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Ms. Nikita

Tiny Hearts Build A Child

Coming Soon!
Brooklyn, NY
6am–6pm, M - F

Mental growth through learning

Great for parents who want...

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A Few Favorite Activities

Activities are designed to help children develop social, emotional and cognitive skills as they sing, dance, play, and learn in a small group setting.

Arts & crafts
Circle time
Drawing & illustration
Fine motor skills development
Music
Outdoor play
Seasonal activities

Activities are designed to help children develop social, emotional and cognitive skills as they sing, dance, play, and learn in a small group setting.

Each program is led by a licensed child care professional. While they each have their own expertise and approach, they all share a genuine love for educating and helping young children grow & thrive. Being licensed also means they have done a series of state-required trainings and they’ve passed a government background check.

About the Provider

Family Child Care Educator
License #: Coming Soon

Prior Experience
  • Parent

    2 children

  • Nanny

    2 years experience with school age

  • Daycare Assistant @ Jazz Tots

    1 year experience with infants, toddlers and preschoolers

  • Daycare Assistant @ Lillian's Day Care Center

    2 years experience with toddlers, preschoolers and school age

Each program is led by a licensed child care professional. While they each have their own expertise and approach, they all share a genuine love for educating and helping young children grow & thrive. Being licensed also means they have done a series of state-required trainings and they’ve passed a government background check.

Q&A with Ms. Nikita

What inspires you to care for young children?

Children have strong, individual personalities, and it’s such a pleasure to get to know them each. After raising children of my own and working at other daycares, I can certainly say that no two kids are alike, and it’s a joy to figure out their passions and dreams with them. A daycare program is also likely one of the earliest social settings for young children, and it’s an amazing chance for them to interact with kids their own age. So many children make their first real friends at daycare. It’s a beautiful thing to watch a friendship unfold!

What’s a typical day like at your daycare?

There’s a good balance of education and entertainment at this program. The children learn some of the basic building blocks that are going to help them in their future schooling, but they also have a lot of fun during the day, too! Free play time is an excellent way to get their imaginations going, and it’s a wonderful opportunity for them to make friends and learn from each other. We also work on physical education. Kids are naturally so tactile, and they’re excited to learn games and exercises. It’s vital for children to have a well-rounded daily schedule, and that includes being active and healthy. It’s great to have a targeted way for them to get all their bursts of energy out! Sometimes, on special occasions, we also do field trips to museums and water parks.

What’s one thing parents should know about your program?

Communication and developing trusting relationships are key parts of my program. Children thrive when they are comfortable with their social environment. At this age, it’s incredibly important for a child to learn how to advocate for themselves and how to actively listen to and respect the people around them. This idea extends to the parents as well. Families should feel comfortable coming to me with questions or for advice. I will do everything I can to make them feel heard. There was once a mother and child pair I worked with who had a hard time communicating effectively with one another. The three of us were able to work on improving this relationship together, and it was a really rewarding experience for everyone involved.

Think Ms. Nikita might be a good fit?

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If children feel safe, they can take risks, ask questions, make mistakes, learn to trust, share their feelings, and grow.

~ Alfie Kohn

Rates & Openings

Daycare rates depend on how old your child will be and what your schedule looks like. 5 days / week might get a slight discount, and infant rates are usually more than toddlers’. Finding a spot also depends on age and schedule because each daycare has a limited number of openings for each age range.

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Location

Ms. Nikita’s NeighborSchool487 Vandalia Avenue APT 2B Brooklyn, NY 11239(732) 943-1332(732) 943-1332

There are 5 home daycares in Spring Creek. Most care for 6 to 10 children and take both infants and toddlers. All home daycares are licensed by the Office of Children and Family Services, just like preschool centers.

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FAQs

Your family is unique to you, but some of your questions might not be. 😉 Here’s what most parents want to know when starting out.

What is NeighborSchools?

Hey there, nice to meet you 👋 We’re a new-ish startup that helps new-ish parents find daycare.

We know how hard finding good child care can be - especially for first-time parents. But really good care is what gives you the peace of mind to go back to work and feel confident that your child is getting the stimulation, socialization, and support they need to learn and grow.

So we created NeighborSchools to make this piece of parenthood a whole lot easier. We say “easier” because, let’s be honest, it’s still a big thing to figure out, but working together we can help you find some good options, understand the whole process, and choose a program you’ll feel really good about.

Most first-time parents don’t know exactly what they’re looking for, so we created a simple survey that will ask you questions about your lifestyle, your daily routines, and your preferences for child care. We’ll then share 3 personalized recommendations that we think might be a good fit. We’ll also give you a timeline that maps out when we would suggest you start touring programs, choose a daycare, and pay a deposit to secure a spot. Your timeline is based on when you want to start care - so you set the pace, and you decide when you’ve found the right match.

Nope. Our daycare recommendation service is free for parents. The other half of our business is helping these small-scale daycares with software and services that handle all their administrative tasks, like online contracting, payment processing, and licensing requirements. Before NeighborSchools, services like these were only designed for large corporate child care centers, and part of our mission is to level the playing field for small, independent child care programs. That’s why we picked the name NeighborSchools - we’re all about making child care more personal, more human, and more equitable for the incredible individuals who do this work and care for our children.

Generally, if you’re here, you’re ready. The survey lets us give you 3 recommendations to consider, but it’ll also help you better understand what factors to consider, and what questions to be asking right now. It’s simple things like where you live, your child’s date of birth, when you want to start care, and if you have any preferences around program philosophy or language of instruction. If you’re planning 6+ months ahead, it’s a great way to get started, and if you’re hoping to start daycare in the next 2-4 months, it’s definitely time to get started. Click here to start the survey.

Each program has a limited number of spots for each age range, so we need to know your schedule and child’s age before we can share availability. The survey covers these basics, as well as factors like drop-off and pick-up times to make sure that recommended programs fit your daily routine. Once we know your child’s age and schedule we can share rates and costs as well.

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