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20,000 Students and Counting: Celebrating the Beginning of Harbor Child Care

This year, we celebrated 50 years of providing quality childhood education programs for families throughout Nassau County. Harbor Child Care is proud to have taught over 20,000 young learners since opening. Let’s look back at the building blocks that helped us accomplish this special milestone.

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Supporting Harbor Child Care This Giving Tuesday

All Nassau County residents deserve access to the highest quality childhood education programs, empowering children to reach their full potential.

While the Nassau County Department of Social Services provides subsidized child care assistance to qualifying families, many deserving families do not qualify. The Harbor Child Care scholarship program helps these deserving families with tuition costs, allowing their children to reap the benefits of quality education.

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Giving Tuesday: The ROI of Supporting Early Childhood Education

Giving Tuesday is right around the corner, and there has never been a better time to support early childhood education. As our first Giving Tuesday post mentioned, quality childhood education goes far beyond benefitting young learners and their families. By choosing to support Harbor Child Care, you are simultaneously advocating for your community and the future as a whole.

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Harbor Child Care Supports Working Families

Harbor Child Care avidly believes in supporting working parents. Quality childhood education programs are losing funding throughout New York State, making it more difficult for working families to provide their children with the educational opportunities they deserve.

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Supporting Early Childhood Education: An Introduction to Giving Tuesday

Initiated in 2012, we celebrate Giving Tuesday annually on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. While altruism and compassion are values we all should embrace daily, Giving Tuesday helps transform thoughts into actions, encouraging you to exemplify these characteristics.

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The Creative Curriculum Approach: Fostering Early Childhood Development

Early childhood education professionals regard the Creative Curriculum as one of the most effective ways to help children develop academically, emotionally, and socially. This innovative approach enables children’s minds to flourish while aligning with New York State’s Common Core standards, encouraging creativity and independence and preparing them for the future.

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Learning Through Play: Play-Based Education in Early Childhood

Playing and learning can go hand-in-hand in early childhood education, allowing children to simultaneously enjoy themselves while growing academically and emotionally. Learn more about how play-based education is such an impactful approach.

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A Peanut-Free Zone: Ensuring Allergen Safety at Harbor Child Care

A peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies diagnosed in children. Typically becoming evident during infancy or preschool years, peanut allergies can potentially cause severe reactions. At Harbor Child Care, the health and safety of children are paramount, which is why we are peanut-free.

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Women of Distinction 2023 – Honoring Florence Prophete-Barbour

Florence Prophete-Barbour, our Executive Director, is being honored by The Island 360 as one of Nassau County’s Women of Distinction. On behalf of everyone at Harbor Child Care, we want to extend a huge congratulations to Florence!

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Back to School Tips for Infants and Toddlers

Back to School Tips for Infants

Ease into Separation

If this is your child’s first time away from you, practice short separations before the first day to help them get used to the idea.

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