It’s really hard to leave your kids all day, but when you have a great day care, you don’t have to worry. Luckily, Long Island has some stellar places for your little rascals to chill while you’re at work.
Long Islanders Voted Miss Tara’s Little Rascals Day Care in Massapequa the Best Day Care Center on Long Island!
Miss Tara’s Little Rascals Day Care
5770 Merrick Rd.
What makes a day care center great? Well, there are no forced story times or play times here. At Miss Tara’s, your kids spend the day learning, according to a schedule they come up with themselves each morning. And if you’re worried about letting your kids go for a day, Miss Tara’s has an open door policy. Parents are welcome to enter the center at any time during their child’s stay, so you can check in on your little rascals as much—or as little—as you please.
2nd Place - North Shore Day Camp, 85 Crescent Beach Rd., Glen Cove. 516-676-0904. www.northshoredaycamp.com
North Shore Day Camp has had leaders in Child Development working with their students for over 60 years. Their day is jam-packed with age appropriate activities including sports, drama and art as well as learning important motor skills. North Shore Day Camp is also ACA accredited.
3rd Place – Montessori Children’s School, 98 Jerusalem Ave., Massapequa. 400 Old Westbury Rd., East Meadow. 516-541-6365. www.montessorichildrenschool.com
Montessori Children’s School is a school that focuses on the child as a whole. At a school like Montessori, special attention will be paid on activities to stimulate Sensory and Perceptual Development as well as physical and social development. The Montessori school is a great day care for any child where learning is always taking place. At number three this year, Montessori earns their place on the list with their specialized plan for success.
National - Tutor Time, 3062 Hempstead Tpke., Levittown. 516-579-7100. www.tutortime.com
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