Tinker Tree Play/Care
Our licensed program as your child’s second home. Dynamic mixed-age grouping, intentional STEAM, literacy foundations, and unstructured play inside and outside. Homemade lunch and snacks included. Care from 8AM – 5:30PM. Full time or part-time available. 3 months to 6 years old.
After School Care
The relaxing comfort of a home away from home after school. We offer pickups at school or bring them to us. Playful, multi-sensory academic support, care and great snacks. Pre-K and Kindergarten.
The science of reading, multi-sensory math, with Tinker roots. Small groups or one-on-one, your home or ours. Pre-K – grade 2.
The Tinker Philosophy
Playrooms should be safe, interesting and comforting. We believe that because a child’s play is never the same, we believe equipment and toys should be as flexible as the imagination. Our furniture can transform from a boat, then a diner, to a cozy house to a snack time table within moments and allows us to make the best use of New York City space. The guidance practice of Tinker Tree is “keeping peace,” by “taking care.” Through caring for self, our babies, home and environment, playing well centers around awareness of peace to learning and thriving and having fun. We believe in long, open playtimes indoors and out with loving grown-ups nearby. The Tinker Tree’s curriculum in a nutshell, is to save the earth. These little children have a very big responsibility ahead, and saving the world is going to take everyone getting along and practicing compassion and courage. We follow the seasons and connect what we can do in our own home to make a difference outside. This inspires our art and music, the books we read and the things we do when we go to the park and some of the most fascinating conversations between friends.
Our micro-school environment, small ratios, and close community allows for a care bubble like no other.