Chai Tots Preschool - Crown Heights
ISO: Family day careWe also love Chai Tots. Our daughter has been there since she was 8 months old (now 3.5 years) and our son will start in the fall. We are not even a little bit Jewish. It hasn't been an issue and we enjoy learning about a different culture and getting corrected by our toddler when we pronounce a Hebrew word wrong. It's small, has a very family feel, and wee really see the values of sharing and helping that are imparted at school come through our daughter. The shorter days on Friday and many holidays were a bit frustrating the first year, but now I actually enjoy the sprinkling of unexpected days off with my daughter throughout the year.
ISO: Family day careWe've been at Chai Tots on Eastern Parkway and Classon since September of last year (my son was 9 months old when he started) and have only the best things to say about the teachers and the program. My son is now 18 months old and I can honestly say it's his home away from home. The daycare program is pretty small (it shares the building with the preschool kids), they have 1 toddler "class" and 1 infant "class", their ratio never gets over 4 kids per teacher I believe? And then the main director, Chaya, is always on hand to support too. I love that they have their own outside area, my son loves playing outside. They do so many amazing arts and crafts with the kids, and I have loved seeing my son randomly try out a new skill at home, only to learn that he learned it at school. They have a full on curriculum of fun things they are learning, even for the little ones! It's Jewish and we're Jewish but very secular (my mom is Catholic and I was raised without much religion), being Jewish is definitely not a requirement, and not all the kids are. The teachers aren't exclusively Jewish at all (majority aren't), the same goes for the kids. The rest of the families are all incredibly nice and laid back.
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