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Bohemia KinderCare

Ms. Danielle Hartman, Center Director

3502-3504 Veterans Memorial Hwy Bohemia NY 11716
(631) 580-5221 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
at Veterans Memorial Hwy & Ocean Ave


Elementary Schools Bussed To:
All of Connetquot School District, Busing is provided by the school district free of charge.

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We want to be your child's first teacher! At this center we understand that one of the most important decisions you'll ever make is where to start your child's education. Every time we interact with your child they learn to communicate, become independent learners and work successfully with others. We all believe that being a teacher is one of the most important jobs. This center will guide your child through a path to success. Our center is a family, where everyone knows each other and helps in the development of your child. It all starts with love and continues with early literacy, language development, social success. You will always know what your child is doing and how they are performing in our care!

Ms. Danielle Hartman, Center Director

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Many of our child care centers are accredited by national organizations that require us to meet rigorous early childhood education standards and guidelines for high-quality care and education. Programs that are accredited have demonstrated their commitment to go beyond the state’s minimum licensing requirements to meet and maintain these high standards of quality.

Our Programs

Infant Programs (6 weeks - 1 year)

Babies grow and learn every day. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where babies can explore and make new discoveries. We know that learning through play is extremely valuable at this age and our Early Foundations® Infant program is designed to give babies the skills that will serve as the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.

Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)

As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our Early Foundations® Toddler program will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through experiences. So each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.

Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)

At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. And as two-year olds begin to exert their independence, our Early Foundations® Discovery Preschool program is prepared to open their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring. Our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to preschool.

Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)

As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our Early Foundations® Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active too.

Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)

Prekindergartners are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime – school. And our Early Foundations Prekindergarten® program is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. With small group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and whole-group activities, children will have all the right skills to hop, skip, and jump right into kindergarten.

Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)

Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating environment. That's where our Catch the Wave® program comes in. This innovative before – and after-school program allows school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.

Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)

Don’t miss out on KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours so we hope to see you there.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program


The Cooking Adventures program gives children opportunities to participate in fun, developmentally appropriate cooking experiences. They will learn about recipes, ingredients, cooking vocabulary, and the importance of a healthy diet. The curriculum includes lessons on picnics, pizza, and heart-healthy meals.


The Math Adventures enrichment program is designed to teach important mathematics concepts such as geometry, numbers, measurement, and probability. Your child will learn about length, height, and weight. He will learn about shapes and solids. He will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and count money. Math is everywhere and giving your child every advantage now will add up to success later in life.


Ongoing research proves that early exposure to music helps children think, reason, create, and express themselves. Children will laugh and learn about rhythm, vocal melodies, and a variety of musical genres and instruments, which can lower stress and advance memory. Learning never sounded so good.

Phonics & Reading Adventures

Set your child up for advanced success with literacy through phonics, the study of letters and sounds. Reader books, games, and activity cards help your child understand the basics of vowels and blending syllables, giving him confidence and command of language.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Light and Dark, plus the Sky and Weather

      Through shadow play, experiments with flashlights, observing the Sun and more, infants and toddlers will enjoy learning about light and dark this month. Infants continue sensory development by looking at contrasting patterns and at objects that are clearly defined by sharp edges and bright colors, while toddlers will build on their understanding of the light and dark concepts with play around daytime and nighttime. The older Discovery Preschool children will turn their attention to the sky as they learn about weather, the Moon, the Sun, and stars.

      Children 4–5 years old: Transportation, Healthy Bodies, and Winter

      For children in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms, January is filled with variety! They’ll begin by learning about transportation and studying how things get from “here” to “there.” A few weeks later, the focus will shift to health and bodies, with an emphasis placed on how to make good choices for a growing body. Towards the end of the month, children will be introduced to the transformative nature of the winter season and learn how to dress and take care of themselves when it’s cold outside. 

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

Teachers & Staff

  • Ms. Danielle Hartman

    Ms. Danielle Hartman, Center Director

    I could not see myself doing anything else! Working with young children is truly a gift and at times the funniest moments of my life! I am blessed to have KinderCare as my second home with amazing people.

    Danielle has been a proud member of KinderCare for ten plus years, working as a teacher, assistant director and director. Her current role is to lead and manage all aspects of KinderCare Learning Center. Her focus is on providing quality programming and exceptional service to all the families and children, and leading a staff of great people. She ensures overall that we provide the highest quality care and education and to uphold the centers awarded NAEYC Accreditation. Danielle lives in Bohemia with her husband, her three wonderful children and standard poodle.

    Year Started:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    22 Years
    Degree in Early Childhood Education; Program Administrative Credential from N.Y. State
  • Lauren Colbert, Assistant Director

    I love knowing I am making a difference in a child's life. I strive to be a teacher that the students always remember.

    Year Started:
    9 Years
    Masters Degree for School Counselor
  • Ms. Barbara, Infant A Classroom

    I have always felt that helping to raise children was what I was suppose to do.

