"Hi-Hello Child Care Center is a not-for-profit, educational organization, focused on providing quality, comprehensive child care. The center makes a significant contribution to the development of children and plays a supportive role in the effective functioning of contemporary working families, through a broad range of programs and services.
Presently, the center is licensed to provide quality care and education for over 600 children through a variety of programs and services for infants, toddlers, preschool, kindergarten and school age youngsters. Additionally, the center acts as advocates and interpreters for families who are unable to seek out services and connects parents with a broad network of human service agencies.
Our Program Goals
- To promote a child’s sense of identity and positive self-image.
- To promote social skills and independence by encouraging self-control and self-discipline.
- To promote creative learning and problem solving so skills are developed to help a child function in society as (s)he grows.
- To encourage language and physical development skills.
- To encourage sound health, safety and nutritional practices.
- To encourage creative expression and appreciation for the arts.
- To encourage respect and appreciation for a child’s own cultural, religious and ethnic background as well as respect for and appreciation of the cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds of others.
- To provide educational beginnings that will continue throughout the child’s educational career.
- A private, not-for-profit, educational organization providing year round, comprehensive care for children of working families since 1968. Currently, over 400 children ranging in age from 6 months through 13 years are enrolled in full and part time programs geared to their age and development.
- Licensed by Nassau County and New York State.
- Accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs and the American Camping Association.
- Funded by parents’ fees, Department of Social Services, United States Department of Agriculture Child Food Program, United Way grants and our own fundraising efforts.
- A member of the United Way of Long Island, National and Nassau County’s Association for the Education of Young Children, Freeport Arts Council, Health and Welfare Council of Nassau County, Nassau County Child Care Council, The Coalition for Child Care in Nassau County, Long Island Business Association, Freeport Chamber of Commerce, and Nassau County’s Legislative Commission on Child Care
Excerpted from the preschool's website