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Enrolling Your Children at RXR Plaza – Uniondale

If you are interested in enrolling your child at Harbor Child Care – RXR Plaza – Uniondale 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.

Uniondale Center at RXR Plaza

Harbor Child Care at RXR Plaza welcomes children from twelve weeks through five years of age. Our capacity across all programing is 116, with staff ratios by NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) regulations. Full-time and part-time care options are available at this location.

Harbor Child Care at RXR Plaza offers services from 7:00 am – 6:00 pm Monday through Friday year-round. There is over 10,000 square feet with nine classrooms dedicated to learning and socialization with an outdoor playspace. Children receive two nutritious meals and a snack throughout their day prepared on-site, using the highest quality ingredients. Children with allergies and/or specific dietary needs are accommodated accordingly. We are also a peanut-free facility.

Harbor has nearly 50 years of experience in providing a warm, nurturing climate for our children and the comfort of their parents. In addition to this caring atmosphere, Harbor recognizes its role as an educational institution that provides the skills, concepts, and content that young children need and crave in these formative years. The children enjoy being students who go to school and our staff enjoys being educators who love teaching them.

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Meet Our Center Director

My name is Anniina Macaluso. I am the Center Director at Harbor Child Care at the RXR Plaza. I have been working for Harbor Child Care for almost ten years. I have over 16 years of experience in the early childhood field. I have worked with children of all ages before I became an administrator. I am currently pursuing my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood at Empire State College.

As the director, my goal is to ensure a healthy, safe, and fun environment where children and families enjoy the support from teachers who implement an educationally rich setting that will foster and promote a lifetime of learning.

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®, 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 incorporated throughout the day through fun learning activities.

Community Matters in Uniondale, NY

Harbor Child Care at the Plaza is located on the first floor in the East Tower of the RXR skyscrapers in Uniondale. The towers are occupied by numerous companies and businesses. Many of the parents of the children who attend our center work in the building and can visit their children.

Our student capacity is 116 within nine classrooms comprising of 10,000 square feet. A unique feature of the center is that the classrooms are in a semi-circle surrounded by large exterior windows. This bright and cheerful atmosphere contains a large area used as an indoor gym. There is also a modern fenced-in playground.

 
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