Early Childhood Education Center

"Setting the Foundation of a Lifetime"

Licensed by New York State Office of Children and Family Services

12-Month School Year ~ Open Monday through Friday ~ 7:00 am to 6:30 pm ~ Children 3 months to 5 years old
 Nurturing & Educational Early Childhood Infant, Toddler, Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten Programs
Before and After School Programs for School-Age children up to 12 years old with Bus Service
Holiday Vacation Program when Public Schools Are Closed


Children's Nest Early Childhood Education Center originated with the idea of an educational commitment to a social-emotional, age appropriate development for early education learners.  The concept of combining the creative curriculum, highly conducive learning environments, and programs enriched with real-life activities allows our young learners to interact with their surroundings and others in a positive manner.  As a parent or guardian, you will be pleased to know your child is communicating with others, building brain power, making new friends, growing a healthy body, and nurturing their individual creativity on a daily basis.  Therefore, why not reward your child and family with the Children's Nest's difference? 

Children's Nest is a New York State licensed, Department of Social Services participant.  Our center partakes in the Child and Adult Care Food Program in order to provide your youngster with nutrient enriched meals and snacks daily.  Our child care center fosters children's readiness for the future and we are willing partners for working families.

Awarded The Prestigious Safety 1st Designation for 2012 by Markel Insurance


Merrick Locations • 2350 Merrick Avenue • Merrick, NY 11566
                                             2000 Carmen Court
• Merrick, NY 11566
         Wantagh Location • 737 Wantagh Avenue • Wantagh, NY 11793
               Phone: 516.867.7404            Fax: 516.867.7438