ABOUT US

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WHO WE ARE

Books & Rattles, Inc. believes in the magic of childhood. We are community-based preschools that provide high quality care for children in an environment of guidance, love and support. We provide numerous educational programs at our three Queens sites located in Middle Village, Elmhurst, and Holliswood. Our curriculum is play-based with innovative state-of-the-art classrooms.  Our programs promote emotional, physical and moral growth for our children based on each child’s unique developmental level. Every child deserves to learn and have fun doing so.

OUR EDUCATION PHILOSOPHY

We adhere to traditional philosophies of childhood development stages. We provide enriched classroom experiences, knowing how much the mind grows during the early childhood years. Our preschools provide children with a physically and emotionally safe environment, where children are free to grow and explore. We aim is to create and maintain a learning environment where every child receives the attention and dedication necessary to do so.

 

We seek to provide classroom experiences where children can play, explore, use imagination and interact with peers and adults to understand their emerging world. Books & Rattles, Inc. also takes advantage of the rich cultural heritage and enriched experiences through field trips like museums, theater and farms.

 

We believe that families are an integral part of a successful child care program. We are committed to partnering with families to develop each child.

DIVERSITY

Located in the multi-cultural neighborhoods of Elmhurst, Middle Village, Holliswood and Queens Village in the County of Queens, Books & Rattles, Inc. uses the wealth of culture and diversity to develop a sense of value and leadership in our children.

SITES

We have three convenient locations in Queens, NY.  

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Books and Rattles Preschool

  • 63‐08 69th Place | Middle Village, NY 11379
  • 718-381-7777

Open Monday through Friday, 7am to 7pm

Offering full-time and part-time  

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Peek‐A‐Boo! Learning Center

Open Monday through Friday, 7am to 7pm

Offering full-time and part-time  

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 The Learning Tree

  • 86‐28 Francis Lewis Blvd | Holliswood, NY 11427
  • 718-740-2300

Open Monday through Friday, 7am to 7pm

Offering full-time and part-time  

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PROGRAMS

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Infant Program

6 weeks – 11 months

Books & Rattles, Inc. provides a developmentally appropriate, safe and nurturing environment for infants. All toys are carefully selected to help with the cognitive, sensory, social, physical and emotional development of your child. The atmosphere is warm and homelike to make your child feel safe and comfortable. We implement the Baby Bright curriculum. We offer full time and part time between 7am and 7pm.

We accept ACD, HRA and Begin Vouchers

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Peek-A-Boo! Learning Center

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Toddler Program

12-24 months

Books & Rattles, Inc. provides an appropriate environment for toddlers. Our toddler classrooms have several small, clearly defined interest areas where students can engage in activities like playing with water or sand, finger painting, building with large blocks, or singing and dancing to music. We use the High Reach curriculum, which is hands on and fun-based. We offer full time and part time between 7 am and 7pm. Our toddler program includes:

    • Highly trained and experienced early childhood directors, and NYS licensed teachers and trained teacher’s aides.
    • Enriched curriculum and multicultural learning to meet the needs of each age group.
    • Nutritious meals and snacks provided.
    • Field trips, sports activities and outdoor playground.

We accept ACD, HRA and Begin Vouchers

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Peek-A-Boo! Learning Center

Books and Rattles Preschool

The Learning Tree

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Preschool Program

3-4 years

Books & Rattles, Inc. provides many opportunities for children to develop their own interests and to learn to play cooperatively with others. Children flourish in a well organized environment that is arranged to promote independence. We use the High Reach curriculum, which is filled with various activities to enhance the cognitive and sensory development of your child. We offer full time and part time between 7 am and 7pm. Our preschool program includes:

    • Highly trained and experienced early childhood directors and NYS licensed teachers and trained teacher’s aides.
    • Enriched curriculum and multicultural learning to meet the needs of each age group.
    • Nutritious meals and snacks provided.
    • Field trips, sports activities and outdoor playground.

