Believe it or not, now is the time to start researching preschools for your tot who will be entering in September. If you start too late in the year, you’ll be left in the dust with most school rosters already filled. While it’s okay to wait until the last minute for some things, nursery school and day care aren’t one of those things.
When I first moved to Valley Stream in December 2007, I had a two-year-old daughter and was pregnant with our second child due six months later. I had no idea what was what and where it was. Luckily, I found a nursery school program for my oldest which pretty much introduced me into Valley Stream mom society. A little dramatic, I know but this is where my daughter’s social life would soon began.
One of my daughter’s oldest and best friends was also enrolled at Grace United Methodist Nursery School as well as others we are still in touch with until this day. Some of her first classmates are in the same elementary school as she is now, and others we see on the soccer and baseball fields in Valley Stream.
Whether you need a full or half day, slow separation, or play group, you’ll most likely find what you’re looking for in this group. Keep your mind open especially if you’re a first timer at this. Bring questions!
I pitched the idea of this event to the Valley Stream Library about two months ago and they loved it! It’s a great service to the community and a great way to get all of the area schools under one roof. If your child isn’t quite ready for preschool, a few day cares will also be there. An added bonus is the Child Care Council of Nassau, Inc. which is the first place you should look before registering your child with any day care in the county.
VSMom Tip: Use the Adult Entrance of the library and be ready to win a giveaway or two!
Here is a list of participating schools and day cares:
Grace United Methodist Nursery School
21 S. Franklin Avenue – Valley Stream
Holy Trinity Nursery School
87 Seventh Street – Valley Stream
Mother’s Care Day Care & Pre-K
865 Prescott Street – Valley Stream
47 S. Central Avenue – Valley Stream
12 St. James Place – Lynbrook
My Little Angel’s Family Daycare
143 Avenue & 243 Street – Rosedale
Active Academics Academy
502 N. Central Avenue – Valley Stream
Child Care Council of Nassau, Inc.
99 Quentin Roosevelt Blvd., Suite 201
Garden City, New York, 11575
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