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Old 04-05-2010, 08:15 AM
 
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We have recently moved to the Yonkers/Bronxville area and are thinking of starting a family. Does anyone have any suggestions on daycare and what are the cost's? We live in the bronxville rd/Midland ave area.

Thanks,

T.
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Old 04-06-2010, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Bronxville, NY
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Sorry to disappoint you with this post...but I've seen many threads on Day Care in Westchester, and I have yet to see much of a response.

I can't think of one commodity where demand so far outstrips supply as Day Care. Is this due to litigiousness of this area?

I can tell you that one resource is the Child Care Council of Westchester, although personally I haven't used it. They seem to have a lot of information, and a service for matching you with a provider. Here is the link:
Child Care Council of Westchester, Inc. / For Parents looking for Childcare in Westchester NY (http://www.childcarewestchester.org/parents_find_cc.htm - broken link)
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Old 04-06-2010, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Harrison
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I agree with the previous post - there just aren't that many daycares around here. There are plenty of pre-schools which are half-day (e.g. 9-11:30ish) but full out daycare for working parents seems to be a rarity. I think most people in this area have nannies???

Anyhow, The Child Care Council is a great place to start looking, and I don't know where you work, but if it's in Westchester you should consider looking along the route the work, as they ARE out there.
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Old 04-10-2010, 01:36 PM
 
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I would avoid home based daycare settings. Bright Beginnings is in Yonkers. I don't know how it is but the ones in Elmsford are great. Expect to pay about $1600-1800 for an infant, less as the child gets older. Maybe about $1400 for a toddler.
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Old 04-18-2010, 08:48 AM
 
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The Montessori schools and similar places in Bronxville won't begin until 18 months or so. New Rochelle has a couple of good options.

Infant/Toddler Montessori House - New Rochelle, Fort Lauderdale - The Nurtury
Children's Corner Learning Centers | Childcare in Westchester, Rockland, Orange & Bronx Counties

But your best option is to search the New York State registry. All places must be licensed, so all will be listed here: New York State Office of Children and Family Services

Good luck!
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Old 08-24-2010, 10:03 AM
 
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Hi! I just wanted to let you know, I am the owner of two Group Family Daycare's in Yonkers. Both of my sites are operated by certified teachers, and we are licensed through NY State and are registered with the Child Care Council of Westchester. If you want more information or would like to schedule an interview, feel free to visit my website kristinaslittleangels.com, or call me at 914 403 0059. Thanks!
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Old 08-25-2010, 02:40 PM
 
Location: New York
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The Nurtury Montessori in New Rochelle (close to Eastchester and Bronxville) takes infants, and they have full day programs. I don't know the cost for their infant program but guess it is around 17-19k a year.
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Old 08-26-2010, 12:58 PM
 
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Locations

This place has several locations.
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Old 09-23-2010, 08:32 AM
 
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Hi, I first want to say that it bothers me when people make silly blanket statements like "avoid home based day cares" without giving an explanantion or any supporting information. I too run a family child care center (or "home based") as it was put above. We have a super low ratio (not provided by outside "centers"), staff educated (with degrees) in early childhood (which most centers do not have until your child is a minimum of 3 years old), child development and child psychology, we're generally more flexible with days/hours and times and most of us (in this area) began our business because of a love for children. Many of us are and have staff that are CPR certified -you'd be surprised to learn that many centers are not only not required to have thier staff CPR certified but ARE NOT. I only learned that after a death at a larger center where a child was choking and they couldn't find anyone that knew CPR (and I won't use their name). Licensed "home based" centers, EXACTLY like outside centers, are required to adhere to Health and Safety regulations and many of us go way above and beyond those requirements and yes, we are often cheaper, not because we have less experience (it's often the opposite) or run a less efficient, clean, well maintained environment but because we have less overhead. That's it. When looking into childcare you should consider all of your options to decide what the best scenrio is for you. There are many positives to placing your child with a "family" center as opposed to an outside center, but whatever you decide, you should look at all of your options because not all families are created equally the same way daycare centers are not.
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