Tiny Steps - South Slope
Tiny Steps South SlopeTiny Steps is an incredible gem of a childcare. Our son is about to leave for 3k after almost 2 years and we are deeply grateful for our experience here. The teachers are loving and attentive, and we know our son is safe and happy in their care. They are responsive to his needs and engage him in learning, craft projects, and play. The lead teacher Lana is warm, organized, and creative. My son also loves teacher Nino, who is very kind and caring. They really go above and beyond. Aside from the excellent daily teachers, Tiny Steps offers music and Spanish classes weekly, and they have a giant backyard for lots of outdoors time. The food is nourishing and varied, and the classrooms are bright, colorful, and clean. He naps well in an environment with clear routines. I particularly like that this space has a mixed age range where our son has been able to learn to play, walk, and speak from older kids and then be a leader for the littler ones as he got older. He has made wonderful friends in this joyful space. Two bonuses: Lena, who leads Tiny Steps programs, is very responsive. And 11th Street is right by the subway, making it an easy pick-up for anyone who commutes to work. I would recommend Tiny Steps very highly for anyone seeking child care. We will miss this wonderful community!
Tiny Steps - South SlopeMy son has been at Tiny Steps since he was 4 months old (now 2 y/o), and we absolutely love our experience with them. All the providers are so loving, happy, and very skilled at working with their respective age groups (infants and toddlers). The owner, Lena, is very communicative, professional, and navigated the complex COVID times with caution and sensitivity. Our toddler has made many friends, who he loves to talk about, and he adores his "teachers". They provide meals & snacks, lots of outdoor time, projects he is very proud of, and he consistently naps well. He often comes home with a new word in Spanish or a new song to sing to himself from the weekly classes. Overall, his language, motor and social skills are exploding, and we know Tiny Steps has been a part of that.
Review from the Spring 2022 Early Childhood Education SurveyLocation: 254 11th St, Brooklyn NY Type of facility: Daycare Review: My daughter has had some good times at Tiny Steps and make friends. This location is a mixed location with babies and toddlers. This has been good and bad in the sense the toddlers don't always do projects. The good is that my daughter is very good around babies. What amenities does the facility have? Has outdoor space, Provides meals What would you change about the program, if anything? I wish they would have more stability with the caregivers. That's been the hardest to see the revolving door with caregivers in the last few months.
Experience with Tiny Steps on 11th St?My daughter has been going to the 11th street location since she was 11 months and it's been great so far. The caregivers are very nice and are always doing projects and activities with the kids. They have music class, yoga class and a nice space outside. The last few weeks they have been very good with helping with potty training as well. Overall we have been very pleased and my daughter is very happy there.
Review from the 2018/2019 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten SurveyOur younger son goes to Tiny Steps daycare on 11th street and fourth avenue. We love that facility, having sent both our boys to it. The head teacher, Lena, is so loving and a good partner with us. She helped potty train our firstborn, and has been helping with our younger son's nap schedule. Mariana, the other teacher, is also so sweet and loving. It's a small in-home daycare center. They offer music, Spanish, yoga, baking, and do a ton of projects, and it's just a chill place with lots of toys, cute kids, a big backyard, nice caregivers and families. About the facility: Has outdoor space, Has afterschool options, Has early morning hours, Provides meals What would you change? They don't open until 8 a.m., but you can pay extra to drop off at 7:45 a.m.
Review from the 2017/2018 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten SurveyWe are new to the site with a three month old, but have found them warm and friendly. They have been very accommodating towards our schedule. Their space is very nice though difficult to bring a stroller into. Baby smiles every time he arrives and sees the caregivers, so we feel like he is happy there. About the facility: Has outdoor space, Provides meals, Allows for cloth diapers. What would you change? Would like more daily info and pictures (over the basic of food and diapers). But this is more an issue with daycare in general versus this site.
Review from the 2017/2018 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten SurveyGood daycare with yoga, Spanish and music class. My daughter is really happy there. They send pics and really love the kids. Communication with the main administrator could be better and I have heard there can be turn over at other locations but haven't found it to be an issue. About the facility: Has outdoor space, Has afterschool options, Has early morning hours, Provides meals.
Review from the 2017/2018 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten SurveyThey follow a curriculum (Mother Goose Time) and the teachers are great at engaging the kids. The head teacher has been there around 7 years. My kids eat well balanced meals (which I don’t have to prepare!) and are excited to see the teachers. My daughter was completely ready for pre-K thanks to them! About the facility: Has outdoor space, Provides meals, Yoga, Spanish and music weekly What would you change? More outdoor time in the winter (they are outdoors everyday in the warmer weather).
