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From New York City/Eastern LI: Take I-495 east/West to exit 44N(44 from Eastern LI). Merge onto NY-135 N towards Syosset. Take exit 14E for NY 25E towards Woodbury. Remain in lane coming off ramp and take first right at the first set on lights onto Crossways Park Drive. Follow Crossways Park Drive passing Police Station, Valiant and Hitachi. After bend in road take first left into parking lot. Entrance is located at Green Awning towards end of parking lot. From Southern Long Island: Take Sothern State Pkwy east or west to exit 28AN. Merge onto NY-135 N towards Syosset. Take exit 14E for NY 25E towards Woodbury. Remain in lane coming off ramp and take first right at the first set on lights onto Crossways Park Drive. Follow Crossways Park Drive passing Police Station, Valiant and Hitachi. At bend in road take first left into parking lot. Entrance is located at Green Awning towards end of parking lot.

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Our Infant Program

An exceptional place for your baby to thrive

Our space is built for babies on the move: look for bright mirrors, warm rugs, sensory tables, great books, and baskets filled with soft, natural materials. There are musical instruments, toys for pretend play, safe equipment, and outdoor places to explore. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that our stringent safety, security, and cleanliness standards meet or exceed all state and local guidelines.

Even these youngest of children are encouraged to learn about their world through our individualized curriculum that invites exploration, celebrates each important milestone, and supports the transition from the sensory motor world of infancy to the increasingly social and self-directed world of toddlers.

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"Shavonne, thank you for taking such great care of Katie during Ms. Lorraine & Ms. Marina's absence. You have such a great energy with the babies and I love that about you. Thank you again."

Our Curriculum Components

The building blocks to balanced education.

  • Language Works Listening to stories or classical music, one-on-one spoken interaction with caregiver.
  • Math Counts Counting through books, poetry, and songs.
  • Science Rocks Bubble blowing, interacting with nature through walks and outdoor exploration.
  • ArtSmart Finger (or feet) painting, experiences with textiles.
  • Our World Rich connections — via smiles and hugs — with the center community.
  • Well Aware Soft safe places that encourage rolling over, pulling up, crawling, and safely exploring.

Learning at Home

Puppetry with Infants and Toddlers

You Will Need:

Either purchased or homemade colorful puppets (make sure they don't have small choke size pieces that might come off).

Directions:

Look into the eyes of your baby, hold the puppet on your hand and have the puppet softly touch and sing or talk with your baby. Wait for your child to make sounds or words back and then continue the "conversation."

Tip:

Use the puppet as a fun way to encourage language.


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