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Ms. Zina

MotherBaby Wellness Center

Licensed home daycare
South Ozone Park, NY
7am–6pm, M - F

Bridging The Gap

Great for parents who want...

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
Music
Seasonal activities
Neighborhood walks
Fine motor skills development
Gross motor skills development
Drawing & illustration

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


Prior Experience
  • Mom @ Zina Brockman

    31 years experience with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school age

  • Birth Doula @ MotherBaby Wellness Center

    6 years experience with infants

  • Postpartum Doula @ MotherBaby Wellness Center

    6 years experience with infants

  • Night Nurse @ MotherBaby Wellness Center

    5 years experience with infants

Education
  • Associate’s Degree - 2018

    Science/Massage Therapy @ Centura College

  • Professional Certificate - 2016

    Reiki Master

  • Professional Certificate - 2009

    Doula @ DONA

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. Zina

What inspires you to care for young children?

Children are so curious and open-minded – they are always ready to try something new! My daycare program blends Eastern and Western philosophies so that students can thrive not just in school, but also in life! From yoga, to gardening, to kindergarten prep work – there is a little bit of everything and always many activities to enjoy and learn from. One of the best things about having my own program is that I get to teach children about the importance of healthy habits and mindsets. As a mother, a grandmother, and now a home daycare provider – I have always worked hard to create a joyful and peaceful environment for children. Families and caregivers in my program know that my door is always open to them.

What’s a typical day like at your daycare?

A daycare program should flow around the children and be flexible! In my home daycare, the children and their interests lead the way through the day. We might spend time singing or dancing, creating art or doing a craft, or head outside to play or garden – what we do really just depends how the group is feeling that day! One thing that never changes is our morning routine of yoga stretches and mindfulness – these get our bodies moving and energetic and our heads cleared and centered. It’s such a wonderful start to the day and my hope is that the children will remember and practice these kinds of healthy habits long after they leave my home.

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

My daycare is a place where children thrive, and families are always welcome. It is truly a sacred space, created with intention. I treat everyone with lots of love and care and my program has a holistic approach – I really try to focus on the whole child and offer lots of different and unique activities. Children really enjoy variety! One special part of my program is the gardening we do together - the kids love getting their hands dirty and being an active part of the cycle of planting, growing, and blooming. Mother Nature is truly a wonderful teacher! In my program, we approach each day with joy and make the most of our time together.

Think Ms. Zina might be a good fit?

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

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. Zina’s NeighborSchool117-55 122nd Place South Ozone Park, NY 11420(848) 301-1029(848) 301-1029

There are 7 home daycares in South Ozone Park. 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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