Bayside Bundles of Joy Staff – Toddler Care Near Me

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The goal of our staff is to provide a variety of experiences for children in an engaging, nurturing environment that will promote their balanced development.  They provide a preschool learning routine everyday and through a bilingual English and Spanish-speaking setting, and encourage our “bundles” to speak English and Spanish.  Our staff, delivers 45-minute, Spanish immersion lessons during Circle Time.

The real secret to our superior learning environment is the passion and dedication of our director and teachers. Many have been with us for many years.  They care for each child as if they were their own and they love what they do.  All teachers are required to attend an Orientation, complete our training program, hold current certification in New York State Certified: Infant/Child First Aid and CPR and meet or exceed NY State certification requirements.  Bayside Bundles of Joy staff and Director, Leidy Vargas-Ferrer has guided the development of our unique curriculum.  She works with each teacher to constantly enhance our programs and ensure we deliver the absolute best care and learning experience for each child.

Bayside Bundles of Joy - Toddler Care Near Me 11361

Alicia Ferrer | 30 years of Child Care experience

Bayside Bundles of Joy - Toddler Care Near Me 11361

Fatiama Javier De Garcia 7 years | Infant Program

Bayside Bundles of Joy - Toddler Care Near Me 11361

Lourdes Ceballos | Volunteer Assistant

Bayside Bundles of Joy - Toddler Care Near Me 11361

Lexxis Ferrer | Volunteer Assistant

Bayside Bundles of Joy - Toddler Care Near Me 11361

Louis Ferrer – Husband & Dad

Bayside Bundles of Joy believes that professional development for teachers is crucial to a successful learning environment. At Bayside Bundles of Joy, we encourage all staff members to continue their education by providing staff development opportunities throughout the school year.


All staff members are credentialed under the New York State Department of Health (NYSDH).  This means our staff has gone above the training hours mandated by the OCFS.  Also, every childcare provider has had a criminal background check and in addition Bayside Bundles of Joy operates a drug-free workplace.

Our Programs

Each child is acknowledged as an individual and lesson plans are created to stimulate children’s development of their language, cognitive, personal/social, and physical skills and abilities. Our curriculum is standards-based, meaning; We start with assessing children’s strengths and weaknesses and prepare meaningful play experiences that will enhance their abilities.  The Bayside Bundles of Joy curriculum includes language arts, basic math skills, arts and crafts, gross and fine motor skill development, dramatic play, and music appreciation.

Infant Program
(4 –18 months)

Our dedicated, credentialed infant childcare providers are specialists in caring for our smallest bundles. Exceptional infant care using developmentally appropriate materials and activities in a safe, nurturing environment promotes each child’s growth to the fullest potential.

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Toddler Program (1836 months)

We build the foundation for children’s Preschool readiness. Our days are filled with lots of fun learning through play. Hands-on experiences inspire critical thinking skills and we provide a quality, standards-based education that prepares them to enter our Preschool Program.

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Preschool Program
(34 years old)

We build the foundation for children’s school readiness. Our Pre-School program prepares young children to be ready for school at an advanced level. We provide a high-quality, standards-based education with a strong emphasis placed on their academic and social development.

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After School Program
(4–12 years old)

For children enrolled in our After School Program, we include extended hours before and after their regular school schedule. We also provide care on school closings. During these hours the children are involved in center based activities, organized games, homework time, socializing and free play.

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Our Philosophy

Bayside Bundles of Joy is a “home- like” setting, providing a safe and nurturing environment for children, during the most important time of their development. We emphasize honesty, respect, self–reliance, potential, self-discipline, and moderation. Bayside Bundles of Joy – Toddler Care Near Me 11361

We believe

  • bumble_bee_by_bianca_la_vaca-d36wbr8Children must receive care from adults who are capable and caring–whose values enable them to be excellent role models.
  • bumble_bee_by_bianca_la_vaca-d36wbr8Children should experience numerous positive learning milestones, leading to an increased sense of competence and independence.
  • bumble_bee_by_bianca_la_vaca-d36wbr8Children’s play is extremely vital to healthy physical development, acceptable social skills, and cognitive growth.
  • bumble_bee_by_bianca_la_vaca-d36wbr8Teachers, drawing upon training and experience, must create an appropriate educational environment, which carefully guides children from one developmental, and cognitive, level to another.


