Manhasset at North Shore University Hospital
300 Community Drive, Building 6, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
Fax: (516) 584-0139
6:45am – 6:00pm • Monday thru Friday
Enrolling Your Children at Manhasset at North Shore University Hospital
If you are interested in enrolling your child at Harbor Child Care – Manhasset at North Shore University Hospital 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.
Manhasset Center • North Shore University Hospital / NorthWell Health
Harbor Child Care at Manhasset welcomes children from twelve weeks through three years old. Student capacity is 14 infants and 12 toddlers, with staff ratios according to the NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) regulations.
The Manhasset Center opened in 1993 on the campus of North Shore University Hospital. The Center offers services from 6:45 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday year-round. There is over 2,000 square feet with three classrooms dedicated to learning and socialization, as well as a brand new and beautiful outdoor play space. Children receive two nutritious meals and a snack throughout the day prepared at our Herricks location. We use only the highest quality of ingredients. Children with allergies and/or specific dietary needs are accommodated accordingly. We are also a peanut-free facility.
Meet Our Center Director
My name is Kristen Beckmann, and I am the Center Director at our Manhasset location at North Shore University Hospital. I have been with Harbor Child Care for over six years. My responsibilities are to oversee the Infant and Toddler program and to ensure the best possible care and development in our program. I attended Nassau Community College and Briarcliff College. I hold a CDA credential in Early Childhood.
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 child within a carefully planned curriculum. Harbor Child Care employs The Creative Curriculum®, 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 emphasized and incorporated through fun learning activities.
Community Matters in Manhasset, NY
Many of the parents of the children who attend our Manhasset Center work at North Shore University Hospital and can visit their children during the day. The Center is unique as it is the only on-site infant/toddler center in the Harbor family. When children age out, we refer them to other available Harbor centers in Nassau County that offer preschool and school-age care.
The first three years of life are a period of incredible growth in all areas of a baby’s development. Harbor places the importance of training our teachers both on site and off site for this development. Harbor Child Care employs The Creative Curriculum®, a widely known and respected research-based curriculum with clearly defined educational objectives.
The Manhasset Center encourages each child to discover themselves and the world around them. We give children choices and hands-on activities that promote their development socially, emotionally, and cognitively. Our caring teachers support, not supplant the families we serve.