ADDRESS & HOURS 3920 Secor Ave Bronx, New York 10466 Monday - Friday, 7am - 6:30pm
CONTACT Mail: Phone: 718-547-4560

Infant Care Program,

Semi-private on-site

Nanny Care

Our program is different than typically found in the industry. It is designed around the concept of providing an on-site semi- private nanny care model. What does this mean? Well we know what nannies are? Someone caring for your child at your home. You pay a pretty significant amount of money to this professional person and deal with all the issues of having a household employee and all the tax consequences involved with it, in addition to the issues encountered when the nanny is not available to care for the child, most of the time with little to no notice in advance. Our program is different in just a few ways, all to better benefit parents. We have our own nanny on our staff. We assign the nanny to care for 2 infants, so we can mitigate the higher costs associated with a nanny and spread those costs accross two families. We have the staff person on our payroll system. We have scheduled vacation times, sick days, etc… and most of all, the ability to have other staff available if the caregiver is unable to provide care. Most importantly, we host it all in our space. What does this offer? Our own on-site playground and dedicated outdoor space. All is safe and secure. No leaving the property to go to a public park. What else do you get… direct access to our toddler and preschool programs at Colorful Sunburst. No competing with other parents to get into daycare and preschool as Infants in our program receive first priority in enrollment to our other programs as the children age up. If you have additional children, they will have first priority to enrollment as well, when seats or cribs become available over other parents waiting for enrollment on our wait list. All that is required from you is to dropoff and pickup your infant. Our goal is to make babies feel safe, secure and happy in our dedicated infant room. Our infant program is also designed to achieve the sames results above for our new moms and dads. Your child will be placed in a nurturing environment filled with stimulating activities and caring staff dedicated to their specific needs. As the infants mature, they are introduced to other infants in the program and begin the socialization training, physical training (tummy time, etc…)and early childcare education experience for infants. Once infants reach 12 months or so (once they are steadily walking), they are introduced to the older toddlers and preschoolers for expanded socialization and exposure to the world as we know it for brief periods of time. Then the exposure increases over time as the children mature, until they are old enough to enroll into the toddler program beginning at age two, per NY State childcare regulations.

Our Programs

Toddler Program

The toddler program leverages our Art and Natural Sciences programs, as well as our physical activities to develop both fine and gross motor skills as well as socialization skills on interaction with others and working within a group to produce some outcome. Our toddlers can be grouped into mixed ages from 18 months to 36 months. Older toddlers can be introduced to preschool activities as they demonstrate the ability to participate.

Preschool Program

We offer a unique program based on multiple methodologies. The Russian early child hood program and Montessori. We have chosen the best of these offerings and combined them with our belief that children under 7 years of age need an environment that focuses on their development in social abilities to interact with the world around them; to appreciate the ability to learn and focus on the things that interest them and expand that knowledge in a natural way; and to experience all these things in a beautiful and natural space, more like home and less like the typical cookie cutter classroom. Each month, we introduce topics around a general theme and expand from there based on the reaction of the children to it. All our children meet or exceed the requirements for entry in the kindergarten programs of the communities we serve. It is typical for our children to begin reading in the 4th year as well as play games of strategy like chess, checkers and backgammon. Come here and ask our 4 and 5 year olds about the solar system or the human body and you will get a response about the planets or the large intestines and what they do!