Learn and Play
80 Herricks Rd.
Mineola, NY 11501

Now enrolling for September 2019:

Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers

come in for a TOUR:

Monday – Friday - 10am – 2pm

“Today I am a child and my work is play”

Children 6 weeks to 5 years and After School Program

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 6:30am to 7:00pm

Nurturing Curiosity” with a Play Based Curriculum

“When you ask me what I’ve done at school today, and I say, “I just played”, Please don’t misunderstand me. For me you see, I’m learning as I play. I’m learning to enjoy and be successful in my work. I’m preparing for tomorrow. Today, I am a child and my work is play.” –Anita Wadley

Serving Searingtown, Albertson, Carle Place, North Hills, Westbury, Salisbury, East Garden City, Garden City, Garden City Park, Hempstead, Uniondale, Garden City South, West Hempstead, Floral Park, South Floral Park,Franklin Square, New Hyde Park, North New Hyde Park, Hillside Manor, Manhasset, Manhasset Hills, Herricks, North Hills, Roslyn, Roslyn Heights, Roslyn Estates, Strathmore, Lake Success, University Gardens, Bellrose, and your town!

Nurturing Curiosity

Philosophy of Daycare

Our Play Based Curriculum
  • The system gets children excited about learning through activities that reward curiosity and games that promote cooperation and focus. Children learn best when children are having fun playing.
  • The Learn and Play curriculum aims to meet the varying touchstones of each developmental stage, while simultaneously maintaining flexibility regarding each individual child’s needs.
  • Children participate in art, science, music, dramatic play, social studies, reading, writing, math, computers and multicultural activities.
  • Familiarizing children with technological tools is essential to the world we live in today and it is mainstay of our program. Through lessons, projects, and guided exploration of the computer and its educational possibilities, Learn and Play children (ages 2 and up) are introduced to basic computer applications and state of art learning games that expand a child’s creative and intellectual domain.
Our Teachers
  • teachers are dedicated trained professionals who believe that by creating a warm, fun, and nurturing environment, a child’s innate curiosity and creativity can inspire and propel his/her education.
  • Our experienced teachers work cooperatively to organize and implement fun activities that will enhance a child’s language skills, social skills, self-help skills, cognitive skills, fine/gross motor skills and most importantly, that will help develop great self esteem.
  • Teachers are First Aid and CPR Certified and meet state education and experience qualification requirements.
Our Facility
  • Family owned and operated
  • Licensed childcare facility enrolling children 6 weeks to 5 years old
  • Infants, Toddlers, Preschool and School Aged Programs Available
  • Hours of operation are 6:30am-7:00pm, Monday-Friday
  • Fully equipped classrooms with age appropriate and developmental resources
  • State of the art Computer Lab
  • Indoor and outdoor playground
  • Children are served breakfast, lunch and snacks that meet nutritional guidelines
  • Monitoring cameras and telephones in all the classrooms, including playground

Tuition scheduleeffective

6 weeks - 
18 months
18 months -
3 years old
3 years old -
5 years old
5 days
6:30am – 7:00pm
$1549 Monthly $1419 Monthly $1299 Monthly
4 days
6:30am – 7:00pm
$1250 Monthly $1150 Monthly
3 days
6:30am – 7:00pm
$1050 Monthly $950 Monthly
2 days
6:30am – 7:00pm
$750 Monthly $650 Monthly

No additional fee for early drop off (6:30am – 8:00am) 
or late pick-up (6:00pm – 7:00pm)

One-time fee of $125 for registration applies for all programs.

$125 summer fee for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Tuition fee subject to change at the discretion of Learn and Play


For career opportunities, please email your resume to

Full time teachers needed Monday thru Friday with an education background and experience.


Check out what some or our families have to say:

Preschool Daily Schedule

Children 3 years old-4 years old

6:30am-8:00amChild’s Choice Activity
8:30am-9:00amStory Time
9:00am-9:30amClass Time
10:00am-10:15amAM Snack
11:00am-12:00pmMath/Science/Social Studies
12:30pm-2:30pmQuiet Time
2:30pm-2:45pmPM Snack
2:45pm-3:45pmComputer Lab
4:30pm-4:50pmClass Time
4:50pm-5:20pmJournal Writing
6:00pm-7:00pmChild’s Choice Activity