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Glen Cove Location

Enrolling Your Children at Glen Cove

If you are interested in enrolling your child at Harbor Child Care – Glen Cove and would like to schedule a tour of our center, please fill out the following form to get started. Once you have completed online pre-registration, our center director will contact you to discuss your needs and can schedule a tour at a time and date that is convenient to you.

Glen Cove Center

Harbor Child Care at Glen Cove welcomes children from twelve weeks through twelve years of age. Our full capacity across all programming is 140, with staff ratios in accordance with the NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) regulations. The Glen Cove Center is in a beautiful building! The center includes modern furniture for students and staff, large classroom spaces, newly painted hallways and classrooms, stunning murals painted by a parent who is a professional artist, and a playground space used by children of all ages at the center.

Our Glen Cove center offers services from 6:45 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday year-round. There is over 10,000 square feet with eleven classrooms dedicated to learning and socialization with an outdoor playspace. Children receive two nutritious meals and a snack throughout their day that are prepared on-site and using the highest quality of ingredients. Children with allergies and/or specific dietary needs are accommodated accordingly. We are also a peanut-free facility.

Glen Cove Location

Meet Our Center Director

Erica Giddens is the Center Director of Harbor Child Care in Glen Cove. Erica ensures that all the daily operations of the Center run smoothly and efficiently for children, families, and staff. She strives to provide the children with a safe, healthy, loving environment to learn and grow. Erica holds 17 years of experience in the early childhood education field and is very passionate about the development of children.

Preparing Our Children for Kindergarten

The pre-kindergarten program at Harbor Child Care provides a supportive environment for all students. Our teacher-to-student ratio enables us to focus on the needs of each individual child within a carefully planned curriculum. Harbor Child Care employs The Creative Curriculum®, which is a widely known and respected research-based curriculum with clearly defined educational objectives. Every day is a learning adventure in our pre-kindergarten classrooms where children are encouraged and taught to become independent thinkers. Harbor Child Care addresses all the key areas of learning through play and focuses on challenging children appropriately through their developmental ages and stages. Educational programming becomes more structured and offers children an opportunity to maximize their ability to succeed.

The daily schedule provides a consistent structure to the day, allowing for the development of routines and rituals. However, it permits the flexibility and openness to follow children’s interest and address their needs. The curriculum encourages and supports a balance of free choice and teacher-guided activities and allows time for small and large group activities. Learning through play offers children hands-on experiences to develop problem-solving skills, social skills, and creative expression. Math, technology, science, and art components are strongly emphasized and are incorporated throughout the entire day through fun learning activities.

Community Matters in Glen Cove, NY

Glen Cove is a unique community in Nassau County with its broad-based cultural, ethnic, religious, and socio-economic diversity of its residents. People choose to live, work, and attend school in Glen Cove intentionally because of this special quality. Harbor Child Care at Glen Cove applauds Glen Cove’s character as we seek an early childhood center that reflects the Glen Cove community. For families that can benefit from tuition scholarships and social services assistance to others that can afford our reasonable rates, we provide the highest quality of instruction for every child in our first-rate early childhood setting.

We also offer a school-age program for local elementary school youngsters with a morning session before school and an afternoon session until 5:30 pm. Both sessions provide bus transportation to the elementary schools in the morning and from the elementary schools in the afternoon. Our nine-week summer camp for children from ages 6-12 includes fantastic activities and local trips at extremely reasonable rates.

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