Brooklyn-based childcare center celebrated the grand opening of its fourth location in Dyker Heights on Jan. 29. The new location is the first to offer a program for children between the ages of 12 and 24 months.
“We heard that lots of people in the Dyker Heights area didn’t have access to childcare that they can trust for children of that age,” said Amanda Pavia, educational director at World of Wonders Daycare.
Pavia, who opened her newest daycare a door down from an existing 13th Street childcare center located between 67th and 68th Streets, said that the goal of the 12-month-old program is to expose children to speech and language, provide them with opportunities for social interaction and encourage learning through sensory experiences, including crafts, music, and dance.
“We believe that children between 12 and 24 months old learn through a balance of free play and exploration,” said Jeannine McKenna, owner of World of Wonders.
The Dyker Heights facility is also equipped with a library, and Caretakers are happy to feed the youngsters, although parents will need to provide their own baby food.
In addition to the 1-year-olds, World of Wonders also offers 2-year-old, 3-year-old, and full-time preschool programs. They are open from 7 am to 6 pm on weekdays.