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Childcare Options

Childcare fees rank as one of the top family expenses, second only to a mortgage (or rent) among working families. It is important for single and/or working parent families to be able to afford quality childcare, especially if they need care for their infants and young children for eight hours or more a day.

Special Arrangement with The Learning Experience

The Benefits Office maintains an enrollment arrangement with The Learning Experience (TLE), a childcare provider with many locations on Long Island. A list of other childcare providers is shown at the bottom of this page.

Brookhaven Science Associates employees who enroll their children at TLE will receive a 10 percent discount on tuition, along with a waiver of fees for extended care (early drop off and late pick up).

For more information please visit www.thelearningexperience.com .

Learning Experience locations that offer this discount

  • 3084 E. Jericho Turnpike, East Northport, 631-499-0592
  • 520 Commack Rd., Deer Park, 631-522-1227
  • 156 Ronkonkoma Avenue, Ronkonkoma, NY 631-496-1476 (coming soon)

Hours vary, so please call to confirm. All locations offer morning and afternoon snacks, and some locations offer hot lunch.

Some locations have drop-in care programs, and all locations have space set aside for mothers to come in to nurse.

All TLE locations will work with families to accommodate children with developmental or physical needs, as long as they can make reasonable accommodations. This includes the child’s own therapists being allowed access to the location to provide care, either in class or one-on-one.

Other Options

While Brookhaven Science Associates doesn’t have formal agreements with other local childcare centers, here is a list with addresses, phone numbers, and some notes on other local options.

Brookhaven Country Day Camp and Preschool

79 Long Island Avenue, Yaphank
631-924-4033
Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
15% discount on tuition

Habitots

1400 Middle Country Road, Middle Island,
631-205-0279
703 Patchogue Yaphank Road, Medford,
631-345-3200
Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.– 6:30 p.m.
Waiver of registration fee.
Sibling Discount – 10% off 2nd child

Kiddie Academy

3952 Route 25A, Wading River, 631-929-4800
275 Route 25A, Miller Place, 631-828-8500 
Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Waiver of registration fee, 10 percent off first three months’ tuition, one-week security deposit instead of two weeks.

Little Rascals Learning Center

187 Miller Place Yaphank Road, Miller Place, 631-474-7080
Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Waiver of registration fee.

Reach For the Stars Preschool

1720 Middle Country Road, Ridge, 631-205-5400
Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Waiver of summer and fall family registration fees.

Also, The Child Care Council of Suffolk, Inc. is a not-for-profit community service that provides information on finding childcare, what to look for, and more.

These arrangements are subject to change.