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New Nursery & Daycare Center to Open on 39th St., Open Houses Begin Saturday

(High Five Daycare)

July 11, 2019 Staff Report

Beginning this summer, parents on the south stretch of Sunnyside will have a local daycare option to consider for their children.

High Five Daycare, located at 50-08 39th St, will be opening its doors to the public on Saturday, July 13, with a three-hour open house from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. This will be followed by other open houses during the same hours on July 27, August 4, 10 and 17.

At each open house, parents will have an opportunity to take a tour of the facilities and learn about pricing and other enrollment-related information.

The daycare will serve children from 3 months to 5 years of age, and plans to be open every day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., 51 weeks out of the year.

(High Five Daycare)

The interior features a reception area and four rooms, which will be divided by age groups upon enrollment.

One room will be set aside for children ages 4 and older, another room for 2- to 3-year-olds, a separate room for toddlers that are 14 to 24 months of age, and a smaller room for infants that are only 3 to 12 months old.

Jonathan Li, the founder and Executive Director of High Five Daycare, says total enrollment will be capped at 40 children, in order to ensure fun but dedicated environments that are safe for early childhood development.

“All rooms will be led by New York State certified teachers who have prior experience with infant care and preschool instruction,” Li said.

He added that each teacher will be assisted by similarly-experienced staff who are certified in CPR, First-Aid, Epi-Pen, mandated-reporter and infection control training.

Li, a 45-year-old Queens native, said his inspiration to open a daycare in this stretch of Sunnyside stemmed from visiting friends who lived there throughout his life.

Li said he often observed a great need for such a center in the area, which he described as having many residents but few daycare options.

“There have always been many residential buildings and multi-family homes between 47th Avenue and the BQE, but all the daycare centers were on the other side of Queens Boulevard,” he explained. “So I thought opening here would be the best way for me to serve the neighborhood.”

This will be the first business opened by Li, who personally brings in 10 years of experience working in the childcare industry.

The 2,500-square-foot daycare center is also the first ground floor business to open as part of a recent mixed-use development at the same address.

Discounts for early enrollment will be made available, as well as for referrals and registered siblings. For more information, readers can click here to visit their website, e-mail [email protected] or call 718-954-3402.

50-08 39th St. (High Five Daycare)

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37 Comments

Vut?

Possessing a driver’s license is no longer the answer to the question: are you here legally?

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It never was

Driver’s licenses are to answer the question: are you licensed to drive?

It’s amazing you didn’t even know we need things like birth certificates and passports to prove citizenship, but you think you understand immigration policy.

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Of course not

No, a driver’s license has never been sufficient to prove your citizenship, ever.

It mean’s you’re licensed to drive. How could you be so clueless?

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Cuomo agrees

Adriver’s license means you’re licensed to drive. There’s a hint in the name.

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No he doesn't.

He wants to give DLs to illegal immigrants. And duh, people, I said this in response to someone below who asked if the babies will have drivers licenses!

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Actually you said "possessing a driver’s license is no longer the answer to the question: are you here legally?"

Now you’re saying you were completely wrong? Well we agree about that.

A driver’s license means you’re licensed to drive. It has NEVER been a proof of citizenship. Think hard about why it’s called a “driver’s license.”

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rikki

Why the thumbs down Im not the landlord setting the price… but dang that’s a lot of money per month just for rent, even if you are open 7 days a week but 8am -6pm is not open long enough to survive ……bet they will have to be open 6 am to 9 pm to cover their bills.

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cant trust a guy doing this, sorry

these places are popping up everywhere, everyones trying to ca$h in by opening these types of places. This guy has 10 years experience in the childcare industry, what does that mean? It doesnt elaborate. Maybe he’s a father of a 10 year old, who knows…

If he had real qualifications they would be listed.

If this was a female mother of 2 kids I would trust them more than this one guy. Something about a guy makes me think its just a quick cash business for Mr Li

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Jennifer Witt

He’s doing more for the community than you have I bet. I for one applaud him for opening this center because it’s so difficult to find a quality day care in Sunnyside.

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Jennifer

Exactly. Quality. I’ve toured the school and it’s beautiful. We will be sending our 9 month old daughter there.

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You can paint over ugliness.

Beauty doesn’t mean quality.

Just be careful.

Jack

I applaud entrepreneurs that bring in a real positive business to help the community.

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Another Southie

So happy to see something finally opening in that building!

Best wishes for a successful venture!

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rikki

Disgusting excuse for apartments, cheaply made overpriced…and Massis was the best auto shop I ever went to… but they offered him more $$$ to tear down his business then he imagined. …………plus they want to charge you $200 mo. for the indoor parking

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Jim

Hey, what happened to that brewery that was supposed to open on Skillman in June? Was it a hoax?

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D.

I called a Alewife a couple weeks ago to ask, they said by the end of the year hopefully. It’s in the works it seems.. however delayed.

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Fan of Dough Boy Park

How do we know these infants aren’t illegal aliens if they don’t have driver’s licenses?

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Vut?

Possessing a driver’s license is no longer the answer to the question: are you here legally?

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It never was

Driver’s licenses are to answer the question: are you licensed to drive?

It’s amazing you didn’t even know we need things like birth certificates and passports to prove citizenship, but you think you understand immigration policy.

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Read responses fully.

Exactly. I’m not questioning that. The before idiot is stating the s babies are illegal without a driver’s license! Meanwhile, you can now get a driver’s license without proof of immigration status.

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Don't need to know about immigration policy, I'm a US citizen.

The only ones who need to understand immigration policy are the ones sneaking in to this country.

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Actually immigration policy affects American's

Why are the most clueless people the loudest?

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strangers taking care of newborns is crazy

or moms and dads can just take care of the kids.

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JM Maspeth

Perhaps someday the US will be a country that encourages parents to take time off work to care for their infants.

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Is this really your first time hearing of babysitting?

Google what daycare is, you’ll be outraged!

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SAYWHATAGAIN!!!

Or you can work so that all these other families don’t have to have two income homes. It’s no longer the 50s where being a housewife was the success status for a woman.

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This is the world we live in today

Most New Yorkers live in a dual income family, where both moms and dads both work. Who’s there to take care of their kids?

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