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Changing Tomorrow Academy

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Changing Tomorrow Academy

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

Your discount: 20% off

20% off for the first month of enrollment

Reviews (11)

  • Review from the Spring 2022 Early Childhood Education Survey

    Location: Downtown Brooklyn Type of facility: Daycare, Preschool, 3K Review: We started our daughter in the infant program at CTA when she was 3.5 months old. We we so nervous putting her in at such a young age, but the Director and the infant teacher were so reassuring and made us comfortable. They allow parents to maintain their feeding and sleeping schedules for the infant classroom - the care is tailored to your child. The space is big and warm for children - a lot of thoughtful details in the rooms and Montessori based in learning style. Our daughter immediately started learning new gross motor skills and since (9 mo now) has also learned fine motor skills. She loves other people and children, which we believe is because of CTA. They’ve given us great ideas and suggestions to help with our daughter’s growth and are super communicative. Is there anything you would like to add about how the school is handling the pandemic? CTA has followed the NY Dept of Health guidance and has been very communicative throughout.
  • Review from the Fall 2021 Early Childhood Education Survey

    Type of facility: Preschool Review: Our son has been going to CTA for two years and loves the school, teachers and administrators. CTA applies a personal touch to each student while also providing structure for the students. The facility is very clean and spacious, longer hours (7a-7p) and included meals/snacks are a big plus too. We like that it is Montessori inspired but has flexibility to celebrate holidays, etc that some Montessori schools don't do. They have an indoor playground and go to the park nearby (no dedicated outdoor space). Use the Brightwheel app for communication. What amenities does the facility provide? Has early morning hours, Provides meals What would you change about the program, if anything, and why? Bring back some of the community building events with modifications as needed due to Covid (e.g., monthly meetings with guest speakers for parents, parents attending holiday events) Is there anything you would like to add about how the school handled the pandemic? Very communicative since the start of the pandemic, held online classes and reopened with protocols in place. Masks required for older students.
  • Review from the Fall 2021 Early Childhood Education Survey

    Type of facility: Daycare Review: We absolutely love Changing Tomorrow. The facility is spacious, beautifully designed, and created with the Montessori approach to childcare in mind. The caregivers and administration are warm and loving, and extremely communicative through the use of the Brightwheel app throughout the day. They provide thoughtfully curated activities, and also excellent meals. Our daughter started there when she was about 10.5 months old, and it was a difficult transition for her, but we felt that we were in good hands all along because of the constant communication. Since then she has been thriving- we've seen so much motor and language growth, and she is so excited to go to "school" in the morning, and sometimes even cries when we pick her up because she doesn't want to go home! What amenities does the facility provide? Has early morning hours, Provides meals What would you change about the program, if anything, and why? I wish there was an outside space, but it's not a huge deal, we make sure to do plenty of outdoor time on the weekend. Is there anything you would like to add about how the school handled the pandemic? I wish caregivers had been required to vaccinate a bit earlier, but overall we've felt good safe and that they are doing what they have to do/are required to do with safety and reduction of spread as the ultimate goal.
  • Review from the Fall 2021 Early Childhood Education Survey

    Type of facility: Daycare Review: Our son has been at CTA since June 2021 and absolutely loves it. He started in the infant room and we were really worried about his transition (since he wasn't thrilled with people who weren't us), but CTA did a great job of reassuring us and updating us, and he did great! He recently moved up to the toddler room and has been having an absolute blast with all the activities they do (he also loves the food). Our son essentially leaps out of the stroller when we get there every day he's so excited. I really appreciate how much they communicate (messages when needed, and pictures throughout the day) and truly care about our son. Doing it all again, we'd absolutely choose CTA again. What amenities does the facility provide? Has early morning hours, Provides meals Is there anything you would like to add about how the school handled the pandemic? Everyone has been great about masks and communicating any changes in the protocols. They've done a great job keeping us updated when there have been classroom shutdowns. I really appreciated how they reached out to check in on our son when he did have Covid.
  • Review from the Fall 2021 Early Childhood Education Survey

    Type of facility: Daycare Review: Kid loves it, I'd send them there again. They're a nut free daycare and provide meals and snacks and have very flexible hours (7am-7pm) What amenities does the facility provide? Has early morning hours, Provides meals, latest pickup at 7pm
  • Review from the Fall 2021 Early Childhood Education Survey

    Type of facility: Daycare Review: We absolutely love Changing Tomorrow. The facility is spacious, beautifully designed, and created with the Montessori approach to childcare in mind. The caregivers and administration are warm and loving, and extremely communicative through the use of the Brightwheel app throughout the day. They provide thoughtfully curated activities, and also excellent meals. Our daughter started there when she was about 10.5 months old, and it was a difficult transition for her, but we felt that we were in good hands all along because of the constant communication. Since then she has been thriving- we've seen so much motor and language growth, and she is so excited to go to "school" in the morning, and sometimes even cries when we pick her up because she doesn't want to go home! What amenities does the facility provide? Has early morning hours, Provides meals What would you change about the program, if anything, and why? I wish there was an outside space, but it's not a huge deal, we make sure to do plenty of outdoor time on the weekend. Is there anything you would like to add about how the school handled the pandemic? I wish caregivers had been required to vaccinate a bit earlier, but overall we've felt good safe and that they are doing what they have to do/are required to do with safety and reduction of spread as the ultimate goal.
  • Review from the 2020–2021 Daycare, Preschool, Pre-K, and K Survey

    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
  • feb 3 2021

    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.
  • Daycare recommendations

    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.
  • Changing Tomorrow Academy Experience?

    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.
  • Changing Tomorrow Academy Experience?

    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.