Belmont Community Day Care Center History
The Belmont Community Day Care Center Inc. has been in existence and servicing the Belmont Community and surrounding areas for fourty-three years. The center is located in Community District Board #6, one of the most racially and ethnically diverse districts in the Bronx. The Belmont is encompassed by a community rich in culture, affording many learning opportun
ities for young minds. It is home to Fordham University, The Wildlife Conservation Society (Bronx Zoo), The New York Botanical Gardens, The Enrico Fermi Cultural Center and Library, St. Barnabas Hospital and Arthur Avenue/ East 187 street, also known as the “Little Italy” of the Bronx. These cultural institutions willingly open their doors to foster learning experiences for young children and their families. Throughout the years the Belmont has developed a positive relationship with these organizations enriching our program with many resources for our children and families.
The Belmont Community Day Care Center strives to create and facilitate excellence in the life and experience of young children and the families we service. The Belmont believes that it takes a village to raise a child and we hold parents and family in the highest regards. Daily communication is encouraged between staff and parents. Family members and community partnerships help the Belmont to establish a cultural, safe, health, educational environment for all the children we work with.
We believe that all children are individuals who learn in their own way at their own pace
Play is the most important process through which young children learn
Children learn through educational experiences that are developmentally appropriate
Parents are a vital part of the learning process
Families are invited to participate in center and classroom activities and community functions
An educated and dedicated staff is critical to the development and maintenance of a quality early childhood program.
The continuation of education is important to keep all our staff current and up to date on modern theories and ideas.
"There is nothing more rewarding in life than to positively touch the life of a child."
-Eugene Lorelli (1915-2009)