One of a Kind Child Care LLC

NYPD family Owned Daycare and Preschool Center

It is a pleasure to inform our One of a Kind Family that we have partnered with the NYC Department of Education to provide free full day 3K For All program. Starting in early 2019, parents can apply to get into our 3K program for the 2019-2020 academic school year. 

Important Admissions Update from the NYC Department of Education for the 2019-2020 School Year!

3K For All (for three-year-olds)

Who May Apply: Children who live in NYC who were born in 2016 may apply for 3K for All.

The 3-K application will open on Monday, February 4. All NYC families with children born in 2016 can apply to 3-K by the May 3, 2019 deadline.

There are a number of resources available for families:

Information regarding the admissions process can be found:

    •    Online via the New York City Enrollment page  (

    •    By phone at 718-935-2009

    •    In person at a Family Welcome Center

Interpretation services are available in more than 200 languages for over-the-phone and in-person application submissions.

Please Keep in Mind: 

  • There is a single application per family
  • It is NOT on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications submitted on May will be treated the same as the ones submitted on February 4th. 

NYCEEC Admissions Priorities 

  • 1. Current Students of the center are in the first priority group.
  • 2. Siblings of current students come next 
  • 3. Families receiving other services at our organization are in the 3rd group. 
  • 4. Students who live in the same district follow and then 
  • 5. All other applicants

Accept Your 3K Offer by June 2019

All families who submit an application by the deadline will get an offer letter in May 2019. To accept your offer, pre-register in person at the program where your child got the offer—contact the program to schedule a time. Learn what you need to bring to pre-register your child.

Infants and Toddlers’ Classroom Now Open

We have some exiting news, our Infants and Toddlers’ class is now open.  


Our center has provided childcare/pre-school services for the last four years, and we are now ready to give the same love and care for the youngest ones. We recognize the trust and confidence that parents have placed in us when caring for their children.

Every child is different, and that is why each child will be provided constant one-to-one experiences to enhance his/her physical, emotional, intellectual and social growth learning at their own pace. Every child is always encouraged to explore and discover new things and solve problems through constant interaction in his/her surroundings.

Registration are on a first-come first-serve basis, so we urge any parent who is interested in this service to  contact the center as soon as possible.

Welcome to One of a Kind Childcare

Investing in our children is investing in our future.

The early years of a child's life are crucial for cognitive, social and emotional development. Therefore, it is important that we (parents and care givers) take every step necessary to ensure that our children grow up in environments where their social, emotional and educational needs are always met. One of a Kind Child Care/Pre-School promises to provide every child with what they need to build a strong foundation for healthy and productive lives.


NYPD family owned Daycare. 

One of a Kind Child Care Center is under NEW MANAGEMENT since April 2017. A NYPD family, whose members has been in the force for more than 14 years, took over the center to make sure that the families receive the most from their children’s pre-school experience. 

Most of the children’s parents, who are currently assisting to the daycare and preschool, work for the NYPD and FDNY. From NYPD officers and sergeants to Firefighters. Center offers a 20% discount to city employees to make sure that our public service workers are reassured that their children are receiving the best childcare possible while they serving our city. 

Center is committed to provide the families of the Pleasant Plains neighborhood, and surrounding areas a great educational experience based on love, mutual help and security. 

One of a Kind Daycare center is a place that you as the parent of your precious child(ren) will feel safe and secure knowing that we value your child's learning and future. 

Beginnings are the gift that continue in your children's lives, and we take pride in knowing that we are now the best at what we do because we now deliver the most enriching, and save learning experience to all our children.


We have been a “One of a Kind Family” for over six years! Working full-time, it is important to us that our kids are not only getting a great education, but are also really cared for.  Our sons are treated with respect and kindness and are constantly nurtured by the staff.  We truly have “peace of mind” knowing our kids are in such great hands. Our oldest was extremely prepared for first grade and our youngest is learning new things every day. They love their teachers and friends, which really says it all.  We have been very lucky


The Kinsey Family

We are writing to express our overwhelming support and thanks to our family and friends at One of a kind in Staten Island. We use the word family because the teachers and caregivers do so much for our children.  Sims (6) and Emily (2) have attended One of a Kind for the better part of 5 years.  It is not unusual for Emily to leap out of our arms and into one the teachers when we drop her off in the morning. Sims (in aftercare) looks forward to his afternoon in the atrium with his One of a Kind friends. Your place has provided a safe and nurturing environment for both children as infants and toddlers. As the children have grown so too has the curriculum and opportunities to develop.  We feel good that the children are continuously challenged and entertained while at school.


Your overwhelming support of Emily and her challenges with development has touched our hearts. The caregivers at One of a Kind have provided so much love and attention that it is difficult to put our appreciation into words.  Emily has thrived in this environment and it is obvious that every teacher takes the time to address all of Emily’s special needs. We know that Emily’s progression is due largely to the support that she receives at school.


For anyone looking for a preschool, One of a Kind is a great choice. We believe that it would be hard to find a more caring environment that provides the opportunity for children to thrive and reach their full potential.




Ted and Stacie L.

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