Child Care: A Critical Piece to Overcoming Poverty
Greyston knows that affordable, high quality child care is an essential component to enabling low-income parents to work and escape poverty. The Greyston Childcare Center combines high-quality and nurturing care with an emphasis on school preparation through the Creative Curriculum program. The Center is one of just a few in the area accredited by the prestigious National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), an honor earned every year since 2002. Greyston’s Child Care Center is currently licensed for 96 children between the ages of 6 weeks to 5 years old. Our Center provides “fun with a purpose” – educational and recreational programs that support social, academic and personal growth in a fun, safe and caring environment.
The Child Care Center’s dedicated staff utilizes an array of evidence-based practices to ensure all children receive high-quality care and reach or surpass educational, social and emotional goals. For example, the staff employs the Ages and Stages (ASQ) assessment tool, a highly reliable developmental and social-emotional screening for young children. The Ages and Stages assessment tool measures individual strengths and weaknesses, educates parents on developmental milestones and incorporates parents’ expertise on their own children. The tool accounts for linguistic and cultural sensitivities and evaluates children in five areas: communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving and personal-social. Staff use results to develop appropriate learning plans and, if necessary, interventions designed to mitigate weaknesses that impede social and academic success.
Parents as Partners
The Center encourages parents to play an integral role in their children’s education. Each week, the Center’s Parent Support Group meets to discuss best practices in child care and to recruit volunteers for help within the classroom. In addition to regularly scheduled parents’ meetings, the Center hosts a large and active group focused on strengthening the relationship between fathers and their children.
For More Information
Greyston Child Care Center is located at 68 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10701. The Center is open from 7:30am – 6pm, Monday through Friday. For more information on enrolling your child or partnering with Greyston Child Care Center for your corporate employees, call 914-376-7200. If interested, click here for a pre-application.