Building a Culture of
Kindess & Caring
Our child-centered approach enriches the lives and minds of all children who walk through our doors.
Health & Safety
of Your Child
Your child’s well-being is always our top priority. We adhere to the highest health & safety standards, providing the peace of mind all parents deserve.
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50 Years of Childcare Experience
Harbor Child Care began in 1973 by our founder Jill Rooney as a day care center with eight children in a home in Sea Cliff. For nearly 50 years, Harbor Child Care has provided quality early childhood education and services in a safe and nurturing environment for over 20,000 young children. Our staff-to-child ratios are followed by the regulations of the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.
The Creative Curriculum® uses a child-centered approach, while teachers and parents partner to support the child’s interests. Utilizing an investigative method to learning, this curriculum employs studies to promote children’s cognitive, physical, language, and social-emotional development. It integrates, science, math, social studies, art, and technology in each study which provides a holistic approach to learning. The curriculum’s daily schedule offers a consistent structure for the development of routines and rituals.