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Ms. Nyeka

Education First Academy

Coming Soon!
Brooklyn, NY
7am–6pm, M - F

Giving All Children The Opportunity to Succeed

Great for parents who want...

Each daycare has its own approach and specialties based on the provider’s expertise. Take the survey to see daycares that match your preferences and work best for you.Each daycare has its own approach & specialties. Take the survey to see 3 good matches for you.

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
Cooking
Drawing & illustration
Music
Neighborhood walks
Reading time
Sensory play

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
  • K-12 Teacher @ Schenectady City School District

    3 years experience with school age

  • K-12 Teacher @ Kingston City School District

    7 years experience with school age

  • Special Needs Professional @ Devereux Foundation

    5 years experience with school age

Education
  • Professional Certificate - 2010

    Special Education Teacher NYS Professional License 1-6 @ Grand Canyon University

  • Graduate Degree - 2006

    M.S. Early Childhood Education NYS Professional Licensed Teacher Certification 1-6 @ Metropolitan College of New York

  • Bachelor’s Degree - 2002

    B.S Business Administration @ Metropolitan College of New York

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. Nyeka

What inspires you to care for young children?

At this stage, every little moment you spend with a child can have the biggest impact on their future. It’s incredible to think that when a kid picks up a book and learns to read for the first time, they could grow up to be the next voice of a generation. A kid who thrives during arts and crafts can, one day, produce work that’ll be hung in museums and galleries. Or perhaps a child makes a friend in this program, and that bond lasts for life. You just never know! I’ll be at the supermarket and run into a student I had several years ago, who will run up to me and tell me that our time together had such an impact on him. It’s incredibly rewarding! As a mother of two now-grown adults, I have had the joy of watching a full life unfold, and I’ve seen the effects of the lessons I’ve taught them. As an educator, I have also worked mostly with fifth and six graders, but during the pandemic, I had the opportunity to reach four and five year olds. It was a game-changing experience! After being an educator for 20 years, I am eager to achieve my dream of opening a daycare so I can continue to cheer on the next generation.

What’s a typical day like at your daycare?

Kids have a knack for knowledge! They are so naturally curious, and this program strives to teach them something new every single day. There is so much to learn about the world and each other, and the kids in my program feel that excitement. From arts and crafts to music and dance and even celebrating holidays together, every activity is a doorway to discovery. Usually the best parts of the day, though, revolve around storytelling. It’s a great way for the kids to practice active listening and to nurture their reading skills. It’s also a beautiful way to encourage their creativity and self-expression.

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

Teaching children and helping them grow has been a lifelong passion. No two kids are alike, and it’s such a rewarding feeling to help each individual find their passion and the way of learning that works best for them. Parents might be interested to know that I have a lot of experience with special needs children as well. The kids in my program will be met with patience, open communication, and individualized care. They will always have someone supporting them and cheering on every bit of progress!

Think Ms. Nyeka might be a good fit?

Find out if she has a spot for you. It’s 100% free and takes just 5 minutes.

Every day, through engagement in the arts, our children learn to open their imagination, to dream just a little bigger and to strive every day to reach those dreams.

~ Michelle Obama

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. Nyeka’s NeighborSchool1782 Bergen Street #1st Brooklyn, NY 11233(518) 348-4331(518) 348-4331

There are 7 home daycares in Crown Heights. 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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