. Stephanie Dennis center director of academic explorers daycare in Roosevelt NY

With a Master of Science in Education, Ms. Stephanie has established herself as an Early Childhood Education professional, working her way up from leading a classroom as a teacher for 20 years to currently the Center Director. Ms. Stephanie excellently demonstrates our company core value of Learning as she commits herself to continuing her education and professional development by pursuing New York State certification.

Stephanie Dennis

Phone: (516) 535-9691


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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.


18 months - 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.


Kindergarten - 6th


Meet The Team

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Amazing staff with so much heart and caring mindset. It’s wonderful seeing our daughter get excited about going to daycare and afterschool here. The teachers really make an effort to engage the kids and develop them in a very individualized way. The management is really... More

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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 also … More

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My now almost 3 year old daughter has attended the Academic Explorers in Uniondale for almost 2 years now. Since starting at 1 years old she has progressed from diapers to potty trained, she has been able to count in English and Spanish and recently now that she is more verbal … More

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