Early Childhood Education Programs

Child Care Programs and Curriculum in Smithtown, NY

The educational child care programs in our School Readiness Pathway were designed to offer a comprehensive path to prepare your child for elementary school. The School Readiness Pathway features developmentally appropriate programs with specialized curriculum for a variety of ages. Find the right path for your child here.

Classrooms

Experience nurturing care in a warm, secure environment. Loving teachers care for your child and guide them toward developmental milestones.

We keep them safe, secure, and happy.

The infant care program features our exclusive, milestone­focused approach, Learn from the Start™.

This curriculum was developed by our educational experts to focus on the key developmental milestones specific to infants and toddlers.

We emphasize your child’s development, rather than specific age, because all children grow and learn at their own pace, and in their own unique way. Learning experiences are designed to address the individual needs and abilities of each child, in each classroom.

6 weeks – 12 months

Infants are constantly growing, learning and changing. So between the cooing and cuddling, our teachers delight in your baby’s every advancement and provide endless opportunities for development and discovery. From rocking and thoughtful interaction, to storytime and naptime, to singing and talking, Tutor Time teachers provide just what your baby needs, all in a safe, clean, healthy environment. And it’s just the beginning of our Tutor Time LifeSmart™ Curriculum

Toddlers use their bodies, senses, and emerging problem­solving skills, with a balance between individual attention and group experiences.

Natural curiosity and creativity drive learning.

Our Toddler classrooms encourage exploration and promote cognitive, physical, social­emotional, and language development. Our exclusive, milestone­focused curriculum, Learn from the Start™, was developed by our educational experts to focus on key developmental milestones specific to infants and toddlers.

We emphasize your child’s development, rather than specific age, because all children grow and learn at their own pace, and in their own unique way. Learning experiences are designed to address the individual needs and abilities of each child, in each classroom.

12 – 24 months

Toddlers are little busybodies. At Tutor Time, that’s okay. We balance individual attention with group activities and ensure that your toddler is using all that energy in productive ways. From trying all the playground equipment to pouring cereal, we give toddlers plenty of opportunities to investigate, explore and play in a safe, secure, yet stimulating environment. Our unique blend of education and care meets emotional needs while promoting good social skills and learning. And in accordance with our Tutor Time LifeSmart™ Curriculum new concepts are introduced when your child is ready, not on a set timeline.

The Twos program offers meaningful, sensory-based activities and learning experiences.

Your child’s developing independence is nurtured.

This classroom has a daily routine that includes both individual and small-group experiences. Our exclusive, milestone-focused curriculum, Learn from the Start(TM), is driven by key developmental milestones specific to children preparing to enter preschool.

We emphasize your child’s development, rather than specific age, because all children grow and learn at their own pace, and in their own unique way. Learning experiences are designed to address the individual needs and abilities of each child, in each classroom.

24 – 30/36 months

There’s nothing terrible about twaddlers – they’re just beginning to test their independence, influence and control. At this age, children are making huge strides, and our specially designed program provides lots of guidance along with the independence they crave. And the exclusive Tutor Time LifeSmart™ Curriculum is designed to nurture all the different ways that children can be smart – from building an architectural masterpiece to creating an interpretive dance.

The Early Preschool program offers meaningful, sensory-based activities and learning experiences.

Your child’s developing independence is nurtured.

This classroom has a daily routine that includes both individual and small-group experiences. Our exclusive, milestone-focused curriculum, Learn from the Start(TM), is driven by key developmental milestones specific to children preparing to enter preschool.

We emphasize your child’s development, rather than specific age, because all children grow and learn at their own pace, and in their own unique way. Learning experiences are designed to address the individual needs and abilities of each child, in each classroom.

30 – 36 months

As a Prepper, your child is transitioning from a toddler to a preschool student. Chatting with friends increases verbal and social skills. Solving shape puzzles strengthens problem-solving skills, while drawing and painting nurture creativity. Prepper teachers work to foster self-esteem during one-on-one journal time and in group activities. As preparation for moving into our exclusive Tutor Time LifeSmart™ Curriculum, we introduce one concept at a time, so your child feels proud, not frustrated.
Because this curriculum recognizes that there are many different ways to be smart, your child will learn to love learning. And that means your Prepper will really be prepared.

Preschool education is an essential step on the path to kindergarten, with hands\0xADon activities and planned cognitive learning experiences.

We embrace children’s individual smarts.

Our exclusive Learning Care System™ digital curriculum offers lesson plans that are generated based on each child’s developmental needs and milestones, resulting in a customized, personalized curriculum.

Inspired by Howard Gardner’s multiple intelligences theory, we focus on the full development of each individual child and recognize how they learn different subjects in different ways, utilizing their intelligences, or “smarts.” We have eight Tutor Time “Smarts” including words, numbers, music, nature, and feelings.

3 – 4 years

Now is the time to truly start discovering the world. What better place to start than at Tutor Time? Our exclusive Tutor Time® LifeSmart™ curriculum was designed to encourage exploration and embrace all the different ways that children excel. Aligned with standards set forth by national accrediting associations, this curriculum helps children expand on their own unique gifts or “smarts.” And it works: a recent kindergarten readiness study showed that in just six months, children in our program made educational gains usually expected after a full year.

