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Details and information displayed here were provided by this business and may not reflect its current status. We strongly encourage you to perform your own research when selecting a care provider.

In business since: 2019
Total Employees: 2-10
Awards & Accreditations
AMI Montessori Certified Member School.

AMI Montessori Certified & Trained.

Master of Arts : Elementary Inclusive Education, Curriculum Design & Literacy
Summa Cum Laude : Valedictorian

Progressive Educator who has studied, taught and went on to run multiple bespoke independent academic institutions for elementary education located in Reggio Emilia, Italy: Manhattan, New York : Bergamo, Italy : Los Angeles , California.

Inclusive Curriculum and Content Design Consultant & Literacy Specialist for the Teachers College Reading and Writing Workshop at Columbia University.

Curriculum and Content Freelance Consultant for Sesame Workshop

All members of staff are cpr & aed certified, epi pen trained and strictly vetted / background checked.

LICENSING INFORMATION

This business has reported that they are exempt from state licensing.
There are many reasons why a business may be exempt from state licensing. For example, the center my have a religious exemption, the number of children it cares for may be below the licensing minimum, or it may not be subject to your state's licensing authority. Exempt businesses may not be required to meet health and safety standards.
Care.com only verifies licenses, not exemptions, and we strongly encourage you to contact the business or New York City's licensing department to verify the exemption and understand what it means.

Hours

Monday :
7:30AM - 8:00PM
Tuesday :
7:30AM - 8:00PM
Wednesday :
7:30AM - 8:00PM
Thursday :
7:30AM - 8:00PM
Friday :
7:30AM - 8:00PM
Saturday :
11:00AM - 5:00PM
Sunday :
Closed

Program Details

Type
Child Care Center/Day Care Center
Preschool (or Nursery School or Pre-K)
Kindergarten
Additional Details
Emergency backup care
Summer care / camp
Special needs care
Philosophy
Developmental (Play-Based)
Academic
Montessori
Special Needs
International
Outdoor/Nature
Waldorf
Reggio Emilia
Languages
Cantonese (Chinese)
English
French
German
Hebrew
Hindi
Italian
Japanese
Russian
Spanish
Sign Language (ASL)
Sign Language (SEE Sign)
Mandarin (Chinese)
Teacher/Student Ratio:
1:2
Program Capacity:
20

Cost & Availability

Class Type Rate Rate Type Availability *
Preschool $ 40 per hour 5
Pre-K $ 40 per hour 5
Toddler $ 35 per hour 5
All Ages $ 40 per session --
*availability last updated on 08/29/2021
OFFERINGS
Full Time (5 days/wk)
Part Time (1-4 days/wk)
Drop-In
Half-Day (Morning)
Half-Day (Afternoon)
Full-Day
Extended Care (Before School)
Extended Care (After School)
PAYMENT OPTIONS
  • Personal Check|
  • Cash|
  • Credit Card

Ratings & Reviews

( 2)
Agnes M
08/22/2021
Three cheers for the unsung heroes of this pandemic that are the wonderful souls who have saved our children, specifically Miss HK. Miss HK , the founder & CEO of the HK Institute embodies exactly what I believe all parents of young children truly dream for in terms of someone to educate their child , pandemic or not. Taking into account that The HK Institute opened their doors, hearts and personal cell phone numbers to anyone and everyone in need in perfect synchronicity with the schools closing nationwide - it was clear from the from the start that Miss HK was someone who was involved purely from the goodness of her heart and her love of her "nuggets" as she lovingly refers to all her students. Hailing from the Ivy League halls of Columbia University & the sunny streets of Sesame Street - Miss HK's progressive vision and approach to education is not one that you will have the chance to come in contact with many times in life. Her brilliance is only outweighed by her kindness. In regards to program structure she has meticulously created a magical little enclave that is rooted deeply in the concept of inclusive education, multiple intelligences, undivided attention to all details , differentiated instruction and diverse curriculum theories ( *reggio & Montessori & TC reading and writing project ) . To sum it up when signing up for the HK Institute you will get all of the rich academic content of any rival private prep school but along with that you also get a personalized education plan that includes everything from mindfulness morning meditation paddle boarding , assistive technology & learning disability support, personal chefs and there is rumor to be an emotional support pony in the pipeline. It sounds like I'm joking but knowing that my children now have the gumption and guidance of Miss HK & the HK Institute running the show - I am confident anything is possible from academics and beyond. Don't hesitate to lock down a spot as this isn't going to stay such a well kept secret for much longer.
Amber B
07/13/2021
The HK Institute of Wonder & Play ranks among the finest centers for Early Childhood educational enrichment independent programs in the state, if not the country. The Founder & CEO Miss HK was practically an on call therapist for all of the moms in our perfectly planned little pre k pod. Don't be confused by her sweet, enthusiastic and kind nature , she graduated Summa Cum Laude from Teachers College , Columbia University, wrote content and curriculum for pre k kid favorite , Sesame Street and has worked in / consulted for more schools than I can rattle off AND wrote her own children's book! Talk about not judging a book by its sparkly mask! Miss HK is a well known expert in the field of elementary inclusive education, Reggio & Montessori and when stepping into the role of running her own program s a result of COVID , she did so out of the goodness of her heart , with that she brought her very high standards with her. In terms of dealing with the children she is a dream - they adore her and the sparkles she is regularly covered in as make no mistakes just because she's the boss , doesn't mean she's not heavily involved. She is a wealth of information and has collected a group of faculty that are without compromise equally as progressive, well educated , deeply experienced and fully aligned with the ideals that Miss HK has firmly laid down as the foundation for all things HK. Lead teachers are experts in theory and practice, assistant teachers are working on or newly Montessori certified ,the parent community is extremely involved and welcoming, and the philosophy that underscores the teaching values children as co-constructors of knowledge. My children thrive at this very special place. I can't imagine sending them elsewhere.
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