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Mayor Pam Panzenbeck Visits Harbor Glen Cove!

We had a wonderful visit today with the new mayor of the City of Glen Cove, Mayor Pam Panzenbeck. Victor, our 4-year-old tour guide, was more than gracious and led the way to the center classrooms and playground. Continue Reading


News12 Long Island Visits Harbor Child Care in Mineola!

The Universal Pre-K (UPK) dual language classroom at Harbor Child Care in Mineola was visited today by News12. With new state funding and federal initiatives regarding UPK, the Mineola school district asked Harbor to partner with them to provide a UPK Spanish emersion program beginning September 2021.

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The Mineola Chamber of Commerce Visits Harbor!

On Monday, the Board of Directors of the Mineola Chamber of Commerce presents a Certificate of Membership to Harbor Child Care’s Center Director, Lisa Virzera. Also present is Florence Barbour, Executive Director. Thank you Mineola Chamber for all that you do for the local community!

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Councilman Gaitley Stevenson-Mathews Visits Harbor Glen Cove!

Councilman Gaitley Stevenson-Mathews visited our Glen Cove Center today. Our tour guide, Victor (age 4), took his job very seriously, took Mr. Gaitley by the hand, and presented the center decorated in holiday splendor.  His work in the Glen Cove community has been remarkable.  We were so happy to make a new friend. We are eternally grateful for his visit!

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Harbor Child Care Receives New York State Empire Award

Harbor Child Care was delighted to have been chosen as a New York State Empire Award Honoree for its work with children.  This award recognizes the achievements of residents and businesses that have made a significant impact on their communities. Our organization was submitted and selected by New York State Senator Kevin Thomas of the 6th Senate District.

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Special Event: Harbor Child Care Attends NHP Street Fair

We had a wonderful time at the New Hyde Park Street Fair this past Saturday, September 18, 2021. With the town’s strong community spirit and cultural diversity, it was a great day to make new friends. Of course we saw old friends, too. Thanks to all who came to show their support.  We sincerely appreciate it!

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Special Acknowledgment: Harbor Child Care Highlighted In The Town of North Hempstead’s Small Business Spotlight Initiative

On July 27, 2021, a photo-op with Councilman Peter Zuckerman and Town Clerk Wayne Wink took place on the playground of Harbor Child Care at the Herricks Community Center.

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Special Acknowledgment: Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Fights To Address The Child Care Crisis & Visits Harbor Child Care at Mineola, NY School.

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul fights to address the child care crisis that’s been holding women, families, and our economy back for far too long. We commend her spirit to improve child care access across New York State.

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Harbor Child Care Thanks Local First Responders

In mid-March of 2020,  Harbor Child Care closed  for  what  was  supposed  to  be a  two-week  period  to  “flatten  the  curve” regarding a virus no one had ever heard of.  It  reopened its  doors  on  June  1,  2020.

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Harbor Child Care Granted Funding By New York State

On April 29, 2021, the Harbor Child Care Center in Mineola at the Willis Ave. The School hosted a press conference to acknowledge the funding received for early childhood education from New York State, and funds earmarked for the Nassau BOCES Long Island Regional Technical Assistance Center. The Regional Technical Assistance Center is a new collaborative whose mission is to improve quality, access and equity in Pre-K and early education programs in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

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