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Phelps Opens Expanded Robin’s Nest Child Care Center
(November 4, 2013) A ribbon-cutting for the Robin’s Nest Child Care Center at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center was held today, marking the official opening of a $1,400,000 expansion. The 3,860-square-foot addition to the facility opens up day care opportunities for 40 more infants, toddlers and preschool age children, ages two months through six years.
Taking part in cutting the ribbon, Sleepy Hollow Mayor Ken Wray said, “The expansion of Robin’s Nest is great for everyone in the community, especially for working parents who know that their children are well taken care of here. The Village is growing, the hospital is growing, and it’s important that assets such as this facility grow, too.”
Phelps President and CEO Keith F. Safian said, “The Robin’s Nest has a long tradition of providing excellent child care for local families and hospital employees. The need we are meeting for greater capacity is a solid indicator that the community is recovering from the recession, with more and more parents employed. Phelps is delighted to be able to support our region’s economic growth by making it possible to provide care for a greater number of young children.”
Diane Matrafailo, director of the facility, said, “The Robin’s Nest is one of very few day care facilities in the area that is nationally accredited. Parents know that this is a mark of excellence and it is one of the reasons so many want to bring their children to the Robin’s Nest. With the expansion, we are happy to be able to accommodate more children, cutting down wait times for enrollment.”
The Robin’s Nest operates year round from 7a.m. to 7p.m. and can now accommodate a maximum of 130 children. The center is fully equipped with safe and fun indoor and outdoor play areas, as well as a highly-skilled teaching staff. Every teacher employed at the Robin’s Nest holds at least a four-year degree and provides high-quality early childhood programming. The non-profit organization is committed to fostering the learning and development of children in a safe, home-like environment.
Established in 1988, the Robin’s Nest is licensed by the New York State Department of Social Services and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). To learn more about child care services at the Robin’s Nest, contact Diane Matrafailo, at 914-366-3232 or go to www.phelpschildcare.org.