Lunch

At Happy Hearts on the Hudson, parents have two lunch options.

Bring your own.

  • Parents can prepare a healthy lunch at home and bring it in an ICE PACKED lunchbox. Healthy favorites include sandwiches, fruits, muffins, veggies, yogurt, soups, stews, or leftovers served in a hot/cold thermos. OR

Buy a prepared lunch.

  • A healthy homemade lunch catered by our friends at La Monica‘s Salumeria, 358 S. Riverside Ave. Croton on Hudson, NY will be provide for an additional charge of $6.50 for breakfast & lunch or $4.25 just for lunch.

Happy Hearts serves a healthy morning and afternoon snack.

 

 

Food Allergies: Happy Hearts is a “PEANUT & LAYTEX FREE” FACILITY.  If your child is allergic to any foods or other items, be sure to list them in the medical report so that we can be aware of them. Also, please Verbally Report this to your child’s teacher.

Art

Creating art is part of exploring and discovering new things. We think that’s very important for children. At Happy Hearts, we encourage children to explore their creativity and use their imagination.


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We Have Happy Infants at Happy Hearts

Infant Care at Happy Hearts

Infants

6 weeks – 18 months

All babies are born with a job to do: to learn about the world and develop into the very best people they can be. We provide a safe and nurturing home away from home where babies can grow and learn by exploring and being introduced to new things. The experiences infants have during the early months of life are crucial to healthy brain development. Lots of personal attention and interaction between our teachers and your infant will promote basic intellectual and social skills.

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Making Friends

Making friends at Happy Hearts

Outdoor Play for Everyone!

Outdoor Play at Happy Hearts Childcare

Children vary in their levels of development. In terms of outdoor play, this means that children will have different strengths when it comes to climbing, running, balancing, coordination and strength.
Happy Hearts will use Vassallo and Dobbs Park for outdoor play.
Our teachers constantly think of ways to make the curriculum in the “outdoor classroom” as enjoyable as the indoors
We will engage the children in games with rules such as soccer, kickball, hopscotch, etc.
Happy Hearts will also take the children on walk in the town and for ice cream at the local ice cream shop!
Outdoor play is limited by the severity of weather conditions as recommended by the Executive Directors. Each child must arrive @ school wearing sun screen. We can reapply if necessary.
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Outdoor Play

Outdoor playtimeChildren vary in their levels of development. In terms of outdoor play, this means that children will have different strengths when it comes to climbing, running, balancing, coordination and strength.
Happy Hearts will use Vassallo and Dobbs Park for outdoor play.
Our teachers constantly think of ways to make the curriculum in the “outdoor classroom” as enjoyable as the indoors
We will engage the children in games with rules such as soccer, kickball, hopscotch, etc.
Happy Hearts will also take the children on walk in the town and for ice cream at the local ice cream shop!
Outdoor play is limited by the severity of weather conditions as recommended by the Executive Directors. Each child must arrive @ school wearing sun screen. We can reapply if necessary.

 


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Music

Once a week, Ms. Nanette from the  Talk-n- Drum Music and Language program comes to Happy Hearts!

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 Brief description of the Talk-n-Drum program:

This is a method to teach speech & language (basic American sign-language incorporated into every curriculum) through instrument playing, singing, chanting and movement to specially composed Talk-n-Drum songs. It is rooted in Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences VAK- visual, auditory and kinesthetic learning so children hear, feel and see the sounds of words and complete phrases of the target language. In addition, the method develops focus, motor, listening and social skills, eye-hand coordination, spatial awareness and critical thinking. Most of all, T-n-D fosters a love of learning by keeping the focus on FUN! 

Our little ones are currently learning Spanish and sign language. This summer will we learn Italian!

To learn more about Talk -n- Drum visit their website:

http://www.talkndrum.com

Breakfast

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At Happy Hearts, we know that you have a busy schedule that starts early.  That’s why we offer the breakfast program from 6:30-8am for no additional fee.  Drop off your special tot with a delicious breakfast and they can enjoy time with friends and their favorite cartoons.  And you can get your day started!

                                                                                                                       

 

Date Night @ Happy Hearts

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Need a night out without the kids? Send them to date night at Happy Hearts! The last Friday of every month, Happy Hearts hosts a date night from 6:30-9:30. Children 2 and up are served Macaroni and Cheese with apple slices, presented with a movie and engaged in fun group activities for $20. Only $10 extra  for a second child!

Children under two will with play and engage in age appropriate activities in one of our infant classrooms for $30.

All children are welcome to wear their PJs :)


 

Feels Like Home

Happy Hearts on the Hudson