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Ms. Wandi

Pee Wee Playhouse Childcare

Licensed home daycare
New York, NY
7:30am–6pm, M - F

Where Love And Care Come Together!

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.

Circle time
Drawing & illustration
Fine motor skills development
Music
Outdoor play
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

Licensed Family Child Care Educator
License #880039

Prior Experience
  • Parent

    20 years experience with infants, 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. Wandi

What inspires you to care for young children?

Young children have this magical ability to make a neighborhood feel like a real community. To go one step further, they can sometimes make a community feel like a family! Kids have such a genuine sense of care and kindness, and that warm energy is so beautiful to be around. A dedication to quality childcare is actually a family business. Many of my relatives own their own daycares, so I have spent my whole life seeing the success of small daycare centers. In fact, I actually went to college for Early Childhood Education. Running my own daycare has been a dream of mine. It’s a great way to offer local kids the attention and education they deserve while also serving our community!

What’s a typical day like at your daycare?

Every child is special, which means they each learn in a unique way. At this program, we implement the Montessori inspired method of education, so a lot of our activities are child-led and designed to spark creativity and independence. There are some exciting things we work on all together, like story time. Because I’m bilingual in English and Spanish, a love of language is also encouraged in this program. The kids have a lot of fun learning new words and ways to speak to one another. They’re also really inspired by the things we do to promote self-expression. Arts and crafts is usually their favorite part of the day because it lets them get a little messy and experiment with new materials. It’s incredible to see that even when they’re using the same paints or given the same loose prompts (for holidays or to commemorate the change of seasons, for example), each work of art is so specific to the individual artist! Hopefully this helps them see how wonderfully special their perspective is.

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

My program is run with patience and empathy. The most important thing will always be the wellbeing of the children. In order to create a supportive environment for them, it’s vital to take the time to listen to their problems and to try to understand where they’re each coming from. For instance, when I was working with kids in a school setting, there was one student who was quite disruptive and wouldn’t listen. This led me to open up a line of communication with his mother, who was able to shed some light on a difficult home situation. Together, we were able to work together to put her son at ease and on a better path.

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Play is the highest form of research.

~ Albert Einstein

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. Wandi’s NeighborSchool647 W 172nd St Apt. 1 New York, NY 10032(862) 346-6665(862) 346-6665

There are 7 home daycares in Washington 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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