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Daycares Now On KidPass!

Finding a daycare you love in the New York City area is a daunting task—so we decided to simplify it for you.

We’ve just added daycares to KidPass (and are in the process of adding more)! Now you can find the daycare for you by browsing by location, hours, and learning style. And just like all the great classes we offer, your daycare comes at a special KidPass rate. Read on to check out some of our favorite daycares with openings now!

Aleph Bet Academy
Jamaica / 2 – 5 years old 

This school’s environment is void of all technology, gender, and branding. The educational philosophy blends Montessori and Reggio Emilia approaches and uses the Emergent Curriculum. All educators are master-level or approaching such. The school features large classrooms with oversized windows letting in natural light and a huge backyard for gross motor play including a mudpie kitchen, obstacle course, and more.

232 Playschool
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. While the idea of learning through play is commonly understood, they bring this concept to life with teachers that foster and create an environment where children learn to confidently navigate a classroom with their teachers and other children.


The Art of Word 
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 various developmentally-appropriate activities based on their interests. Some of their favorite areas include 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).

Home Sweet Home 
Sunset Park / Birth – 5 years old 

Learning and play go hand in hand at this Brooklyn daycare where they have had the pleasure of nurturing and gaining the trust of over 200 families for 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
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. Through their curriculum, Children’s International Workshop celebrates 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. This is done through music, songs, dances, books, and learning words in different languages.


Smart Start Academy 
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.

Want to discover and book activities in NYC? Check out all upcoming activities across the NY Metro for more Big Apple fun! 

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