Imagine Port Washington may seem small from the outside, but there is nothing small about the learning, love and community building happening on the inside!
With a nurturing, qualified and experienced staff on board serving children ages 2 months to 5 years, we strive to create a family-like atmosphere where children gain self confidence and life skills for their future education. Parents are active members of our school community, helping us to plan center events and activities and connecting us to family and community resources. When you visit us, it is easy to see that good things really do come in small packages!
7 Willowdale Avenue, Port Washington, NY 11050
Hours of Operation:
We are open 52 weeks a year, Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. to
6:30 p.m. for Full-time and Part-time care.
We are a small, cozy center with three classrooms, a wonderful on-site playground with age-appropriate climbing equipment and safety surfacing, and children’s gardening areas. Our center is conveniently located within walking distance of the Long Island Railroad.
We are licensed by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services, accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and endorsed by Eco-Healthy Childcare.
We frequently take advantage of local resources by visiting the North Shore Animal League and playing at Unlimited Sports Action. All children participate in 'Fitness Fun' and Music Education programs. We are located within walking distance of the fire and police departments, where the children enjoy visiting and learning from hands-on safety demonstrations. Our school participates in local charity fundraising, such as a food drive and collecting toys for a nearby children’s hospital during the holidays.
"We are so thankful to have our children come through Imagine. It is a wonderful environment and I can clearly see a difference between a child that comes through Imagine and children that are used to a different environment. Imagine children are so well behaved, treat each other great, are happy, and take on a huge variety of subject matter every week."
"We feel so fortunate to be part of the Imagine Port Washington family. Our son has been in all three classrooms and has constantly been surrounded by loving people who genuinely care about him and our family. The good values we want to instill in him are reinforced daily at Imagine through their emphasis on kindness, friendship, and community-mindedness, and we are impressed daily with all that he's learning."
"My daughter could not have had a better start in life than Imagine. From the moment I cried handing her over to her first teacher who hugged me and told me it would be alright I knew we were in good hands. Imagine is truly-family centered. The amazing Director and staff really extend themselves to families and love the children like their own. In addition to all the lovely relationships with friends and teachers, the children are all growing and learning to be confident students, independent thinkers, conscientious citizens and compassionate friends. It's been five fantastic years. Can't thank them enough!"
For further information inquiries should be directed to: PortKidsinfo@imagineelc.com
If you are interested in becoming part of the Imagine team and working at the center click here.