Livingston Street is a New York State licensed daycare program for children aged 3 – 5 years old. We are open Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM and located in downtown Kingston, NY
OUR MISSION & GOALS
At Livingston Street Early Childhood Community, emotional well-being and social competence are nourished in young children through the creation of meaningful relationships with a diverse group of people, the development of early literacy and communication skills, and school wide participation in the process of community service. We have five goals in support of our mission:
- To provide a safe and fun place for children to explore and develop their own sense of identity.
- To create relationships of compassion, trust, and respect, and to provide a network of social support, community engagement, and cooperative spirit for children, families and staff.
- To provide an integrated education, recognizing that social/emotional, cognitive and physical development are inextricably linked.
- To create an early childhood community that embraces the diversity of the broader community.
- To promote the ideals of community involvement.
DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE CARE
Livingston Street is dedicated to supporting young children and their families by providing socially responsible & responsive care. We focus on relationship-building, communication skills, and child-centered play, with the understanding that our earliest years of life are for establishing a healthy and strong developmental foundation.
Here, you will see children playing, moving, getting messy, taking risks, emoting genuinely, navigating each other, and nurturing strong relationships with peers.
ALL OUTDOORS, ALL YEAR ROUND
Alongside our social and emotional focus, our program is dedicated to providing immersive experiences in nature. The care we provide is almost exclusively outdoors – we operate out of several outdoor classrooms throughout the year, in all weather and seasons, only going inside for nap and extreme weather emergencies. On average, children & staff spend 6 hours a day outside.