ABOUT US

At HOME SWEET HOME | THE BROOKLYN DAYCARE learning and play go hand-in-hand. Through a diverse and well-rounded schedule of daily activities we can help your child develop important verbal, social and motor skills.  Along with learning new skills he or she will have the opportunity to socialize with other children of the same age and of course play!  We are an established childcare provider, well-known to families within the local community.

MEET OUR DIRECTORS:

Our curriculum was created by our Directors and mother/daughter duo–Gladys Arroyo and Amanda Astor.

IMG_2423Gladys studied early childhood development in Rutgers University and was also a childcare provider for many years through the KinderCare franchise. She was even her daughters preschool leader in St Jude School of Florida! Gladys is known for her heartwarming bond with every child that enrolls. Parents affectionately have nicknamed her “the baby whisperer” as she has an expertise in comforting children and making their transition into daycare an ease. Gladys is focused on creating an environment for children to thrive in based on routine, education and structure.

Amanda left corporate America to begin her own brand and fill the void she saw in the
childcare industry in Brooklyn. She is a Brooklyn College Alumn with a focus on Finance and Accounting. She held senior executive roles in multi million dollar retail brands and opened over 24 stores throughout the country. Running brands like Vince Camuto, Guess and DVF has provided her tremendous experience on coaching and developing young minds and mentoring future executives. Her experience in marketing, training, management and branding have contributed to the rapid growth of Home Sweet Home – The Brooklyn Daycare.

Both Directors stay true to their standards of childcare excellence, quality care, pristine
facilities, effective educational curriculum, healthy meal options and life long relationships with the families that enroll. We have a 100% student retention rate and almost all of our new students are based on referrals. We are so honored to have earned the trust of over 100 families in the Brooklyn area to be their childcare provider and help create future leaders!

All Employees have completed the Pediatric 1st Aid, CPR and AED training and have been certified by The American Red Cross every 2 years.
Both directors are Certified Mandated Reporters by The Office of Children & Family Services and The State Of NY.
All employees Of Home Sweet Home have also completed the following 14 separate courses and received accreditation from The Professional Development Program of Rockefeller College and The University At Albany for the following intensive programs:
-Statues and Regulations pertaining to Child Day Care Program Development
-Developmental Stages of age groups (newborn to after school)
-Early Childhood Education (creating effective curriculums)
-Preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Promoting Safe Sleeping
-Identification, Diagnosis and Prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome
-Managing Challenging Behavior: Birth to 18 months
-Managing Challenging Behavior: 10 months to 36 months
-Infant Brain Development
-Emergency Preparedness
-Early Intervention (Social & Emotional Development) protocols to record and observe children’s behavior trends
-Family Engagement
-Keeping Children Safe: Prevention of Lead Poisoning and Other Dangers to Children
-Nutrition and Health Needs of Infants and Children
-Additional 15 hour SUNY Health and Safety Training
All employees have completed extensive background screening with The Office of Children and Family services and The State Of NY. They have been entered into the Statewide Central Register Database Check through both photo id and fingerprinting services. All Employees of Home Sweet Home have never had any criminal history or been convicted of any crimes whatsoever.