Hand In Hand Early Childhood Center
Where care and learning go hand in hand
Ages 6 weeks-5 years plus school age programs
After School Programming
Our Approach
Early Childhood Center
Lowville, Glenfield, and Port Leyden
Education
At Hand In Hand, we believe that children learn through play!  A play-centered approach to early education is the most effective way to teach young children skills and concepts.  Each classroom environment is designed for the age and abilities of the children and is arranged with developmentally appropriate equipment and materials that offer hands-on activities and experiences that provide meaningful learning opportunities for young children.  These activities are designed to promote the development of the whole child--socially, emotionally, physically, cognitively and creatively.
Development
We believe that young children are intrinsically motivated to learn and that they learn best through experiences with concrete objects and activities.  Each developmentally appropriate classroom environment enables children to use their natural curiosity to explore, investigate, experiment, and manipulate everything that comes within their reach.   It is the learning “process,” and not the product, that is important.  Children are encouraged to ask questions, make predictions, and develop problem solving skills. Our developmentally appropriate curriculum allows each child to progress at his/her individual rate of learning with vast opportunities for multi-level learning experiences that enable them to make choices, express themselves, and feel successful. 

About us
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Hand in Hand's Lowville Childcare Center is licensed for 86 children age 6 weeks to school age. Our childcare centers are open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., 52 weeks a year, and are closed only on the six major holidays—New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  
Our Centers follow the CACFP food guidelines serving a nutritious breakfast, lunch and a snack each day.     
Our NYS licensed childcare center offers developmentally appropriate learning environments following the Creative Curriculum Program:
·Infant Room is licensed for children 6 weeks to 18 months.
·Toddler Room is geared for children 18 months through 36 months.
·Preschool Class is for 3 and 4 year old children
·Pre-K Class is appropriate for children who will be entering kindergarten the following year.
Each of our rooms are staffed with experienced trained teachers
A half day a.m. or p.m. pre-k program is also offered for those children attending Lowville Academy Central School Pre-K that may require full day care.
For more information, tuition rates or to visit contact:
Jenniffer Bleakley, Executive Director at (315) 376-9414. 
Hand in Hand is located at 5780 Brookside Circle, Lowville NY
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