Review submitted via the PSP Daycare/Preschool 2016 SurveyAge: 2-3 years Review: My son has thrived at tiny steps. At 2.5, he can count to 10 in English and Spanish, sing the ABCs, and even do some yoga poses thanks to the classes there. He has a lot of fun and has become very social. He runs right in the door most mornings. The teachers have a lot of energy. They don't give a ton of feedback on the day-to-day, but they are very open and direct with any issues and discipline plans with the parents to take care of any problems. My son will attend this location from 18-months until pre-k. PSP note, this member previously reviewed this facility in 2015.
Review Submitted via Fall 2015 Daycare/Preschool SurveyPROGRAM: 11th st and 4th Ave TIME: full time AGE: 1-2 years2-3 years REVIEW: My son has thrived in Tiny Steps' toddler program, which he started at about 18 months old. He was at first the youngest kid there, which made me nervous, but he loved playing with the bigger kids (up to 3 years old), and is extremely chatty in no small part to this I think. By 2, he has picked up most of the alphabet, can count to 10, loves doing all the cute craft projects, apparently is very good at yoga (I have no idea, but the teachers have told me this). In addition to yoga, tiny steps does music and Spanish classes once a week, and daily circle time, plus lots of playing in their big back yard. (I've witnessed the toddler Spanish class and that teacher is a saint.) the caregivers are really lovely, especially Ana and Lena. They're young and have a lot of energy and my son loves them. They're also really honest about stuff going on at daycare. They told us when another kid hit our son and how they dealt with it, and also talked to us when my son was going thru a big no-sharing phase. I feel comfortable leaving my son there each day and would recommend to friends. WOULD YOU RECOMMEND? (Hi/Rec/DoNot) Highly recommend WOULD YOU DO IT AGAIN? Absolutely
Review Submitted via Fall 2015 Daycare/Preschool SurveyPROGRAM: 11th street between 4/5th Ave TIME: Full day (8-6), 5 days a week AGE: 1-2 years REVIEW: My daughter is probably one of the youngest in her class of 12ish children (18months-preschool). Tiny Steps follows the "Mother Goose Time" school curriculum (I know nothing of curriculum, but this one seems sufficient). They feed her all her healthy/organic meals and snack, they have a large backyard, the students participate in yoga, spanish and music class weekly. They have 2 consistent teachers who my daughter (and the other children) adore, and 1 rotating teacher (who I believe is at the other locations through the week?). They were great about helping us all during her pacifier transition, and I'm feeling confident in our team approach to potty training when the time comes. I really enjoy this program because it's a balance between play and education. WOULD YOU RECOMMEND? (Hi/Rec/DoNot) Highly recommend WOULD YOU DO IT AGAIN? Absolutely
Review from 2013 Daycare/Preschool PSP SurveyReview date June 2013 (for 2012-2013 year) Program: Length of time: Part Days Child's age: 2-3 years Review: For the most part the instructors are involved, although there were one or two that didn't do as much to instruct/entertain the kids. It is a daycare, but they do work on numbers and letters, there are art projects and music/language instructors. The facility is very clean and well organized (especially compared to some other day cares we toured). They were very open to helping our child with transitioning into the facility and to sleeping on a mat. We did have one incident where another child hurt our child, and we weren't told about it until we inquired. I do believe it was just an oversight, but it was a concern at the time. We receive daily feedback (upon request) regarding eating, sleeping, toileting and day-to-day behavior. Do you recommend? (Hi/Rec/DoNot) Highly recommend
Review from 2013 Daycare/Preschool PSP SurveyReview date June 2013 (for 2012-2013 year) Program: Length of time: 3 1/2-days per week. Child's age: 1-2 years Review: The caregivers are caring, generous and warm. The environment is one where my daughter seemed very happy. There were a few caregivers she specifically connected with. I received a report each day sharing what my daughter ate and diaper changes and was told how she did verbally at the end of the day as well. The only issue is that one beloved caregiver left midway through the year and there seems to be more turnover in teachers lately than I would desire, but it's possible it's just a phase. Do you recommend? (Hi/Rec/DoNot) Recommend
Re: DayCare Suggestions for 13mos oldWe have had a wonderful experience with Tiny Steps. There are several location, but our daughter currently goes to the one on 11th Street between 4th and 5th Avenues. She'll be leaving for school in September. Not sure about availability in January.
review from May 2012My son is at Tiny Steps, on 11th Street, near 4th Avenue and they are great and they accept babies and toddlers part-time. We are very happy there! (May 2012)
(no subject)Just wanted to let you know that Tiny Steps in S.Slope in now open (11th + 4th). My daughter + son started last week + are thriving - it is clean!! brand new, clean toys, great backyard w a garden. There are spots available. We checked out many DC's in the area - besides them being too full, or no space, or too dirty - we are very happy w TS. They also have yoga, music, + art... affordable in comparison to other places as well. (April 2012)
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