Strong Place for Hope Day Care Center
Review from the Spring 2022 Early Childhood Education SurveyLocation: 2nd street Type of facility: Pre-K Review: My child struggled with new environments and people, but with the love and support offered at Strong place, he became everybody's friend and enjoyed going to Pre-K. I really feel he is prepared to enter Kindergarten. What amenities does the facility have? Has outdoor space, Has after-school options, Has early morning hours, Provides meals, They also have dental and vision screenings. What would you change about the program, if anything? Accept Venmo or credit card for your extended hours payment! Is there anything you would like to add about how the school is handling the pandemic? The safety and security of this school are excellent
Review from the Spring 2022 Early Childhood Education SurveyLocation: 2nd Street, near 5th Ave Type of facility: Pre-K Review: Wonderful Pre-K, we sent both our boys here. Having fresh cool meals included was great! They accommodated the IEP we ended up needing. The additional days off beyond DOE was a little annoying, but I don't know if that's unique to this org. Early drop off and after school was very affordable. What amenities does the facility have? Has outdoor space, Has after-school options, Has early morning hours, Provides meals What would you change about the program, if anything? Too many days off. We have jobs. Is there anything you would like to add about how the school is handling the pandemic? No, protocols are good and followed.
Review from the Spring 2022 Early Childhood Education SurveyLocation: 2nd Street Type of facility: Pre-K Review: My kid was very happy. He loved his warm teachers Ms Jessica and Ms Rosa and he was very upset he had to leave this pre-k. Communication between the teachers as well as the school was fantastic, including how my child was developing and the goals for the year. He liked the food he was given. All the staff were so lovely too. Highly recommend. What amenities does the facility have? Has outdoor space, Has after-school options, Has early morning hours, Provides meals What would you change about the program, if anything? Communication allowed between parents.
3-k optionsOur 3 year old goes to the Strong Place for Hope on Atlantic. Happy to answer any questions but not sure if you are looking at that one or the one in Park Slope. Overall we like it and will hopefully stay for 3K. My one complaint is the lack of community, but we joined during COVID so it's very possible we're not getting the full experience.
Anyone at Strong Place for Hope or Helen Owen Carey this year for Pre-K?Our daughter is currently in UPK at Strong Place for Hope (2nd Street location), and I can definitely say it's been a great experience for her and for us. Since Strong Place also houses daycare for younger kids, it has been open since Sept and we've been able to send her 5 days a week. This might also be due to the smaller number of parents who chose in-person learning, however; I think there's 8 kids who attend in-person out of a class of 18. But even in a normal year, this is a huge help, because the facility would still be open even if the DOE is closed and UPK is technically not in session. So she can go to school even on days when she's not "in school," if that makes sense. Another reason we chose Strong Place is because of the racial and economic diversity that are part of its core model - as a daycare, it serves mostly ACS families, and is affordable even for private pay families. Since many of these families continue at Strong Place through UPK, the same diversity exists there even though no one is paying for it. The one thing we're sort of missing is homework - for some reason, the teacher only sends home one big batch of worksheets a week, and it doesn't quite seem to be what I would expect during a normal week. But that also may be due to covid, trying to limit the frequency of materials being sent home? At any rate, our girl has definitely been learning a lot this year (and last when she was in a mixed UPK-3K classroom) and we feel she's very well prepared for the big K next year.
PSP Pre-K Group 2016My son went to Strong Place for Hope and it was great! We are also zoned for 321. My priority is close to home because with two kids there’s wasn’t much flexibility to commute and it worked out great! (December 2019)
preschool/nursery part time optionsAlso a Strong Place for Hope is very [financially] reasonable. (August 2019)
Review from the 2016/2017 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten SurveyType: Preschool About the facility: Has outdoor space, Provides meals Review: Strong Place is an underrated gem in Red Hook. It's very affordable and diverse, teachers and facilities are great, food is freshly cooked (with a very inventive menu as opposed to the places that offer commercial frozen chicken fingers on a daily basis).
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