Young Wonders

446 North State RoadBriarcliff Manor, NY 10510
Phone: 914-944-9434Email: youngwonders@verizon.netWebsite: Visit Website Google Map

Choosing the best daycare for your child can be an anxiety filled process. At YOUNG WONDERS, we hope to make your decision an easy one. We have carefully designed a center that caters to all of your child's needs. Foremost is his or her safety. With a dedicated staff and inspiring environment, we can then focus on nurturing children’s learning and imagination.


What children experience in their first few years will influence the rest of their lives. But an infant's needs are very different from a toddler's, and a preschooler presents a whole new set of challenges. By offering developmentally appropriate programs to interest, involve, excite and guide your children as they go from stage to stage, we help give them the blocks to build a healthy foundation for life.


We recognize that every child is unique. And we are dedicated to providing an environment that encourages growth according to each child's personality, temperament, learning style, and family background. Our staff includes trained caregivers and teachers who share our philosophy. And we've done something different to make sure nothing interferes with their ability to give your child the attention he or she needs. We have a separate office staff that handles the day to day administrative issues which can overwhelm a caregiver and shift their focus away from the children. Your child will receive the total attention of the experienced professionals that make up our YOUNG WONDERS family. Every aspect of the YOUNG WONDERS center was designed with the safety and security of your child in mind. For example, our layout is open so the staff and the children are always visible. Each classroom has its own bathroom facility so that there is minimal disruption for the caregiver and the child. There is a sky lit, indoor central play area for bad weather days, and an outside playground located in the front so the children and their caregivers never have to go outside of the protected and always visible boundaries of the center itself.



The infant and toddler programs utilize the Creative Curriculum guidelines in planning for sensory and early educational experiences. While
incorporating many of the features of the Creative Curriculum, the teachers are also encouraged to develop their own thematic activities
under the supervision of the Educational Director. All infant and toddler classrooms engage in sensory activities that may include noodles, rice, cornmeal, paint, play dough, water, and clay. An appropriate circle time is held each day in each of these classrooms where children sing songs, listen to stories and engage in finger plays. Toddlers are encouraged to build with blocks to strengthen their gross motor skills and to utilize fat pencils, paint brushes and crayons to develop their fine motor abilities. Music and rhythms are an essential part of the program for developing mathematical awareness and sensory integration, important goals at this early age. Eye hand coordination is
 enhanced through painting, drawing, and playing ball. All these activities, physical, aesthetic, and literacy based are important
precursors for a successful school experience in the early grades.


The preschool programs encompass a project approach to learning, which is more in depth than a thematic approach. The children in these rooms may be involved in long term projects where they investigate and immerse themselves in a series of interrelated activities designed by their teachers to provoke their curiosity and sense of discovery. Children in this room engage in complex block buildings, sculpture activities, and large scale papier mache creations that are community based. They acquire cooperative learning dispositions through their many group experiences of building replicas of their environment and investigating phenomena in the natural world. An essential feature of the preschool classrooms is the documentation of their work through experience charts, photographs and individual narratives.

Literacy activities continue to become more developed in the preschool classrooms with children encouraged to dictate their stories into a hardbound book forming a collection of individual stories. Children are able to listen to stories several times a day. Circle time activities include cumulative weather charts as well as calendar and job responsibilities. Every effort is made to build upon children’s prior learning experiences to extend their educational activities as opposed to maintaining a static routine of less challenging tasks.

Young Wonders is now
enrolling children for July, 2018. For more information, please contact
Young Wonders at 914-944-9434 or email