July 21, 2020 Sponsored Story
A Sunnyside daycare and preschool center that was closed for four months due to COVID-19 reopened earlier this month.
High Five Daycare, which opened last year, is currently enrolling children ages 3 months to 5 years at its 50-08 39th St. facility.
Parents will have the opportunity to take a tour of the center this weekend and learn about its Reggio-inspired curriculum. The operators are conducting two open house tours–one scheduled for Saturday, July 25 (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.) and another the following Saturday, Aug. 1. (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
The facility will continue to provide the same service as it did prior to the pandemic—although many precautions are now being taken. Staff now wear masks, the entire facility is sanitized daily and there is a cap on how many children are in each room to ensure social distancing requirements are met.
Children who enroll at High Five are immersed in activities that foster skills in the areas of gross motor, fine motor, cognitive, social, emotional and various other areas that aim to build knowledge and promote positive self-image and confidence.
The curriculum was developed based on the Italian Reggio approach to learning in which children learn by playing and doing, and teachers act as observers and facilitators.
The daycare center is now open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and offers full-time and part-time care, as well as early day and extended day options. The center is operating all year round.
The brand-new facility offers care for children aged 3 months to five years old, with a specialized curriculum developed for each age group. Four separate rooms for the different ages ensures individualized care and attention to each group.
Each room is led by a New York State certified teacher who has experience in infant care and preschool instruction. Each teacher is assisted by staff members certified in CPR, First Aid, EpiPens, SIDS and more.
The center was established in 2019 after its founders saw a need for a high-quality daycare facility with a fresh curriculum to serve the community.
Since its opening, High Five Daycare has enrolled a student body nearly as diverse as Queens itself, with Hispanic, Irish and Asian American children among those in attendance.
High Five Daycare is also on the Brightwheel app, which parents can download to receive updates as to what their children are doing during the day. Parents can also use the app to communicate with staff and even pay through the app as well.