The Seed is privately owned and has been in operation since 1980.


About Our Philosophy

Children are like tender seeds. They need continuous loving care to grow and blossom

The Seed is a child’s home away from home. We provide a warm, cozy environment in which children feel happy and secure while engaged in a variety of stimulating, age-appropriate learning activities.

Our Mission and Vision

Children are like tender seeds. They need continuous loving care to grow and blossom. The Seed is a child’s home away from home. We strive to provide a warm, cozy environment in which children feel happy and secure while engaged in a variety of stimulating, age-appropriate learning activities. We give special attention to each child’s needs and interests as well as their emotional, social and intellectual development.

Our Goals and Objectives

We aim to provide an atmosphere where children can advance at their own pace, be engaged through the awakening of their interest, and challenged and supported in all areas of learning.

We also aim to provide a welcoming atmosphere to families, where they can leave their children with peace of mind and feel supported in the complex task of raising their young children.

About Our Classes

We are open to all children, ages 18 months through pre-k, regardless of race, color, creed, and national or ethnic background. We work in small groups which foster independent thinking.  Our curriculum combines formal instruction with discovery learning and periods of free exploration.

Class Ratio

Our classes have ratios of at least:

1: 5 for toddlers; 1:7 for 3-year-olds; 1:8 for 4- and 5-year-olds

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday  6:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Extended day is available for an extra charge.

School Closings

Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Thursday and Friday, Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President’s Day, Thursday and Friday before Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day

End-of-Year break: Last week in December

Spring break: One week in May

Summer Break: The week before Labor Day

Qualifications

The Seed is licensed by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

The Seed is voluntarily registered with the New York State Department of Education.

The Seed is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and has been continuously accredited since 1992.

Food Services

The Seed is peanut-free and nut-free

Breakfast

Although most of our children have breakfast at home, breakfast is served from 6:30 – 7:30 a.m. to children whose parents request it.

Lunch

A hot, nutritious lunch is served daily

Snacks

Three nutritious homemade snacks are served daily