Each of our classes has a lead teacher and an assistant teacher. Our lead teachers are certified. All personnel are selected for their interest and commitment to working with young children and their families. The Riverdale Y is a community enterprise and we value positive and engaging relationships with parents who will continue their relationship with the Riverdale Y after their children leave the program.
Early Childhood Enrichment Programs
Drop-In service in Room 4
We are launching a Drop-In room for moms to visit with children 12-24 months on weekday mornings from 9:30am-11:15am. Moms and caregivers will be able to meet and chat with others while children play with appropriate materials. Parents or caregivers must remain with the child throughout the visit. This is a free service but does require sign-up as the room is limited to no more than 8 children at a time. Please call Devorah Kessler for details at (718) 548-8200, ext. 220.
Giant Family Play Dates
There are several Community Giant Play dates planned during the winter months for families and children to gather in the large MPR on the second floor. The room is outfitted with inflatable toys, basketball hoops scooters and art activities. Refreshments are available and the play date takes place from 10:00am-12:00pm. All children ages 2-5 yrs old and their families are invited to join in.