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How To Simplify Your NYC Daycare Search

Finding a daycare you love in the New York City area—easier said than done, are we right?

Now, there’s an easier way: We’ve just added a daycare directory to KidPass! Now you can find the right daycare for you by browsing by location, ages, hours, and learning style.

Here are a few of our current faves, but this list is in no way exhaustive. And stay tuned—we’re in the process of adding lots more!

Aleph Bet Academy

Where: Jamaica
Age: 2 – 5 years old 

This school, with its large classrooms, oversized windows, and huge backyard, is void of all technology, gender, and branding. Their educational philosophy blends Montessori and Reggio Emilia approaches and uses the Emergent Curriculum. All educators are master-level or approaching such.

The Art of Word

Where: Downtown Brooklyn
2 – 5 years old

Located in a bright, warm, and cozy townhouse, The Art of Word has thoughtfully designed their care environment with play and learning areas that allow children to explore developmentally-appropriate activities based on their interests, including a reading/cozy area (for literacy, relaxation, and respite), art area (for expressing emotions and ideas), nature area (for discovering nature and science concepts), music and movement area (for physical activity and cultural learning), and block area (for gross motor skills and problem-solving).

232 Playschool

Where: Cobble Hill 
Birth – 4 years old

This Montessori-inspired school recognizes the benefits of play-based learning and believes it’s essential to helping children understand and relate to the world around them. Teachers bring the concept of learning through play to life by fostering and creating an environment where children learn to confidently navigate a classroom with their teachers and each other.


Home Sweet Home

Where: Sunset Park 
Birth – 5 years old

Learning and play go hand-in-hand at this daycare which has gained the trust of over 200 families in the past 10 years. Their program follows the Montessori play-based approach to learning, which values self-directed learning and hands-on play. Their mission is to create an atmosphere that breeds feelings of confidence and evokes joy in all students.

Children’s International Workshop

Where: Flatiron
2 – 5 years old

This school believes that their small size, with no more than thirty children present at one time, gives children a better chance of feeling safe and nurtured. In their curriculum, they celebrate the diversity of all the different nations and cultures the children in the school represent. Every month the children study the countries they come from through music, songs, dances, books, and learning words in different languages.

Smart Start Academy

Where: Jersey City
Birth – 8 years old

Students learn to express themselves socially, creatively, emotionally, and intelligently at this school. Their teaching methods include a wide range of activities and opportunities, including learning through play and exploration. Of course, every child is different, so their experienced teachers work closely with the children and use different methods to provide a variety of lessons and help each student reach their highest potential.

These are just a few of our current daycare offerings; check them all out here!

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