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    Changing Tomorrow Academy
    Changing Tomorrow Academy
    Street:
    257 Gold Street
    City:
    Brooklyn
    State:
    New York
    Zip Code:
    11201
    Phone:
    205-701-3333
    Neighborhood:
    Downtown Brooklyn
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    Description:

     New location coming soon to 180 Livingston Street!

    Changing Tomorrow Academy is a Montessori-inspired curriculum developmental program for children from 3 months to 5 years. Our staff has been trained in the Montessori Program, are CPR/AED Certified, and we have a full-time Registered Nurse on-site. We also cater our children's breakfast, lunch, and snacks. Weekend and evening care is available!

    Between the expertise of our educators and the experience of our staff, we're always developing and implementing new and innovative ways to promote growth and inspire the minds of every child in our care.

     
    - Montessori-inspired curriculum
    - Large indoor play space
    - Open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    - Catered breakfast, lunch, and snacks
    - Evening and weekend programs
    - Staff trained in CPR
    - Full-time Registered Nurse
    - Daily photo and video updates on your children’s progress
    Discount:

    10% off for the first month of enrollment

    Review and Rating

    Reviewed by 2021Review
    On 05-Jul-2021
    Subject:  Review from the 2020–2021 Daycare, Preschool, Pre-K, and K Survey
    Comment:  Review: We love Changing Tomorrow. The facility is new, clean, big and bright. The teachers and administrative staff are communicative via an excellent app, and every day we feel confident our daughter is in good hands. They helped us feel very comfortable sending her daycare both for the first time and during COVID. The curriculum is stimulating, the schedule is consistent, and we feel we are getting what we pay for. While it took some time for our daughter to adjust, she now kicks her feet with excitement every morning when we leave our home. I would absolutely choose Changing Tomorrow again. The only thing I wish was different was that the 2:1 nap transition would be planned for a bit older, as 1 years old aren't really typically ready for that change that early.Facility amenities: Provides meals, Has great hours (even while shortened in COVID, the hours are 8-6 and normally 7-7)What would you change about the program? I hope we're able to get back to some of the pre-COVID perks soon, like Friday night date nights, more engagement in the classroom and at school
    Reviewed by Rachel Maurer
    On 10-Mar-2021
    Subject:  feb 3 2021
    Comment:  My son is 19 month old and they have separate classrooms for each age group. My son falls under the 18 to 24 month classroom category.As far as our experience goes, we are quite happy. They have been extremely careful about the covid guidelines and have sanitizers everywhere, and they have been good about cleaning up & sanitizing classrooms everyday. Let me take you step by step on how our day begins.Parking: We take our son at 8 am and park the stroller in their stroller room which is disconnected from the main entrance of the daycare. What"s good about this feature is that the stroller can be left in the room and you can pick it up when you are back to collect your LO. Also they allow you to leave the stroller in the parking room if you have no need for it for days. I find it a good idea to have a stroller parking space, so that the daycare lobby doesn't get contaminated with all those strollers coming in and out. They absolutely won't allow the stroller in the main lobby.Drop-Off : Only 2 to 3 families are allowed to drop off the kids, and it's further segregated to one parent only. They check temperatures of the babies and toddlers before they are carried or guided into their respective classrooms. What I noticed, that the parents themselves are very good with following the covid guidelines.Schedule: I don't have any info for infants but this is how my son's schedule is:- 9 am to 10 am : Breakfast (everyday is different breakfast but Weekly menu is the same)- 10 to 11:30 am - Circle time and singing songs and activity time- 11:30 am ( Lunch- they have very good nutritious spread for the week and will change the menu if you have any dietary/allergy restrictions)- 12 to 2 pm Nap time- 2 to 3 pm playtime- 3 pm snack- 3:30 to 4:30 pm Lesson of the day- 4:30 to 5 pm Snack- Pick up at 5 pm (Although you can pick up at 6 pm)Weekly Lessons and Menu: Amanda (Center Director) Sends weekly menus and lesson plans charted and designed by the teachers of the specific classroom every Friday for the upcoming week. Eg: Last week My son's lesson plan was around the theme of winter animals and current weather.Teachers and Caretakers: I can't express how great the teachers are. Firstly, they are very supportive and caring and will give/ask all the info related to your LO immediately through the brightwheel app. Although they deal with a full class, the emphasis they give to your child needs has exceeded my expectations. Secondly, they are punctual and disciplined about time, which I personally like.During my son's transition( as we both were dealing with separation anxiety) they were super easy to work with and make sure my LO was comforted when needed.Brightwheel App: This was our first time experience with the app, but it's amazing. They update you about everything and send a lot of pics of your LO everyday. This builds a sense of security on how your child is doing.Indoor Play area: They have a nice big indoor play area and my son loved it the first time we went on a tour. The bright big smile on his face during the tour made us more keen to enroll him there.Covid: From the time they opened their door after the pandemic, which was June 2020, there was just one covid case. Their response was quick and swift. The day they learnt about the student related to Covid, they shut the classroom down and the daycare closed for 10 days(in accordance to strict guidelines of DOHMH). Instead they had online virtual classes for parents and students. My son isn't a big fan of online classes but he was glued to the screen since he saw his friends and teachers on the zoom call.The staff and teachers took 2 covid tests, both Negative and we being responsible took covid tests ourselves, just as a precaution. We tested negative.I am sure there isn't a daycare who did not experience a covid case but it all boils down to how they administer the safety protocol.
    Reviewed by 2021Review
    On 27-Jan-2021
    Subject:  Daycare recommendations
    Comment:  Currently, my son goes to Changing Tomorrow Academy and I can't tell you how happy we are with them. For us it just boiled down to distance and so we selected CTA. They also have an elaborate menu for kids meals, so you dont have to worry about packing lunch.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 25-Feb-2020
    Subject:  Changing Tomorrow Academy Experience?
    Comment:  Hi neighbours! For a slightly older experience, our son has been in the toddler room ever since he turned two 9 months ago. Both he and I LOVE the school and his teachers so much. We've had a really fantastic experience so far -- the teachers are great and the administration has been no fuss. Our son has really blossomed in terms of both communication skills and socialization. (Of course, I recognize that all 3 year olds are smarter than all 2 year olds. :-) )The only real downside (besides price, which I mentioned) is the location. We actually do live in Park Slope and work in the city -- consider it a testament to how happy that we are with the school that we've taken our 2 year old on a subway ride AND a 20 minute walk each way to get him to this school.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 25-Feb-2020
    Subject:  Changing Tomorrow Academy Experience?
    Comment:  My daughter has been going to Changing Tomorrow for the past 5 months in the infant room. We love it there, the teachers are always smiley and very personable, they remember small details about my daughter. They are communicative through the app, and it's nice to see what my kid does during the day. They have an activity curriculum for infant room as well. The facility is new, it's clean, and there shouldn't be a waitlist (I'm not sure if they have it now?)The downside is it is pricier than average, and sometimes I get a bit frustrated thinking about how we pay so much for the daycare, but little of that amount go to the teachers, who do infant care plus regular update through the app for the parents. I think the infant room is getting more crowded, so they are probably maxing out 4 babies/1 teacher.