Once upon a time in 1973 a woman named Jill Rooney started a play group for nine children in her Sea Cliff, N.Y. home. WOW!!! Within 2 months there were 25 children in the renovated basement...Time to look for a larger space. 42Years later the founder and now Executive Director of Harbor Child Care, Jill Rooney, oversees 7 separate child care centers for 1000 children, employing 280 full time teachers and staff in Nassau County, New York.
Unlike the nursery rhyme lady in the story Ms. Rooney knew what to do.
Visit one of our six centers to see for yourself.
Harbor Child Care is a 501C 3 not for profit which for 42years has provided early care and learning to children 12 weeks old to 12 years old. There is a before and after school program, holiday care, and a wonderful summer program.
Harbor has six centers in Nassau County, New York and serves approximately 1000 children. The education curriculum is based on the High Scope Cognitive Development Program which is a 40 year research based curriculum generally regard as a leading early childhood educational approach.
Harbor opens from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. five days a week, provides breakfast, snacks, a hot lunch, and is seed and peanut free. Harbor is closed six days a year.
Call a center near you or convenient to your work to arrange a site visit.
Harbor is looking for donations to purchase 8 computers for its ABC mouse program. The units are $1,000 a piece for a 23" Dell with touch screen and built in hard drive.