    Ms. Barbara loves working with infants. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has come to KinderCare from a nationally accredited facility. Ms. Barbara makes it a point to give each child in her care individualized attention every day, helping them develop and learn. Ms. Barbara treats every child in her care like they are her own.Ms

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Barbara worked at a summer camp, at-home babysitting, and three other daycare centers.
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    28 Years
    Bachelor of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education (Nursery through Third Grade)
  • Ms. Salina

    Ms. Salina, Infant Classroom

    Passion is waking up every morning to bring a smile on a child's face.

    Ms. Salina has worked for KinderCare since 2011. She enjoys working in the baby room watching the children grow; from tummy time to walking. During the day Ms. Salina is singing to the children from their ABC's to different nursery rhymes. She enjoys painting and coloring with the children. The children bring a smile to her face everyday!

    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
    Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts
  • Ms. Julissa, Discovery Preschool A Classroom

    I love teaching the children new things and watching them grow as time goes on. I love the bond that you build with each individual child and that you become this special person in their life, not only teaching them but caring for them too.

    Ms. Julissa joined KinderCare in 2014 as the lead teacher in the Discovery Preschool Classroom. Before starting at KinderCare she worked as a babysitter and also as a mental health worker for children with special needs. She attended StonyBrook University where she received her Bachelor's Degree and is now continuing her education at Long Island University to receive her Master's. Ms. Julissa is very passionate about her work and loves to find new ways to make learning fun.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Julissa was a babysitter for two different families and worked at a hospital for children as a mental health worker.
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology
  • Ms. Denise

    Ms. Denise, Discovery Preschool B Classroom

    My job is a learning experience for myself as well as children in my class. When a child says, "I can't do it," I always encourage them to try. The excitement when they accomplish a task on their own is priceless.

    Ms. Denise is energetic and carries this energy into her classroom. She is creative in the projects and lessons she does with the children. Ms. Denise makes up rhymes or songs to make the learning experience fun. Her compassion and enthusiasm in teaching is evident as the children group around her excitedly, waiting for see what the day's activities will be!

    Year Started:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    32 Years
    Bachelor's Degree in Education
  • Ms. Caitlin, Preschool A Classroom

    'The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.' -Dr. Seuss

    Ms. Caitlin is currently a teacher in the three year old preschool class. She graduated in May 2014 with a Double Major in Childhood Education (birth-sixth grade) and Speech Communication. She is currently going to LIU for her Master's Degree in Educational Technology. She loves working with children of all ages and she hopes to be able to help educate children and wants them to strive in their future.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Caitlin had experience in student teaching in the Sachem School District.
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    Double Major in Childhood Education (Birth-Sixth Grade) and Speech Communication

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. December's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Family, Friends, and Things that Go!

      Infants and toddlers will be exploring family and friends, while three-year-olds will focus on things that go vroom! Social and emotional development is foundational to growth and development in babies, so this month, infants and toddlers will participate in activities that reinforce their connection to family while also exploring connections that exist outside their home, such as friends. Meanwhile, their older friends in Discovery Preschool will learn about and play around with things that move (like bicycles, cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), which are all very exciting for little ones as they continue to explore the world outside their homes. 

      Children 4–5 years old: My Country + Tools and Machines

      The four- and five-year-olds continue exploring the world around them by learning about the state and country they live in! They’ll sings songs, play games based on travel, and learn about flags, state foods, and more. Children will also be introduced to cardinal directions (east, west, north, and south) and gain an appreciation for travel and meeting new friends from different places. 

      Children are naturally fascinated with machines and how things work and are put together. So to encourage that fascination, during the second half of this month children will learn about and play around with tools and machines. In addition to building literacy skills by using the names of machines and tools, children will develop math skills by graphing information, counting wheels, and more.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

About Our Center

Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and through the various training opportunities in the community.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

We observe the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

We currently have four teachers that are MAT trained by NY state, administrating medications, no problem!

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

Share Your Story
If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

In the past four years, I have had two children go through Bohemia, KinderCare. My oldest is now in first grade and is reading above his level and my other son is currently enrolled in the program. They both started at KinderCare for several reasons, the main one being that it would give them the exposure to other children and to help in the transition into grade school easier. The confidence that my boys have developed from the wonderful teachers at KinderCare is wonderful. My children learning much more than I ever thought they would from a program. My oldest is a fabulous student and I know my other son will follow in his footsteps with the support of KinderCare and the wonderful teachers.

- Parent

My son Matthew went from merely recognizing the letters of the alphabet to identifying letter sounds and even blending the sounds together. The individualized and small group of Phonics helped my son spell words and now reading on his own. His participation as a preschooler in the Kelsey Phonics program has helped him acquire the skills he needs to learn to read on his own. We are so thankful to the teachers at KinderCare.

- Parent

It has been amazing to watch my daughter grow this past year from a shy, soft spoken toddler with garbled speech into a confident, inquisitive and articulate child. As parents, we know it is important to provide our children a solid foundation. KinderCare, Bohemia has given our daughter an amazing start. She loves to go to school. She even wakes up on the weekend and asks to go to school. We are so grateful to the talented and dedicated staff at KinderCare for helping us to raise such a wonderful child. We are so impressed with the center!

- Parent

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