Our summer program has so much to offer our #LittleAcademics. In addition to providing a high quality early learning environment, we partner with local vendors to engage our students in fun activities, explore the community, and prepare for the upcoming academic school year.
Dates: Mon. July 5th - Wed. September 1st
Hours: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Frequently asked questions
What do I need to bring on my child's first day?
The teachers will let you know what classroom/curriculum supplies you may need to bring in within the first week of your child starting.
Spare clothing including underwear and socks (in a labeled bag)
1 sheet and 1 blanket for nap time
Are the teachers certified?
How do I communicate with my child's teachers?
Parents have the option to download and use an app called Tadpoles Parent to view daily reports of how their child's day went. With the app, you can see the daily lesson plans, meals, pictures, videos, and notes from the teachers. Parents can also send notes directly to the teachers through the app.
Do the children nap?
All children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old will be required to take a rest period after lunch time. We will encourage them to nap, however if they do not fall asleep after a few minutes, we offer them quiet activities.
What type of activities will my child do? Is there a curriculum?
What are the program hours?
Our Summer Program is open from 7:30AM - 5:30PM, Monday through Friday.
How many teachers are in the classroom?
For classes with the majority of:
Children under 18 months: 1 teacher for every 4 children
Children 18 - 35 months: 1 teacher for every 5 children
Children 3 - 4 years: 1 teacher for every 7 children
Children 4 - 5 years: 1 teacher for every 8 children
Children 5 - 6 years: 1 teacher for every 9 children
Children 6 - 12 years: 1 teacher for every 10 children
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