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Manhasset KinderCare

Welcome

Welcome to Manhasset KinderCare. Our experts designed our classrooms — and every activity and lesson — to help prepare your child for success in school and beyond. With designated learning centers such as dramatic play and blocks in every classroom, children have the opportunity for rich social play and child-initiated discovery.

You’ll also find that our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials, written charts and labels, and children’s literature. By helping your child connect spoken words and print, we’re helping develop early literacy and writing skills.

Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we’re excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning!

Courtney Watje, Center Director

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Teachers & Staff

  • Courtney Watje, Center Director

    Previous Experience:
    Tamara successfully managed Early Childhood Education centers for over a decade. Providing outstanding customer service to families & world class leadership to teachers are only a few of the many strengths Tamara brings to this center.
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 Years
    Education:
    Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Bachelor’s Degree in Social Studies & History
  • Penny Barnes, Assistant Director

    Previous Experience:
    Penny studied Psychology and Early Childhood Education and graduated Dowling University with a Bachelors degree. She has 15 years of experience in the field of Early Childhood Education. Her experience includes Universal Prekindergarten teacher, Gifted & Talented program coordinator and peer curriculum trainer. Her most recent roll with KinderCare was Lead Learning Adventures teacher which included supporting our math & phonics programs. Penny truly enjoys inspiring teachers & watching children learn and grow. Being hands on in classroom is one of her true loves.
    Year Started:
    7/1/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education & Psychology

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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.

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

At KinderCare, the safety of our children and the confidence of our parents are points of pride. From daily sign-in to strict parent / guardian identification and single keypad access, we maintain a rigorous standard for safety. Plus our daily cleanliness and maintenance schedules leave nothing at all to chance.

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

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