I can’t say enough great things about The House of Little People! It is an incredible school and we consider each member of its staff to be like family. We currently have two children in HOLP as well as an older daughter who started there as an infant and graduated from HOLP two years ago, so I speak from experience when I say that HOLP is truly a magical place. Every member of the HOLP staff is unbelievably caring and has treated our children like their own from day one. The love that you feel the moment you walk through the door each morning is extraordinary. Our children can’t wait to get to HOLP each morning and literally jump into their teachers’ arms. My older daughter begs to spend time there whenever she has a day off from her own school; she loves this place that much. We have a number of friends with children in other daycare centers/preschools in the city and not one has had a similar experience with their schools. HOLP is a true gem in this city. Our children feel safe, secure and loved beyond words by the HOLP teachers, and the environment in this school is extremely warm, loving and nurturing. We trust them explicitly. The educational experience at this school is likewise unparalleled. The curriculum is superb for a preschool, but what is incredible is to see the enthusiasm to learn that these teachers have managed to instill in our children. Mr. Ray holds a very special place in our hearts. He is a wonderful teacher and a great role model for our children. Our children burst with excitement at the thought of music with Mr. Ray. His dedication to our children has been shown year after year as he has prepared the HOLP school concerts and graduation ceremonies, and every HOLP parent who has been to one of Mr. Ray’s performances with our children knows was a remarkable teacher he is. Watching our children sing and perform with him are memories that we will never forget. We all absolutely adore Mr. Ray and we can’t wait for our younger children to be in his class. HOLP is truly an extraordinary school and all the teachers and staff are simply fantastic. We have highly recommended HOLP to numerous people over the years and we will continue to do so enthusiastically!
554 Fort Washington AveNew York, NY 10033
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The HOLP has been home away from home for my 3 boys for 9 years. All of my children started as infants and my youngest currently attends the HOLP. From the day I left my oldest son in the hands of the staff at HOLP I never turned back. They were cared for in a loving, safe and caring way that is hard to find, especially in this big city. Their development over the years was incredible to watch. I do not think I could have done as good a job had I stayed home with them. My two oldest children are now attending a top notch UES Catholic School. They could not have been more prepared for entering Kindergarten without the HOLP. They love to pick up their brother after school and visit with the teachers and staff who were a huge part of their earliest years. 30 years of experience in caring for infants, toddlers and pre-K children is a very long time. Their is no doubt HOLP is still around because they are the best!! Had they not been they would no longer be in business. Mr. Ray has also been around for many years for very good reason. He is a wonderful man who the children respect and adore. There is no doubt in my mind that he respects and adores these children as well. He is a fabulous musician too. My oldest son found a love for music by experiencing it regularly at HOLP. The love, warmth, compassion and excellent learning experiences at the HOLP are so amazing and the children are the same. They learn from these positive experiences and will build on these early years throughout their lives. I have recommended HOLP to many families over the years and would do so over and over again. Mrs. Robinson, Miss. Marianne, Miss. Alicia, Miss. Maria, Mr. Ray, Miss. Jasmine, Miss. Nancy, Miss. Sheila, Miss. Bobby and Miss. Carmen are the best. I thank them daily for all the love and learning they have provided for our family over the years and continue to do. I would recommend the HOLP to any family looking for a top notch childcare center, you can't beat this UES charm!!
The House of Little People was a second home to both of my children over the course of 7 years. It will ALWAYS hold a special place in our hearts. The teachers are not just teachers, they were our extended family. We have recommended this daycare to numerous people over the years and if we had to do it all again, we would not look anywhere else. Mr. Ray especially is so special to us. He was my son's favorite teacher and he is really amazing with the children. He also teaches music and my kids to this day, get out their pianos and say it is "Mr. Ray" time. There is not a sweeter, gentler man and teacher. He would do ANYTHING for the kids. Every stage my children went through, they learned so much and were loved by their teachers. As a parent, I can only speak of my own experience and ours was a positive and amazing one for both of our boys. We left HOLP when our youngest moved on to a PK program in his brother's school. The goodbye was not a normal goodbye. It included tears, hugs, gift exchange and pictures. I don't know many people who can say that about their daycare. The teacher, directors and staff of HOLP will always be in our hearts (as my youngest would say). We highly recommend this daycare if you are looking for a nurturing, safe and loving environment for your children.