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About Harbor Child Care

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.

Recognizing the need for safe and reliable child care for numerous families throughout Long Island, that home grew to five centers across Nassau County. We are now one of the largest not-for-profit organizations dedicated to full-day child care, early childhood, and school-age education on Long Island. We have grown from our original eight children to approximately serving 1,000 children Monday through Friday year-round in our five centers. We believe over 20,000 children have benefitted from an enriched educational environment and loving and skilled teachers.

Our most recent center in Glen Cove opened in 2015, which merged our original Sea Cliff center and our Glen Head center. We have expanded our scope beyond early childhood education to include school-age education through our before and after-school programming.

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Creative Curriculum

We have utilized the Creative Curriculum Program across our centers, which is regarded as a leading early childhood educational approach and aligns with New York Common Core standards.

Our centers are open Monday through Friday year-round, with most starting at 6:45 am and closing at 6:00 pm. We provide breakfast, lunch, and snacks to our children, and all of our centers are peanut-free. Please see our locations for start times and more information about each Harbor center.

Please contact us for additional information, or to donate to help support families in our care.

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