About Nursery North Too
Nursery North Too specializes in infant and toddler care. Everything we do is designed with the express interest of nurturing your child when you are not available.
Our program is designed to meet the developmental needs of young children. We provide experiences that challenge and support each child's cognitive, language, social, emotional, physical and creative development. During the course of the day at Nursery North Too each child has opportunities to create, explore the environment, develop personal interaction skills and learn problem solving skills and concepts through first hand experience. We encourage exploration and involvement.
Staff members are positive role models. They are supportive, nurturing, warm and responsive to each individual child. We respect the parent as the primary and most important person in the child's life. We try to complement your role by allowing the children to feel secure and enjoy themselves when they are in our care.
Nursery North Too has 7 classrooms. Three infant rooms house 8 babies each. The Mini Toddlers are 12 27 months in groups of 10 children each. The Toddlers, two year olds, are in groups of twelve children.
Since each child’s needs are so different in the first few years, it is the parent's responsibility to supply lunch, snacks, diapers, and wipes. It is better for your child to use the same products at the center as at home.
Routine is a necessity in a group setting, but young children also need flexibility in their day. In the infant rooms we accommodate each individual child's schedule. The mini toddler rooms offer some full group activities as well as permitting the children to pursue their individual interests with the various activities in the room.
In the toddler room we put a lot of emphasis on activities for daily living. These are things like dressing, feeding, and toileting themselves. This is when they make a big jump from dependence to independence. We offer semi structured hands on activities throughout the day. The children are also offered a great deal of freedom. Because they learn so much at this stage of life, everything they do enhances their development.
In all classrooms social and verbal skills are developed throughout the day as the children are involved in different activities. We offer story time, music, dance, art, and free play to all groups. Weather permitting, we go outside daily to the playground directly across the street. We predominantly use English but many of our teachers also speak Spanish and use both languages.
Because developmental stages are so varied at this point in life, the children move to the next room based on their development, not on their age. Each infant room is partnered with a mini toddler room. This allows the infants to become familiar with the teachers and environment of their next classroom allowing the first transition to go more smoothly.
Monday - Friday . . . 7:45 am to 6:00 pm
STAFFLenore Levy Lupie is the owner and Executive Director of Nursery North Too. She has a Master's degree in Educational Administration and has been working in education since 1984. Additionally, she has many years of infant and toddler care experience in varied settings. Nursery North Too is Ms. Lupie’s third daycare center. She started The Nursery Infant Toddler Center in Washington Heights in 1995 and Nursery North in 2006.
Our Educational Director has a degree in Early Childhood Education. We have a high staff to child ratio (1:4 for infants; 1:5 for mini toddlers, 1:6 for toddlers) with additional “floaters” as needed to provide the attention and care your child deserves. Most of our staff are certified in infant and child CPR and first aid.
PARENT SUPPORTParents are encouraged to confer with the staff as often as needed. We offer support for parents through a library of video tapes and books. A newsletter is published to keep parents abreast of center and child related issues.
For information on part time fees speak to the Executive Director. We offer sibling discounts. NOTE: BEGIN checks and Agency for Child Development Vouchers are accepted.
You may arrange to visit Nursery North Too by calling to set up an individualized appointment for a personalized tour. Once your child is enrolled, we have an open door policy. You are welcome to visit at any time and we encourage you to do so.
AFFILIATIONS & LICENSING
Nursery North Too is licensed by the New York City Department of Health, Bureau of Day Care and works in conjunction with the Agency for Child Development as well as other agencies to insure quality care.
Nursery North Too is conveniently located in Harlem near the 145th Street Pathmark. We are easily accessible by car from the Harlem River Drive. By public transportation we are close to the A, B, C, D, 2 and 3 subway lines. On the bus we are very close to the 2, 10, and 19. We are also within a few blocks of the 1, 3,7, 18, and 102.
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