We accept ACD, HRA and Begin Vouchers

Availability:

Peek-A-Boo! Learning Center

Books and Rattles Preschool

The Learning Tree

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Integrated Program

Books & Rattles, Inc. offers a specialized opportunity for children with a range of special needs to learn and grow with typically developing children in an enriched social, cognitive and language environment. Our integrated program is founded in the belief that we live in an inclusive world where differences are respected and embraced. With this in mind, our commitment is to provide all of our families and children with varied opportunities to live and learn in a proactive environment preparing our families and children for higher education opportunities in inclusive settings whenever possible. Our integrated program includes:

    • Full and half day programs available 8:00-1:30 and 2:00-4:30 with extended preschool services available.
    • Highly experienced administrative team available to administrators, families and children. Together our team has over 50 years in the field of early childhood and general education with specializations in psychology, speech and language development and behavioral interventions.
    • Licensed teachers and assistant teachers in early childhood general and special education.
    • Trained para professionals for those students who require such services.
    • Specialized curriculum to provide enriched teaching content with modifications in delivery for all learning and language needs.
    • Multicultural learning activities with greater community institutions such as theater, music and museums trips.
    • Approved to provide instruction in Spanish, Hindi, Urdu, Mandarin and Cantonese. Our staff is ESL trained to embrace the most current second language methodologies.
    • Speech, occupational, physical and play therapy with sensory gyms at all sites.
    • We implement Classroom Consultation and Behavioral Interventionist Model.
    • Parent involvement and monthly parent support and information groups available.

For intake, please call 718 381-7777.

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Peek-A-Boo! Learning Center

Books and Rattles Preschool

The Learning Tree

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After-school Program

This program is designed to assist students from K-6 with homework. Children are picked up from school, provided a snack and given assistance with homework. Once homework is complete, students also participate in arts and crafts, indoor games and outdoor fun.

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parent reviews

  • This school is amazing. Teachers, therapists and the whole staff are very nice and professionals. My son is receiving both speech and OT, has been in this school for less than a year but I've seen a huge improvement in his speech in 2 months from not saying a single word. In 4 months he could already communicate in sentence. My son had difficult times in the beginning of school but teachers were very caring and loving to my son that made his transition to school easier. He loves going to school every morning, he's learning and at the same time having fun.

    Vanessa C parent
  • I am so glad I choose this school for my son, The school staff is Outstanding and especially The teachers they are amazing and kind, very respectful and hardworking towards seeing the children's education improve, I've seen tremendous improvement with my son and he just loves being there!!

    Janet M parent
  • I am extremely glad that I found this school. The teachers and teachers assistants are great. My children feel welcome and loved. Everyone in this school is very polite and professional. The minute you walk in through the door you can feel the positive environment. The admin. is always willing to listen and help as much as possible. I've never felt as satisfied and confident leaving my children in any other daycare as I feel now. It's an advantage that they take children as young as 6 wks. because I can leave both of my children in the same site, which gives me less hassle in the morning traffic. I with no doubt recommend this school to all parents.

    Sara L parent
  • Just recently enrolled my child in this school. So far so good. Her teacher is very friendly her teachers assistant is also very pleasant the place is clean and the arts and crafts look fun, they provide breakfast for the kids as well as snack and lunch which I think is pretty nice, gives it a public school (board of education) feel and prepares them for what it to come when they begin kindergarten. I look forward to see how much she learns and grows while attending this school.

    Becky P parent
  • My 11 month old daughter is currently enrolled at Books & Rattles. I brought her there after an extensive search for the right daycare. I delivered 3 Months early so when I had to go back to work after 3 months she was still tiny....the size of a newborn. But my heart was at ease, the nursery was set apart from the older kids which I appreciated. The nursery is clean, the staff is very friendly. I appreciate that they wear gloves to change the babies. They feed them on a consistent schedule and they have all the developmental toys for your child. I receive daily written reports of what she ate, her naps, and her excretions. My daughters’ current teacher, Ms. Maria has worked with her and she has excelled in her development despite being premature. Every day she comes home with something new. She has learned to give hi-fives, wave bye, say mama and dada and now at her developmental age of 9 Months she is almost walking on her own. I am truly grateful for this school and hope to keep my daughter there until she enters public school.

    anonymous parent
  • Our son is in the co-integrated pre-school program and we couldn't ask for a better teacher or better therapists. Our son is extremely happy to go to school every day, and he has made tremendous progress at this school. I highly recommend this small school for pre-school.

    anonymous parent