Licensed by New York State Office of Children and Family Services

History

Chiara Ottomano, Executive Director, holds a Master's Degree in Forensic Psychology, with minor in Early Childhood Education.  Mrs. Ottomano, utilizes her extensive background and experience in Early Childhood Education to manage the day-to-day operations of our centers, greeting parents and children each and every day.  Mrs. Ottomano is a Child Care Council of Nassau Board Member who has developed a successful business by practicing many of the skills developed as a Scholar of Organizational Psychology and a businesswoman.  Her expertise has been recognized by The National Association of Professional Women who has awarded her the 2014 Woman of the Year Award for “Dedication to My Profession and the Achievement of Women”.  Consequently, these proficiencies, coupled with her advocacy for children, have contributed to the implementation of many practices that have enriched Children's Nest programs and beloved interactions with the families.​  


Children’s Nest Early Childhood Education Centers have offered quality early childhood educational programs that accommodate needs of families and community, since 2007.  Children’s Nest Early Childhood Education Centers are open to all families, regardless of race or religion.   We are licensed by NY State Office of Children and Family Services, and a cooperative provider for The Department of Social Services.  Our center participates in the Child and Adult Care Food Program in order to provide children with nutrient enriched meals and snacks daily. 

Children’s Nest administration and staff understands that choosing a child care program, that meets the needs of individual children and families, is one of the most important decisions a family has to make.  Our child care centers nurtures children's readiness for the future and we are willing partners for working families.  Children spend numerous hours in early childhood schools, making it their “home away from home.”  Our early childhood programs promote developmentally appropriate growth and development.  When a child is enrolled in any of our programs, families are supported in our mutual goals for providing loving guidance and educational foundation to inspire life-long learners and achievers.  Our implementation of combining a creative curriculum, highly conducive learning environments, and programs enriched with real-life activities, allows our young learners to interact with their surroundings and others in a positive manner.  Parents are pleased to know their child is communicating with others, building intellect, making new friends, growing a healthy body, and encouraging their individual creativity on a daily basis.

CHILD AND ADULT CARE FOOD PROGRAM PARTICIPANT

What does this mean to you as a parent?

Children's Nest participates in the CACFP and serves nutritious meals each operating day. We also focus on promoting the health of children by providing healthy food served in a pleasant, enjoyable environment.  

What's provided with this program?

Chidren's Nest offers a well balanced breakfast, lunch and light snacks each operating day

What's the cost to you?

Children's Nest offers this benefit as an added value to the services we provide.  In other words, there is no additional cost to you.