Alternatives For Children - Dix Hills NY Day Care Center

600 South Service Road, Dix Hills NY 11746
(631) 271-0777

About the Provider

Description: Licensed by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services and follows the best practices as set forth by the National Association for Education of Young Children. Child Day Care Teachers, all with professional training and experience in early childhood education, utilize the Creative Curriculum, which is designed to foster children’s social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development, as well as enhance learning in literacy, math, science, social studies, the arts, and technology. The curriculum is aligned with the Common Core Learning Standards so that children are ready to learn when they transition into kindergarten. Alternatives for Children, also offers services for children ages newborn to 6 years with special needs including early intervention; preschool special education; physical, occupational, speech-language, and music therapies; and inclusive preschool classes.

Additional Information: Established in 1988, Alternatives For Children is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that provides quality early intervention, day care and therapeutic preschool programs for developmentally delayed and typically developing children ages six weeks to six years across Long Island. Our Early Intervention program was established to meet the individual needs of infants and toddlers with special needs from birth to age three as well as their families . Our trained, experienced professionals can assess a child's current functioning levels and may recommend educational and/or therapeutic services to stimulate growth and development. Programs are family-centered and designed to help parents understand and meet the needs of their child. Services can be provided in the natural environment of the home or any other environment appropriate to meet the family's needs. A variety of parent/child / community based groups are offered.
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Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 707153
  • Capacity: 340
  • Age Range: Total Capacity: 340;Infants: 12;Toddlers: 24;Preschool: 304;School age: 0;
  • Rate Range $180-$1120
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Type of Care: After School, Before School, Before and After School, Daytime, Full-Time, Part-Time
  • Schools Served: Half Hollow Hills School District
  • Current License Issue Date: Sep 02, 2016
  • Current License Expiration Date: Sep 01, 2020
  • District Office: Long Island Regional Office
  • District Office Phone: (631) 240-2560 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Date Regulation Status
2018-01-18 418-1.4(f) Corrected
Brief Description: Adequate means of egress must be provided. Children may be cared for only on such floors as are provided with readily accessible alternate means of egress to other floors, in the case of fire-resistant buildings, and to the outside in the case of non-fire-resistant buildings.
2018-01-18 418-1.7(o) Corrected
Brief Description: Other than for school age children, sleeping and napping arrangements must be made in writing between the parent and the program. Such arrangements shall include: the area of the program where the child will nap; whether the child will nap on a cot, mat, bed or a crib; and how the napping child will be supervised, consistent with the requirements of section 418-1.8 of this Subpart.
2018-01-18 418-1.11(c)(1) Corrected
Brief Description: The licensee must prepare a health care plan on forms furnished by the Office. Such plan must protect and promote the health of children. The health care plan must be on site, followed by all staff and available upon demand by a parent or the Office. In those instances in which the program will administer medications, the health care plan must also be approved by the program's health care consultant unless the only medications to be administered are:
2018-01-18 418-1.12(z) Corrected
Brief Description: All containers or bottles of, breast milk, formula or other individualized food items must be clearly marked with the child's complete name.
2017-07-26 418-1.11(i)(12) Corrected
Brief Description: Garbage receptacles must be covered, and cleaned as needed after emptying.

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