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“The more things that you learn, the more places you'll go."

—Dr. Seuss

About Us





Learn and Grow Child Care understands that the early years of your child's life are the most formative and the most  important in his or her development. Our goals for your child are clear. We want to provide a safe, nurturing environment where your young children are socially, emotionally and cognitively prepared for kindergarten and beyond. We know that the care and education of your child is an awesome responsibility. We look forward to providing your family with the quality child care you have been searching for in our nurturing, learning environment that feels like home. We understand very well the urgent need for quality child care on Long Island. We reject the growing trend toward large, less personal, cookie cutter daycare centers. Instead, we strive to offer the best child care for your family at an affordable  price.

Learn and Grow is licensed by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. We are CPR, First Aid, AED and Medication Administration Training Certified.

Who We Are

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Miss Antoinette

Antoinette Megale is the mother of four children. She has her Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education and NYS teacher's certification in PreK, Kindergarten, and Grades 1-6. She has been working in early childhood education since 1997 as lead teacher in 4 year-old programs, both UPK and private. She completed her Children's Program Administrator's Credential in 2023. Antoinette is the Learn and Grow co-director and four year old teacher.

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Miss Josephine

Josephine Giardina is the mother of three children. She has her Masters Degree in Elementary Education and her NYS teacher's certification in Pre-K, Kindergarten, Grades 1-6, and literacy. She has been working in early childhood education since 1998 as lead teacher in all age groups including toddlers, 3 year olds, 4 years olds and kindergarten. She completed her Children's Program Administrator's Credential in 2023.

Josephine is the Learn and Grow co-director.

At Learn and Grow, we pride ourselves with the quality of our amazing staff.

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Miss Janneth

Janneth is the mother of a daughter. She had been working as an au pair for many years in NYC, gaining much early childhood experience. Janneth started at Learn and Grow in September of 2020. She is bilingual, speaking fluent spanish. She adds diversity and cultural appreciation to our Learn and Grow family. Janneth is CPR and First Aid trained. She received herChild Development Associate (CDA) in 2023. Janneth is the Learn and Grow Infant lead teacher.

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Miss Nunzia

Nunzia is the mother of six children. She knows a lot about how children learn and develop from personal experience. She has been working in early childhood education since 2019. She recently received her Child Development Associate (CDA) certificate. Nunzia speaks fluent Italian, and loves to teach the children her primary language through songs, games, and everyday interactions. Nunzia is CPR, First Aid and AED trained. Nunzia is the Learn and Grow Toddler lead teacher.

Our Team

Learn and Grow Child Care is the inspiration of two sisters who began their journey as early childhood educators over 25 years ago. Together, they have taught in almost every area of early childhood learning including Mommy and Me, Toddler, Nursery School, Pre-K, kindergarten, literacy and after-school enrichment. They see the need for quality early childhood education and child care. Learn and Grow is their response to the community's needs.

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