Parents can be confident that their little ones are in good hands at the Manhattan branch of a nationwide chain of early education centers. With locations in all five boroughs and operating hour from 6:30am–6:30pm on weekdays year round, this spot is reliable for parents with constantly changing schedules. Kids from six weeks to 5 years old are divided into specialized classrooms based on age and development which are equipped personal cribs and cubbies for infants and plenty of toys, art supplies, blocks and books for the older groups. Academic and rotating enrichment programs keep them learning throughout the day via hands-on activities involving music, dance, art, math and phonics. After-school care is available for kids ages 8 and under as well.
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New York parents, leaving your kids for the day or even the afternoon can be daunting. Luckily, great day care centers around the city make things a little easier, providing trained teachers, safe environments and engaging curriculums for your kiddos. Here are a few picks to get you started—and if your favorite center is missing from our list, don't hesitate to share your recommendations! On weekends when you have your little ones all to yourselves, be sure to check out our favorite NYC museums, 50 best family restaurants and free things to do with kids.