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Pfizer Kids is located on 42nd St between 2nd and 3rd Ave. Crosstown bus M42 runs on 42nd St, downtown M15 runs along 2nd Ave and uptown M15 runs along 1st Ave. Metro North trains and 4,5,6,7,and S subway lines stop at Grand Central Terminal. When you have arrived at Grand Central Terminal, exit closest to 42nd St and Lexington Ave. Walk east on 42nd St two blocks toward 2nd Ave. Pass Aroma Cafe and Pret A Manger. Enter doors closest to 2nd Ave on the north side of the street.

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Our Toddler Program

A place for growing curious, happy and confident toddlers

Our space is built for active and inquisitive toddlers with environments made up of well-planned learning centers that allow for physical activity, child choice and self-directed play, small groups, and supportive teaching. There are reading nooks, sensory tables, great books, pretend play areas, baskets filled with dress-up and exploratory materials, musical instruments, and places to explore.

Learning experiences are planned to promote each toddler’s growing independence, to enhance social skills, and to build the confidence needed to reach their individual potential.

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"I always know my child is happy & safe. Great environment and caring teachers. This is a great service and the staff at the daycare are exceptional. Thank you."

Our Curriculum Components

Engaging opportunities for play and discovery.

  • Language Works Reading, singing, and engaging in conversation.
  • Math Counts Counting, sorting, and pattern identification.
  • Science Rocks Nature walks, gardening, and exploring sand, water, and other sensory tables.
  • ArtSmart Dramatic play, painting with hands and feet, manipulation of other materials and textiles.
  • Our World Diverse interactions with the center community.
  • Well Aware Movement activities as well as hand washing and other self-help skills.

Teacher Spotlight

Just a few of our gold stars of the day.


Name: Odette

I Teach: Toddlers

Teaching Since: 2001

I love teaching children because: I get to watch children grow physically and cognitively, enhancing their fine and gross motor skills, vocabulary, and imagination in play.

Favorite Children's Book: Llama Llama Red Pajama

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Learning at Home

Cloud Gazing

You Will Need:

A blanket, a day with some fluffy clouds, and the book It Looked Like Spilt Milk

Directions:

Lie on your back with your child and gaze at the sky. Babies will enjoy the sensations of the wind, leaves rustling, and the connection with you. Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy naming the clouds based on what they look like. You may need to start this activity by pointing out shapes and body parts like ears, noses, wings, etc. in the clouds.  Children may become curious about why there are so many different shapes, why they change, where they go when they disappear, etc. To prepare for these questions or to research after a gazing session, visit www.window.ucar.edu.

Tip:

Point out everything you see and hear while lying quietly: birds, airplanes, bugs, colors, etc.


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