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Ms. Leana

Licensed home daycare
Wantagh, NY

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
Gross motor skills development
Fine motor skills development
Reading time
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.

Q&A with Ms. Leana

What inspires you to care for young children?

As a daycare provider, it’s my number one priority to create an environment where children learn – from me and from each other! I have two boys of my own and I have seen how much growth happens just from the two of them playing together, using their imaginations, and working through challenges that come up. I work hard to create an environment where these kinds of interactions can happen, so that children are developing both social and life skills as they go through my program. I love seeing the smile on a child’s face when they are playing with friends, learning, and having fun, and I treasure all the “a-ha” moments that I’m lucky enough to be part of.

What’s a typical day like at your daycare?

Above all, a daycare program should be flexible, and fun! My program is full of play and activity. On any given day, you might find us singing songs together, dancing, painting, playing, or working on arts and crafts. Most of the time, I let the children lead the way as we plan out our day and move through different activities. A favorite thing to do in my home is making gifts for loved ones at home. The children put so much care into these projects – it’s heartwarming to see how much attention goes into these little works of art! At times, we do work on kindergarten prep activities as a fun challenge, and the kids really respond well – they are always excited to learn new things. It’s so much fun to be around that kind of enthusiasm every day!

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

Parents should know that I want to work with them to make sure that their child is happy and thriving. Every child has their own unique personality and getting to know caregivers at home really lets me see the big picture and understand more about their child and how they learn. This makes me better at what I do and creates a bond between me and my daycare families that lasts even after their little ones have moved on from my home. My program is a special, happy little community, one that I’m so grateful for!

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They may forget what you said, but they will not forget how you made them feel.

~ Carl Buechner

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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Ms. Leana’s NeighborSchool271 Twin Lane East Wantagh, NY 11793(631) 526-7474(631) 526-7474

There are 2 home daycares in North Wantagh. 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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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.

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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.

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