We strive to ensure that the culture we promote is conducive to raising a child of character and success in this day and age.

At New Beginnings, we believe that exposing children to different cultures and traditions is an essential aspect of early childhood education. We strive to create a welcoming environment that embraces diversity and promotes inclusivity. Our curriculum is designed to celebrate the rich tapestry of cultures that make up our community, through music, art, and storytelling. We encourage our children to ask questions, share their experiences, and learn from each other’s unique perspectives. By nurturing a love for different cultures, we hope to instill in our children a sense of curiosity, empathy, and respect for people from all walks of life.

As a family owned and family maintained business, New Beginnings is steeped in family values. Come by and let us show you why we’re the best choice in childcare in New York!

Our Directors.

Each New Beginnings location has its own director on site that manages the day to day operations in each school. Our owner and regional director oversee all locations and site directors to ensure smooth running and optimal practices for our students. Between our 4 directors and owner, there is over 120 years of childcare experience, both in the classroom and in a school administrator or director position. Each school has its own office staff that are prepared and trained to help you and your child through the daycare journey, meet our directors below!

Shannon McDermott, New Beginnings of Smithtown Director
Linda Morah, New Beginnings of Hauppauge Director
Brianna Nici, New Beginnings of Kings Park Director
Alyssa Petruzzo, New Beginnings Regional Director

Sylvia and Franco Bastone, Founders

Our Mission

At New Beginnings, our mission is to provide a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment for children to learn and grow. We believe that each child is a unique individual with their own strengths, interests, and needs, and we strive to meet those needs by providing a developmentally-appropriate curriculum and activities that promote physical, cognitive, social, and emotional growth.

Our program is designed to provide children with opportunities to explore, experiment, and discover in a play-based environment. We encourage creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills through hands-on activities and experiences. We also foster positive relationships among children and with adults, promoting social skills and empathy.

Health and Safety

At our daycare, the health and safety of our children and staff are our top priority. We take every measure to maintain a clean, safe, and healthy environment. Our facility is equipped with state-of-the-art security systems, including secure entrances, greeters posted from 6:30AM to 6:30 PM, roaming security guards and district staff, video monitoring, and emergency alert systems. We also adhere to strict sanitation protocols, including regular cleaning and disinfection of toys, surfaces, and equipment, as well as frequent hand-washing and hygiene practices. Our staff members are trained in first aid, CPR, and emergency response, and we have established protocols in place for illness prevention, management, and reporting. We follow all regulations and guidelines set forth by licensing agencies and health authorities to ensure the highest standards of safety and quality of care for all children in our program.