Big Chief Nursery School - East Meadow NY Day Care Center

2427 N Jerusalem Rd, East Meadow NY 11554
(516) 781-3900

About the Provider

Description: hese are the people who care for your children. They are supervisors, teachers, college students, crafts and sports specialists. They are intelligent, enthusiastic, warm and caring, and have a sincere love for children. Our nursery school staff, who stay on for the summer, are trained in Early Childhood Education, and are the counselors and supervisors for our lower camp and midi-day programs. Big Chief is large enough to offer its campers a variety of activities, yet small enough to offer each child the individual attention that you, as parents, are looking for. At Big Chief, we never economize on the well being and happiness of our campers; YOUR CHILD IS OUR MAIN CONCERN! We are a family-owned and operated camp and take a special interest in each and every child that comes into our care. Big Chief has been serving the surrounding area since 1954. Our excellent staff, fine program, modern facilities and dedication to children have earned us our fine reputation. Our camp is located at 2427 North Jerusalem Road, in East Meadow, New York, which is just west of Newbridge Road and one quarter mile north of the Southern State Parkway. Campers are accepted between the ages of 3 and 12 years of age. They are divided into groups according to their age and sex. Teachers and college students are hired to carry out our camp program. The food served at Big Chief is of unsurpassed quality, nutritiously planned, and tastily prepared. We serve lunch to all midi-day and full-day children, Canteen (ice cream or ice pops) is served to all the campers in the afternoon. Campers are picked up in a Department of Transportation inspected, air conditioned, bus which stops directly in front of their door. You will be notified just before camp starts as to the time of pick up and delivery. Prior to attending our day camp program, all children must be examined by their physician and have a medical form on file in our office. For health reasons, no child will be permitted to attend camp unless this form has been received. A registered nurse is on duty at all times during camp, and a well-supplied infirmary is at her disposal in case of an emergency. We also offer additional services such as a towel service and a study period with a certified teacher for those campers who are in need of extra help with various school subjects.

Additional Information: This facility is authorized to administer medications;Initial License Date: 6/11/1989;

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 177
  • License Number: 39797
  • Age Range: Total Capacity: 177;Infants: 16;Toddlers: 35;Preschool: 126;School age: 0;
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Schools Served: East Meadow School District
  • 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
2017-03-09 418-1.11(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:
2016-12-06 418-1.15(c)(11) Corrected
Brief Description: personnel information including a list of all staff with job assignments and schedules; Statewide Central Register clearance results; Justice Center for the Protection of Persons with Special Needs background check forms; criminal history review information; staff resumes; medical statement, acceptable references and other information required by section 418-1.13 of this Subpart;

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