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About Happy Child


We offer a variety of programs to meet the needs of all children, from infants to toddlers to preschoolers.

The Happy Child Educational Center is a well-established, nationally accredited early children care organization with a strong focus on advanced education methods and outdoor learning.
Our programs are leading the way in preschool education since 1989 and highlight the commitment to caring for the children’s mental and emotional well-being. We offer educational programs led by highly experienced and compassionate teachers and strive to fulfill our mission.

Fostering Creativity, Empowering Imagination


Our staff is experienced and dedicated to providing your child with a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment where they can play, learn, and grow.
We encourage you to contact us with any questions you have. We would be happy to answer your questions and help you find the perfect program for your child.

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    Balanced Approach

    We apply a research-based and holistic approach to deliver the best child care and education.

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    Lifelong Learning

    We regularly provide professional development services and seminars for teachers;

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    We offer free consulting services and nature-based initiatives, including a new Outdoor Classroom Project.

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    Comprehensive Education

    Our field-building research is focused on early childhood education, useful activities, and outdoor classrooms.

History of the Place Where Every Child Blossoms


July 1989

Happy Child was planned by Helen White as a private kindergarten for kids of different backgrounds in NY.

November 1990

We found our perfect building for the educational center, obtained all the required licences and, finally, opened our doors.


We have expanded the range of services offered by adding preschool and other programs for children aged 4-5 years.

November 1991-95

Happy Child expands again to open its Infant & Toddler Home Daycare Program with 10 certified home care providers.


We moved to a new location in New York, had 50 teachers in the staff, and greeted warmly 100+ kids every morning.


We have been named the Best Child Development Center by the New York Parents Association. Thank you!

Unlock Your Child's Potential

Choose us for an enriching educational experience.

Our Accreditation

We are proud to be accredited by the best associations in the USA.

We are confident that our accreditation demonstrates our commitment to providing the highest quality early childhood education. Here are some of the benefits of being accredited by NAEYC:

    Our program meets high standards of quality;

    It provides parents with peace of mind;

    It gives us access to development opportunities;

    It helps us to attract and retain the best teachers.


NAEYC Accredited

High-quality educational program, the qualifications of the staff, and the overall health and safety of the environment.


WASC accredited

Overall quality of the educational program, including the curriculum, instruction, teachers' knowledge, and assessment.


CAEP accreditation

This standard focus on the quality of the teacher preparation program for kindergartens and preschool classes.


First Aid Certification

All of our employees are trained in emergency medical care for children. We also have well-equipped medical center.

A Safe and Exciting Space with Everything Your Child Needs


We have created a truly unique center for children with different needs.

  • Classrooms

    Children have to learn and grow in a safe, nurturing environment. We are proud to provide a variety of classrooms tailored to the children's age and the number of children attending. We have special areas with educational materials, books, games, and toys, as well as art workspaces, and areas for eating and napping. The center also offers a large indoor playroom for exercise in bad weather.

  • Nutrition

    Breakfasts, lunches, and snacks are included in tuition. We strive to meet all individual dietary needs through careful communication with parents. We contract with the company which supplies the Happy Childhood kitchen with 100% local and organic food products. All meals do not contain hormones, antibiotics, and peanuts and comply with FDA and DCFS nutrition requirements.

  • Outdoors

    Our spacious outdoor space is just another Happy Childhood's classroom and a feature of our learning center! Beautiful garden, two bike paths, and a big playground offer a wide range of daily activities. All children go outdoors twice a day when the weather conditions are good. Outdoor playing strengthens our center's community and increases the children's readiness for kindergarten.


"We want you to be sure that your child is in safe and caring hands in an active and learning environment."

Helen White, Executive Director

Meet Our Professional Teachers


We are all united by our love for children.

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Helen White

art & psychology

My journey with Happy Childhood Learning Center began more than 30 years ago with my favorite dream to run a safe and joyful early learning center.
Since planning began in 1989 and ended in 1990, we have become strong. The miracle of youth and how children grow up continues to amaze me and my colleagues.


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Kate Wilson

Toddlers & Waddles

I believe that all children are capable of learning and that it is my job to create a learning environment that is tailored to each child's individual needs and interests.
I use a variety of teaching methods, including hands-on activities, music, and stories, to engage the little ones and help them learn. I am also definitely a strong advocate for play.


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Kate Oswald


I'm is a passionate preschool teacher with over 3 years of experience working with children ages 3-5.
I am is committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment where children can learn and grow. I create a variety of play opportunities for children, both indoors and outdoors, to encourage them to be active and creative.


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Judith Berger

English teacher

With a graduate degree in Early Childhood Education and years of experience in teaching, I understand the unique needs of kindergarten-aged children.
I embrace a holistic approach to teaching English, incorporating various teaching methods to cater to each child's individual learning style. My lessons are filled with creativity, songs, interactive games, and role-play.


Tell Us About Your Child


We would love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have about the Happy Child Educational Center. Please feel free to contact us.

We will be excited to welcome your child to our educational center! We know that choosing a preschool can be a daunting task, and we want to make sure that you have all the information you need to make the best decision for your child.

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+1 (234) 567 89 00

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    Were are we

59 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036, USA


Mon - Sat: 11am-9pmSun: 11am-7pm