Children may be enrolled in the Toddler Program for any 2, 3, 4, or 5 Full or Half Days per week.
Full Days in the Toddler Program are from 8:00am – 6:00pm daily. Drop-off hours are from 8:00am – 9:30am and pick-up hours are from 4:00pm – 5:45pm.
Half Day AM: Morning Session hours are from 8:00am – 12:30pm daily. Drop-off hours are from 8:00am – 9:30am and pick-up hours are from 12:15pm – 12:30pm.
Half Day PM: Afternoon Session hours are from 1:00pm – 6:00pm daily. Drop-off hours are at 1:00pm and pick-up hours are from 4:00pm – 5:45pm.
ABC’s Toddler Program allows for a maximum group size of 10 toddlers to be cared for at a given time, with a 5:1 (toddler:adult) ratio. This meets the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene regulations. Although, ABC makes every effort when possible to exceed the regulations by maintaining a 4:1 (toddler:adult) ratio.
Each toddler group is run by a Head Teacher and a Teacher’s Assistant each of whom has extensive experience and a passion for working with young children. Every teacher has a minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, or is in the process of obtaining such a degree. All ABC employees have met strict standards prior to hire, including a thorough background check with the State Central Register Database, a criminal history review and fingerprinting by the Department of Investigation. Also, every full-time employee of ABC is certified in Infant/Child First-Aid and CPR.
ABC Infant & Toddler Center is fully licensed and approved by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Bureau of Child Care for 41 children between the ages of 0 to 24 months.