Frequently asked questions
Will homework be done during after school?
Homework is usually done between 2:30pm and 3:30pm in our after school program. During this hour, our teachers work with the students as a group to provide a quiet classroom space to focus on homework before getting into other group activities. Children that need to finish their homework after 3:30pm will be encouraged to work on it independently.
Are the teachers certified?
How do I communicate with my child's teachers?
We do have an open door policy for parents of enrolled children and we encourage family volunteers, but visits and volunteering must be approved by the Director, to ensure the whole class is not disrupted. You may also call our main office to check in on how your child is doing.
Do the children nap?
No. School-age children do not normally nap throughout the day.
What are the program hours?
Our center is open from 6:30am - 6:30pm.
School Day: 8:00am - 2:00pm
Full Day: 8:00am - 5:30pm
Extended AM: 6:30am - 5:30pm
Extended PM: 8:00am - 6:30pm
Extended Day: 6:30am - 6:30pm
Before School: 6:30am - 8:00am
After School: 2:00pm - 6:30pm
How many teachers are in the classroom?
There is one teacher for every 8 children in the class. Most of the time, there are usually two teachers present. If there are over 16 children in attendance, there will be three teachers.
Are meals provided?
What are the tuition rates?
Does the center accept DSS or any other child care subsidy?
Yes! We accept most child care assistance programs such as DSS, ACS, AmeriCorps, 1199SEIU Funds, etc. If you have a different type of assistance program not listed, we may still accept it, just give us a call at (516) 378-5656.
Does the center provide transportation?
We do offer transportation services. We transport children to and from their homes and/or elementary schools. Transportation is not guaranteed for all enrolled children because availability is limited. There is usually a waitlist and requests may only be granted based on the availability within our program's route and schedule.
What is the center's policy on sick children?
Our center is required to follow the policy's outlined in our State-approved Health Care Plan. According to our Health Care Plan, we can not provide care for children who:
Are too ill to participate in the program activities
Have illnesses resulting in a need for care greater than our staff can provide
Have an acute change in behavior
Have a high fever (according to specific degree measurements outlined in our plan) accompanied by other symptoms
Have excessive diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain
Exihibit signs and symptoms of infectious diseases without a doctor's note approving them to be in our care