Parents as Partners

Families are equally valued at Bayside Bundles of Joy.  We believe parents are our partners. We strive to inspire our families to be involved in their child’s learning by providing opportunities to volunteer and/or participate in program activities. Each spring, we invite parents to meet for a family conference. During this time teachers and parents have the opportunity to showcase the developmental strides each child has made. We view Bayside Bundles of Joy’s environment as a child’s home away from home, therefore, we work hard to make parents feel comfortable leaving their children in our care.


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Mission Statement

Bayside Bundles of Joy is committed to providing children with quality care by encouraging each child to express themselves through language, art, music, and physical activity. With the emphasis on learning through play, children can build socialization and self-help skills that build their self-esteem which is, in turn, needed to help them be self-reliant and succeed in all areas of their lives.

Our Vision

Every child/family that comes through our doors is treated with love and respect. It is our vision that when children leave our care, they will have a solid foundation of love and respect for others that can be readily shared.

We Value that Children Learn Through Play – Toddler Care Near Me 11361


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Developmental Stages Manifested thru Children’s Play

Bayside Bundles of Joy’s success is, in part, because we value: pretend play, playing games, and active playing. We value the importance of play-time on a growing child’s mind, body and spirit. Therefore, the children in our care receive lots of free-play and structured-play throughout each day.

Our  goals are to make playtime and lesson time interesting and stimulating, developing children’s natural curiosity and building self-esteem and to allow children plenty of time to play, thus explore their world.  We offer this for your child, by providing a balance between structured and unstructured activities and by recognizing that all children are born with a desire to explore, discover, and learn.

At about the age of 2 children pretend to cry, sleep, and eat. Then they begin to include stuffed animals, dolls, and other toys in their play. They also begin to pretend with objects – a box becomes a car or a block can be a telephone. Toddler Care Near Me 11361

At about 3 years old, children like to play make-believe with others.  As children grow their play becomes more complex…

The play at 4 or 5 years old is focused on taking on different roles, especially those of adults in their lives.  These play adventures tend to focus on their experiences at home.  Children pretend to cook, clean, care for younger children, go off to work, etc.

Indoor Play Activities

Our bundles enjoy books and story-time, Legos, circle-time, tumbling exercises, Lincoln Logs, music and dancing, dress up, play food, interactive stuffed animals, cars/trucks/planes, arts and crafts, puzzles, flash cards, animals/dinosaurs, trains, musical instruments, balls, dolls and Barbies, various learning toys, musical instruments, various games, Mr. Potato Head, bean bag toss, blocks, beads and string, song games, play dough, coloring, sing along story books, painting, science, board games, puppets, Simon-says, and singing, and more

Outdoor Play Activities

Climbing, sliding, jumping, running, balls, jump rope, racing, water balloons, parachute, catch, bubbles, follow the leader, squirt bottles, ride-on toys, wagons, tunnels, safe water toys, organized games, painting, neighborhood walks, exploring nature/weather, soccer, and more all delight our bundles.

In addition to an 800 sq. ft dedicated, indoor area (education/nap room), we have a spacious (1700 sq. ft.) and private outdoor play yard complete with slides, tricycles, toys,swings and we often set up our own bounce house!  During the summer months  we allow for more outdoor activities and creative art projects. Weather permitting, we play outdoors every day.  After an occasional BLIZZARD, however, we sometimes enjoy outdoors to prevent cabin fever.

A Bird’s-Eye View of How We Play

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Accreditation – Toddler Care Near Me 11361


    Bayside Bundles of Joy is New Your State Childcare Provider Certified. On December 31, 2014 our childcare center was presented a Certificate of Accreditation to certify our program meets the standards for quality childhood programs and to recognize the dedication to maintaining educational excellence in the early learning years. License# 720059.




Bayside Bundles of Joy is Affiliate Member of National Association For Family Care since 2014. Please visit the association at .



    Bayside Bundles of Joy is Affiliate Member of Family Child Care Association of New York State, Inc. We are active members since 2014. Bayside Bundles of Joy – Toddler Care Near Me 11361

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