ARC of Rockland | 25 Hemlock Drive | Congers, NY | 10920 | 845-267-2500

Day Care Prime Time for Kids

Socialization and education go hand-in-hand at Prime Time for Kids Early Learning Center located at 70 Phillips Hill Road in New City, NY. Day Care gives children a chance to learn and play in a warm and loving environment.

Hours and extended hours make Prime Time a prime choice for busy parents. Day Care is open year 'round from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for children ages 2.9 years to 5 years. Extended hours are available for an additional monthly cost.

Creativity and inspiration
are encouraged in early childhood. The changing seasons, the holidays, the environment—these are the topics that fuel the imagination. Songs, stories and arts and crafts projects are incorporated into daily activities. The reading corner, dress up corner and a computer corner give little minds opportunities for creativity and innovation.

Beginning academics are woven into the Day Care curriculum. Children work on letters, numbers and pre reading and writing skills.

Physical activity is important for all children. Motor skills are enhanced through time spent in the indoor bike room and on the grounds of the beautiful outdoor playground featuring adaptive play equipment.

Cooperation begins in the early years. Taking turns, listening to directions, learning the words to songs, paying attention during story time, sharing toys and games, the importance of good manners are life’s lessons woven into everyday activities.

A caring environment makes a difference. There is no doubt that children flourish in a warm and loving setting. Self confidence grows when children are valued for their individual attributes and for their ability to see the best in others.

Day Care is part of the bigger Prime Time picture.
Children participate in all Prime Time school-wide programs, including holiday shows and celebrations, the annual PTO Book Fair and visits by local clowns, magicians and other special guests.

Flexible schedules mean children may spend part of the day in Day Care and part of the day in Prime Time’s Preschool or School-Age divisions. Some children enrolled in Prime Time Day Care may be eligible for Prime Time Preschool through the New York State Universal Pre Kindergarten (UPK) program. UPK provides 2 ½ hours of free early childhood education five days a week for 180 days for qualified four-year-olds. Random selection for UPK eligibility is administered by the child’s school district.

Because Day Care, Preschool and School-Age programs are located at the Prime Time campus in New City, NY, children are at ease with the transition from one program to another.

A hot lunch is provided for each child on a daily basis. Children bring snacks from home.

Speech, occupational and physical therapies for eligible children are available during Day Care hours.

Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)
The PTO consists of parent volunteers who meet as needed to raise funds and organize special events for Prime Time. Guest speakers and lively discussions focus on topics of interest to parents and guardians of children of all abilities. PTO-sponsored events generate funds for special items such as training wheels for bicycles. Proceeds are also used for activities and trips to destinations, including the Big Apple Circus, Matterhorn Nursery (a local farm), and Wee Play (an activity center for young children) in Nanuet, New York.