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explore the best preschool & Pre-k programs in nassau county

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The creative curriculum

Our leading, research-based curriculum includes is:

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

  • Integrated learning: Children learn across different domains, such as language, literacy, math, science, social studies, and the arts.

  • Individualized: Teachers observe and assess each child's progress and interests to provide personalized learning experiences.

  • Play-based: Play is seen as the primary mode of learning for young children.

  • Culturally diverse: The curriculum reflects the diversity of children's experiences and backgrounds.

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Imagine a preschool classroom where children are actively engaged in hands-on activities, exploring their interests, and learning through play.


That's the essence of The Creative Curriculum!


for children ages 2-5 years old


6:30 - 7:30 Extended morning child care

7:30 - 8:45 Arrival Routines

Children arrive to the class, receive daily health checks, and eat a healthy breakfast

8:45 - 11:15 Morning Educational Routines

Circle time, arts & crafts, stories, large and small group activities, outdoor play

11:15 - 2:00 Mid-day Transitions

Potty breaks, nutritious lunch, rest or nap time

2:00 - 2:15 Dismissal of School Day Session

2:15 - 3:15 Afternoon Educational Routines

Circle time, stories, music & movement

3:15 - 4:30 Afternoon Transitions

Snack, outdoor play, potty breaks

4:30 - 5:30 Evening Activities

Educational projects or crafts, large group activities, free play in centers

5:15 - 5:30 Dismissal Routine

Parent pick ups for the Full Day Session

5:30 - 6:30 Extended evening child care


At Academic Explorers, we put the CHILD FIRST and we teach our students the same!

Each and every month we select a focus word to define, demonstrate, and reinforce with our Little Academics at our center assemblies.

Consistency. Health & safety. Integrity. Learning. Diversity.

Family. Innovation. Respect. Service. Teamwork.

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We provide healthy food for breakfast, lunch, and snack each day at our child care centers. Our hot meals are prepared and delivered fresh daily by a local food vendor. Menus are updated monthly and distributed to parents upon request.

Daily reports

Our families get access to app that sends a report of their child's activities each day. This report may include photos, videos, lesson plans, meals and snacks served, and reminders. Parents stay on top of their child's learning through the use of this app.

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affordable tuition


7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Perfect for working parents who need a safe, reliable child care consistently


8:15 AM - 2:00 PM

Great part-time option to introduce preschoolers to a traditional school schedule


6:30 AM - 6:30 PM

If full time hours aren't enough, families with a long commute can register for our extended hours

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.

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Learn more about our daycare, preschool, and pre-k programs by scheduling a tour with one of our qualified Center Directors at one of our state-of-the-art center locations

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