Review from the Spring 2023 Early Education SurveyReview: Great program. Our son has been there since he was 5M old and he is now 2. The only thing to note is that there is early pickups on Friday and that there are holidays that daycare is closed that don't correlate to most people's working schedules
Review from the Spring 2022 Early Childhood Education SurveyLocation: 852 Classon Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238 Type of facility: Daycare Review: We had an overall positive experience sending our kids to Chai Daycare. This is a very small daycare so the kids all get very individual attention. It is a warm place that I felt good sending my babies to starting at 6 months old. Our babies were always happy to go and they came home tired and happy too. My kids came home knowing all the circle time songs including Jewish prayers as well as daycare classics like The Wheels on the Bus. The director is very responsive and easy to get in touch with but there are no regularly scheduled meetings so if you want to have a conversation beyond drop off/pick up you have to reach out. The daycare is focused on helping the kids develop and meet their milestones (but not in a high pressure way), the days/weeks are planned very intentionally which I really appreciated. With Covid protocols, I feel like I didn't really get to know the teachers or other families as well as I'd hoped. This is a Jewish daycare run by Chabad so there are plenty of opportunities to be involved with holiday celebrations etc. What amenities does the facility have? Has outdoor space
Review from the Spring 2022 Early Childhood Education SurveyLocation: 852 Classon Avenue Brooklyn Type of facility: Daycare Review: Pros: teachers love taking care of kids and it shows, our son loves going to daycare every day. The location and layout seemed great and the admin we more organized than other daycares we went to see. We also love the jewish holiday artwork they make with the kids. Cons: daycare is closed on major jewish holidays and ends early on winter Fridays What amenities does the facility have? Has outdoor space What would you change about the program, if anything? Pricing from 4pm seems to jump. I would like to have an option to drop off before 8am Is there anything you would like to add about how the school is handling the pandemic? It's doing the best it can, and seems to be handling it well from our perspective
2019-2020 Year ReviewReview: We've sent both of our children to Chai daycare and Chaitots preschool for 5+ years (infant to 4 years and infant to 2 years), and they have been sweet and attentive to our children. The teachers are young and enthusiastic, some doing this while attending college in the evenings, and mostly from large families, some are from Chabad families and some non-Jewish teachers, so they know how to work well with young kids. … About the facility: Has outdoor space, Has afterschool options, Has early morning hours … What would you change? The preschool ends 2 weeks earlier than any other preschool in Brooklyn, so it's hard to find a camp for that interim period in June. Sometimes they run a daycare for the kids in the preschool, but they don't commit to it ahead of time.
Review from the 2018/2019 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten SurveyI adore the program. They are incredibly kind and gentle and I trust them completely with my baby. Tuition is paid annually (can be broken up to three monthly installments) which is a little brutal, and the center closes as early as 2pm on Fridays for Shabbat with all of the Jewish holidays plus some celebrated, but we feel like it's worth it to be able to have a daycare that we trust so much. About the facility: Has outdoor space What would you change? The shorter hours on Fridays and Jewish holidays are tough, but I think the religious observance can't be disconnected for the loving environment for kids.
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