At Tender Garden Early Childhood Learning Center our goal is to build self-esteem and set the foundation for children to grow into mature, confident adults.

​Where Little Seeds Blossom

Tender Garden Early Childhood Learning Center is

  • licensed through the New York State Office of Children and Family Services and 
  • Registered with the University of the State of New York Education Department 
Certified Instructors
  • All Tender Garden teachers are New York State certified.


  • Staff members have certification in CPR, First-Aid, Epi-Pen and AED administration.


  • All employees must have prior professional experience working with children in a school setting. 


  • Our teachers and assistants participate in ongoing training to ensure our students have access to the latest educational resources and learning opportunities.


  • Employees who work on school grounds undergo background checks though the Office of Children and Family Services


During the preschool years, children learn through play and creative activities that inspire curiosity and imagination.  A play-based learning approach at Tender Garden Early Childhood Learning Center ensures happy, fun-filled days as your child develops the academic and social skills he or she will need to succeed in the years ahead.


Tender Garden's early childhood programs aim to educate the whole child-intellectually, physically and emotionally. We prepare children from ages 2 1/2 to 4 years to achieve age appropriate, developmental milestones.


​Curriculums focus on developing social-emotional, cognitive, communication and motor skills, with an emphasis on early literacy-reading, writing, listening and speaking- and basic mathematics competencies.


​Teachers play an interactive role in guiding educational activities and inspiring children to embrace learning as a fun and exciting part of their earliest years.


 Staff of Experienced Professionals

Nurturing Learning and Growth

Tender Garden Early Childhood Learning Center