Buckle My Shoe Nursery School - New York NY Child Care - Pre School

230 WEST 13 STREET, NEW YORK NY 10011
(212) 807-0518

About the Provider

Description: Buckle My Shoe began in 1981 with a developmental approach to meaningful, high quality early childhood education. Our original small group of seven 2-year-olds has grown to two schools comprising approximately 200 children and a professional community of collaborative educators.

We integrate the Reggio Emilia educational model in our curriculum. The Reggio approach focuses on the “whole child” through creative exploration and play, supporting each child’s cognitive, physical, emotional and social growth.

The programs at Buckle My Shoe empower children to build self-esteem and confidence in their ongoing development. We offer the structure which is fundamental for individual growth in an atmosphere where children never lose their thirst for learning, and in which their curiosity and accomplishments guide the curriculum through art, music, movement (dance, yoga and gym) literacy, math, science, and social studies. The multi-cultural educational environment allows children and their parents to recognize early the qualities they possess which will later enable them to make their mark on society.


Additional Information: Years in Operation: 26

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 60
  • License Number: 4842
  • Age Range: 2 - 5; 2 - 5
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • District Office: New York City Department of Health
  • District Office Phone: 311 or (212) NEW-YOR (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Date Regulation Status
2018-02-26 47.41 (j) MORE INFO
Brief Description: Minor violations (General Violations)
At time of inspection floors/walls ceilings were observed not maintained; in disrepair or covered in a toxic finish.
2018-02-26 47.45 (b) MORE INFO
Brief Description: Minor violations (General Violations)
At time of inspection child care service failed to provide sufficient lighting and or failed to maintain adequate foot candles in areas used by children.
2018-02-26 81.33 MORE INFO
Brief Description: Minor violations (General Violations)
Equipment observed improperly constructed; not cleanable or not maintained at time of inspection.
2017-09-14 47.59 (b) CORRECTED
Brief Description: Violations requiring immediate correction (Public Health Hazards)
Fire extinguishers observed not to be inspected or maintained at time of inspection.
2017-09-14 47.41(k)(1) CORRECTED
Brief Description: Violations requiring correction within two weeks (Critical Violations)
Interior entrances and exits monitored and secure; Panic bars required on exterior entrances and exits by May 1, 2016
2017-09-14 47.35 (b) CORRECTED
Brief Description: Minor violations (General Violations)
At time of inspection required hand wash signs were not provided.

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