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Take the #6 train to 51 Street. 575 Lexington Ave. is between 51 and 52 Streets , next to Oxford and across the street from the Doulbetree Hotel. Enter building, approach the lobby desk and receive code for elevator to second floor.

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Our School-Age Program

Guiding children to experience their world and pursue their interests

We provide school-age child care for school holidays, school closing days, summer day camp or when there is a need for back-up or emergency care. In our school-age program, we provide children with the opportunity to live, learn and socialize in a relaxed setting outside of school.

We offer a wealth of enrichment activities that engage the interests of school-age children. You may find school-age children creating a magazine or a video, playing chess or shooting hoops, tutoring each other or forming a club. Teachers are there alongside, facilitating, guiding and understanding that learning does not have to take on the tone and texture of a school day but rather be filled with fun.

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"The Staff at backup is excellent. My son only goes 3-4 times a year, yet they know who he is when we get there. They are awesome. He has gone there since he was 2 and he's now 10 and still likes going there. "

Our Curriculum Components

Engaging opportunities for play and discovery.

  • Language Works Tackling homework assignments, reading chapter books, engaging in long conversations with teachers and peers.
  • Math Counts Measuring weight, length, and volume, using math to solve problems.
  • Science Rocks Investigating forces of nature, developing hypotheses and conclusions, using computers, magazines, and books to explore the world.
  • ArtSmart Studying great artists, individual exploration of performance arts including dance, singing, musical instruments, and drama.
  • Our World Exploring diverse cultures, showing interest in finding solutions to issues of discrimination and injustice, becoming involved in service projects.
  • Well Aware Taking responsibility for a healthy lifestyle through regular exercise and healthy eating, participating in extracurricular activities including team sports and dance.

Teacher Spotlight

Just a few of our gold stars of the day.


Name: Carolyn

I Teach: Preschool

Teaching Since: 2010

I love teaching children because: I like to make a difference.

Favorite Children's Book: Cat in The Hat By: Dr. Seuss

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Learning at Home

Washing Seashells

You Will Need:

Tub of sudsy water, scrub brush or old tooth brush, towel, sponge, paper, pen or marker

Directions:

Place the tub of sudsy water where your child can reach it easily. Give her a scrub brush and a basket of seashells. Say something like, “I need your help cleaning these shells so we use them to decorate”; “Look at all the different sizes, colors, and types”; “I wonder what kind of animal made this shell?”; “Does it change color when you clean it?”

After cleaning the shells, help your child chart their sizes, types, and/or colors TIP:

Your child will probably get wet and splash water, so have her wear an apron or play clothes. Research names and types of shells at www.seashells.org.

Tip:

Your child will probably get wet and splash water. Wear an apron or play clothes.


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