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Infants, Toddlers, and 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!

About Covid-19

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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
$1600 Monthly $1500 Monthly $1400 Monthly
4 days
6:30am – 7:00pm
$1400 Monthly $1300 Monthly $1200 Monthly
3 days
6:30am – 7:00pm
$1250 Monthly $1150 Monthly $1050 Monthly
2 days
6:30am – 7:00pm
$950 Monthly $850 Monthly $750 Monthly

Tuition is paid on the 1st of the month

Current Hours: 6:30am to 7:00 pm (if you need before or after please let us know)

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

$125 summer fee for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Learn and Play is closed on the following days:
New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day,
Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day

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


For Learn and Play, 80 Herricks Rd, Mineola NY 11501, send your resume to madhu@learnandplayny.com

For Learn and Play, 122 Voice Rd, Carle Place NY 11514, send your resume to working@learnandplaycp.com

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

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

Now Enrolling:

Infant Care: Ages 6 weeks - 18 Months

This program provides:

  • Nurturing classroom environment
  • Physical, social emotional, cognitive and language development
  • Keeping a safe and healthy atmosphere while focusing on each child's happiness

Now Enrolling:

Toddler Program 18 months - 3 years old

This program provides:

  • Transitioning children from non-verbal to verbal ( sounds, expressions, body language and oral language)
  • Helping children identify familiar people, objects, names
  • Physical Development: small and large muscle movement through coordination and control
  • Learning through play : art projects and special activities created to help children develop and learn through play

Now Enrolling:

Preschool Program : Ages 3 - 4 years old

This program provides:

  • Encouraging independence and problem solving
  • Hands on learning through weekly creative curriculum geared towards a theme of the week
  • Communication through use of conversational skills
  • Developing friendships with children in classroom
  • Hands on experiences to develop social skills, creative expression and emphasizing fun throughout the day

Now Enrolling:

Pre- K Program

Program made for children ages 4 - 5 years old in preparation for Kindergarten.

Learn and Play's Pre K Program is developed to guide children towards:

  • Learning and developing independence while using skills such as problem solving and communication
  • Making new friends while providing opportunities to practice social and emotional skills. ( encouraging cooperation and other life skills)
  • Letter, shape, number, and word recognition/ writing
  • Child development through respect for diversity among communities
  • Creative hands on and project based learning