Early Childhood Services

Pre-K For All, Preschool, Nursery Camp, Day Care & Childcare Programs







Early Childhood Services is designed for children from age 2 through age 5 and their families, and includes Nursery, Not Quite Nursery, Childcare, Pre-K For All, as well as extended day and enrichment options.
The Phyllis & Martin Barell Early Childhood Center at the Samuel Field Y is accredited by the New York State Board of Regents, Education Department of the University of the State of New York and licensed by the New York City Department of Health. The Child Care Program offered at the Little Neck Site is approved for funding by the Agency for Child Development.


Our preschool programs are designed to offer young children an opportunity to play, explore, and engage in multi-faceted activities. Professionally trained teachers facilitate children’s growth through dynamic educational experiences. We provide a caring day care atmosphere in which children develop and thrive intellectually, socially and emotionally and where families feel welcome.


Child Care Center (Offered only in Little Neck)

Planning your work schedule and needing childcare and an early childhood education for your child age 2-5? We provide a safe and caring atmosphere where you can leave your child secure in the knowledge that he or she is in the best possible environment. We provide educational experiences appropriate to the developmental level of each group in a nurturing atmosphere that considers each child’s individual needs.

The program includes breakfast and two snacks. Lunch (brought from home) is refrigerated and served at noon, after which children nap or rest, before afternoon activities.

Nursery School (Offered In Little Neck and Bayside)

Our Nursery school programs are designed to meet the learning, social and emotional needs of children ages 2.9 in September through the pre-kindergarten year. Some things you might see include: Twos - Learning how plants grow, how to make the color purple, importance of sharing, and strengthening of vocabulary. Threes - Understanding concepts like hibernation, the development of a chrysalis from a caterpillar, how tall is a giant penguin, and how do we measure. Fours - Demonstrate ability to compare literature and understand professions, and increase proficiency in computer skills.

Not Quite Nursery (Offered in Little Neck and Bayside)

This program provides 2 year olds with a chance to explore an expanding world while learning independence. This 2-hour program introduces nursery school activities such as art, music, dramatic play, blocks, cooking, Jewish culture and more. Parent or caregiver remains in the class and separates gradually as the child is ready. Children enrolled in Not Quite Nursery do not need to be toilet trained.

Pre-K For All (Offered in Little Neck and Bayside)

Pre-K For All, formerly known as UPK, is for children residing in New York City. The program is processed by an application system administered by the New York City Department of Education and is free of charge. Each class has a certified teacher and an assistant teacher. Classes begin in September and end in June. The program offers a rich, supportive learning environment where children can explore, discover, talk freely, build, create and grow intellectually, emotionally and socially.

Parent-Child Exploration (Offered only in Bayside)

Explore and share educational activities and experiences with your child in our Parent-Child Explorations classes, for children birth-24 months and their parents. Classes are structured for children birth-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months, and 18-24 months. Parents can engage with their children and other parents and children, in creative activities that include music, singing, exercise, story time, weekly themes and socializing. The Bay Terrace Center is a great place for both parents and children to make friends and learn and grow together.


Day care centers teachers are licensed by the New York State Department of Education. There is a teacher and an assistant teacher in each class.

SAMUEL FIELD Y - Little Neck Site
5820 Little Neck Pkwy
Little Neck, NY 11362
(718) 225-6750 - Ext. 246

Patricia Campo, MS, SAS, SDA, Director

Bay Terrace Center of the Samuel Field Y

212-00 23 Avenue
Bayside, NY 11360
(718) 423-6111

Iris Shaw, Early Childhood Director, 718-423-6111 IShaw@sfy.org  

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Samuel Field Y
58-20 Little Neck Pkwy
Little Neck, NY 11362
(718) 225-6750

Bay Terrace Center of the Samuel Field Y
212-00 23rd Ave
Bayside, NY 11360
(718) 423-6111


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