TGIF Early Childhood Child Care

Program Description

TGIF is a early childhood child care program that is available throughout the school year. The TGIF child care or day care program is available to all children 2 to 4 years old, students do not have to be current 82nd Street Students to attend. TGIF is a practical, safe, and affordable option for working parents, providing child care for $79 per day that includes breakfast, lunch, and a healthy snack. Early childhood child care days are from 8AM to 6:30PM (half day options available). We are located at 8110 35th Ave. Jackson Heights (Some child care days may take place at Renaissance Charter School).

Our TGIF program goals are:

  1. To provide a safe and clean environment

  2. Affordability in comparison to a full-time babysitter

  3. Access to the Learning Park, healthy food options, and engaging group activities

Trained staff members implement interactive, group lesson plans throughout the day. Students participate in a variety of engaging and creative activities that may include art, outdoor recreation, and group activities. Child care classrooms have a student to teacher ratio of 10:1, in compliance with the Department of Health standards. We accept HRA and ACD vouchers, please obtain voucher before registering for a program with 82nd Street Academics. Read about our Learning Park & Playground here!

TGIF Physical and Immunizations

The student’s medical form and immunization record must be submitted with your student’s registration form and up-to-date according to NYC DOH standards.

For more information, please click the button below to submit your contact information
and an 82nd Street Academics representative will get back to you!

Required Document: Student Medical Form
Food Calendar:

*We reserve the right to close programs on days with less than 5 students registered. Families signed up for these days will receive a full refund or credit.

  • TGIF EC Sample Schedule

  • Per Diem Rate: $79/day for SY 2018-2019

    Walk-in Rate: +$20 Space is not guaranteed

     *Students do not have to be a current student of 82nd Street Academics. Space is limited so it is best to preregister. There is a $20 same day or late registration charge and this can be avoided by preregistration. The full-time enrollment provides greater value on the TGIF Days.

  • General Environment: In the TGIF program, your student will work and play in a clean, safe, and welcoming classroom. Our staff members will treat your student with respect and dignity. Your student will participate in a balanced program that is designed to support academic and social growth!

    Student Responsibility: Students are expected to make a good faith effort every day to cooperate with others, respect others and have a good time. We use positive discipline to help students with:

      • Self-Awareness – become aware of their emotions and control them
      • Social-Awareness – aware of the feelings and rights of others
      • Personal Responsibility – to treat others with respect in behavior and attitude
      • Goal-Directed Behavior – to try projects and group activities
      • Optimistic Thinking – to have self confidence in their abilities
      • We only register students who can function in a 1:10 staff student ratio