Learning Through Play
High Quality Daycare
Brilliant Minds Daycare and Learning Center provides a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment for children from 6 weeks to 12 years old. We focus on the whole child, with special attention paid to the social, physical cognitive and spiritual development of each child.
- We focus on Kindergarten readiness
- Open weekdays from 7am to 6pm
- All staff are First Aid & CPR certified
- Flexible hours available upon request
- Before and after care offered
A nurturing environment as babies explore and learn about the world around them. Staff trained in hygienic diapering and feeding.
The natural curiosity of toddlers guides fun and engaging learning activities. Choice time includes group and self-directed centers.
Kindergarten readiness takes center stage. Letters, colors, shapes, and sight words are taught. Children begin to write their own name.
Pre-K competencies/benchmarks guide all learning. Children learn how to play well together as they grow socially and emotionally.
Individualized homework help and outdoor play help children feel balanced. Use of programs on iPads and computers reinforce learning.
What Parents say
I can’t wait for you to open to take advantage of your before and after care program.
Joann Clarke Parent
I’m glad I’ll be able to get status reports on my child’s daily activities via your Brightwheel app.
Pedro Santos Parent
My child is excited about learning a new language at your daycare.
Marina Colon Parent
With limited daycare available, thank you for this first class quality option.
Sonia Smith Parent
About our Daycare
Brilliant Minds is a NYS licensed Group Family Daycare, owned and operated by childcare professionals with more than 65 years of combined experience.
Caring for children is a partnership between parents and our center. Parents receive daily notifications and status updates about learning activities, meals and naps, with pictures and videos – all from a personalized app – with the ability to also communicate via text messages.
Academic and social/emotional skills are taught together and benchmarked to readiness for Kindergarten. Appropriate technology is infused and monitored strictly, with the use of iPads and computers. All staff are First Aid & CPR certified. And our center is nut, pet and smoke free. The premises are monitored by CCTV cameras
All staff receive extensive training from the Child Care Council of Rockland County.
Small Class Size
We aim to keep teacher/student ratios low. We do not exceed lawful ratio requirements.
Infant-only areas provide safety and space to rest, play and eat in a home and family-like setting.
All staff are First Aid & CPR certified and trained. Safety checks conducted and documented.
Daily activities stimulate and engage children to nurture the whole child - both mind and body.
What We Offer
For Sample Purposes
- Mixed Fruit
- Dry Cereal
- Fresh Orange Juice
- Granola Bars
- Goldfish Snacks
- Graham Crackers
Myra MartinTeacher / Founder
Myra is co-owner of Brilliant Minds and a caring mother of two children. She brings over 15 years of childcare experience to her role. Myra is bilingual (English/Spanish) and holds a B.Sc. degree from Fordham University.
Anthony MartinDirector / Founder
Anthony is co-owner of Brilliant Minds and proud father of two children. He has over 20 years of education experience as a teacher, principal and school district leader. He holds two master’s degrees in education.
Marisol DavilaAssistant Teacher
Marisol is the head assistant teacher at Brilliant Minds. She is a grandmother and mother of two adult children. Marisol has extensive training in Health, Safety, First Aid & CPR. She has over 30 years childcare experience.
Visit Us Today!
The best way to get to know us is to come and visit us! Please contact us to schedule a convenient time for a tour with one of our founders. We also welcome any inquiries via phone, text, email or the link below.
67 N Little Tor Rd, New City, NY 10956