Find out more about our Tutor Time LifeSmart™ Curriculum Or, see how our program provides children with the developmental and educational skills needed for a successful transition into kindergarten and beyond.

The Pre-K program builds on Preschool learning. We focus on problem solving, responsive listening, language usage, and social skills.

Significant developmental gains happen here.

Pre-K learning experiences continue to be driven by the needs of the children, through the Learning Care System™ digital curriculum. Also, Focus on Literacy features in-school and at-home activities designed to improve your child’s literacy and cognition in areas such as vocabulary development and alphabet knowledge.

Plus, our K-Prep enhancement introduces your child to kindergarten concepts and experiences, with small-group instruction and extended seatwork.

K-Prep is for children starting kindergarten immediately after Pre-K in the fall.

4 – 5 years

Every kid is a SMART kid – that’s the philosophy behind everything we do at Tutor Time. At this age, the Tutor Time® LifeSmart™ curriculum builds on your child’s cognitive, social and emotional needs in preparation for the kindergarten classroom. Aligned with standards set forth by national accrediting associations, this curriculum cultivates all the ways children are smart. Want proof? A recent kindergarten preparedness study showed that children in our program made substantial gains in development and had the necessary skills to enter and excel in kindergarten.
Lessons are designed to ensure that children grasp concepts in ways that are most meaningful to them. Classrooms include learning centers designed around these “smarts” to encourage independent discovery. So in addition to the 3 Rs, your child will learn to love learning.
Read more about our Tutor Time LifeSmart™ Curriculum, or read concrete data about how our program provides children with the developmental and educational skills needed for a successful transition into kindergarten and beyond.


Get a Preview of Our Best Ever Summer Camp!
Spring break is going to be awesome this year—only at Tutor Time.

Exciting things are happening here. We’re going to preview all the excitement and fun of our Best Summer Ever Camp across the week of spring break. Each day will feature one amazing summer camp theme, such as:

  • Spy Camp: Find clues and help us solve mysterious cases. We need the curiosity of good detectives and some clever investigative work.
  • Song and Motion Camp: Dance. Sing. Move. Campers who always have music on their minds will love this dancing/musical-themed camp.
  • Nature and Environment Camp: Explore our natural world, from plants and trees to oceans and the sky. Find out what our planet gives us and how we care for it.

Other camp themes may include learning about animals, science, performing arts, and culinary arts. Plus, healthy snacks, educational experiences, and even field trips!

Contact us for information about their specific spring break schedule.

Summer Camp

Experience fun, learning, and new friendships—all summer long. Don’t let your child miss out on all the excitement.

Your child will bring home a lifetime of memories when they get in on this great camp experience. We offer special field trips so children can interact with the world around them, plus weekly themes and events focused on topics your child is sure to love:

  • Spy Camp
  • On the Stage Performing Arts Camp
  • Experiments in Science Camp
  • Get Your Game On Sports Camp
  • Wilderness Explorer Camp
  • Culinary Arts Camp

Summer camp is perfect for younger children too. Throughout June, July, and August, children will continue to learn and grow with fun themed activities and special guests.

Best Summer Ever Camp: Don’t Let Your Child Miss Out

Your child’s one-of-a-kind summer starts here.

With fun and learning all summer long, your child will declare this the “Best. Summer. Ever.” All campers will get a bag full of goodies including their own T-shirt, water bottle, personal souvenir book, and stickers.

Ask your school for a summer calendar and register today to make sure you don’t miss out on all that we offer…

Weekly Themes (Ages 5 and Up)

Are your kids ready for an amazing summer adventure? We’re here to provide all the fun that summer has to offer, with additional learning experiences to help them grow.

School-agers participate in a variety of activities each week, with plenty of interesting things to discover about the week’s theme. Some of our awesome weekly themes include:

  • Spy Camp
  • On the Stage Performing Arts Camp
  • Experiments in Science Camp
  • Get Your Game On Sports Camp
  • Wilderness Explorer Camp
  • Culinary Arts Camp

Field Trips

We extend your school-age child’s learning and play beyond the classroom with amazing field trips to exciting local venues. Your child could:

  • Go to the zoo
  • Spend a day at the park
  • Visit an aquarium
  • Start a community garden

Learning Experiences

Each day, teachers will provide learning experiences in math, science and literacy through special educational activities to keep your child’s mind sharp – all summer long!

Early Childhood Summer Programs (6 wks – 5 yrs)

Summer camp is perfect for younger children too! Throughout June, July, and August, children will continue to learn and grow with fun themed activities and special guests.

Tutor Time. Where one-of-a-kinds get started.

Special Programs

We transport to the following area schools:

Branchbook
Mills Pond
Tackan

Special Programs

We transport to the following area schools:

Branchbook
Mills Pond
Tackan

Stay Connected with our Mobile App

Your family will stay connected throughout the day with our brightwheel mobile app.

Safety and Security

We’re here to provide peace of mind to every family with our comprehensive safety measures.

Visit  Us

Find your neighborhood Tutor Time school and schedule a tour online to visit with us and see all the exciting and amazing things happening at our schools.

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