People's Place, Inc. Day Care has been in operation since 1989, providing
year -round quality professional child care. We provided services for
60 children from the ages of six months through five years old. Little
People’s Place, Inc. was a center-based program as well as a group
family day care home service. The center-based program and the group
family day care home service program was incorporated in 1997 under
the laws of New York State. Both programs were registered as non-profit
charitable organizations and licensed by the New York City Department
of Health and the New York City Bureau of Daycare.
Place, Inc. reopened its doors in September 2007 as a group family daycare
home based program and licensed by the New York City Department of Health.
Little People’s Place, Inc. is dedicated to providing a stimulating,
nurturing and enriching environment for young children and we are committed
to providing quality early childhood education where it is believed
that children learn best through play. We are committed to meeting the
needs of the children in our daycare and their families.
Theresa McNeil, Founder/Executive
Ms. Theresa McNeil,
the Founder and Executive Director, is a lifetime resident of the community
in which Little People’s Place, Inc. operates. Ms. McNeil has
significant experience in the childcare industry that includes the successful
operation of Little People’s Place, Inc. and its predecessor programs
for twenty years. For almost twenty-five years Ms. McNeil has been teaching
and advocating for quality services for children and families in the
Harlem community. Ms. McNeil has a Master’s Degree in Business
Management from Penn State University and a M.B.A (Master’s Degree
in Business Administration) from Chelsea University, Oxford England.
There are three assistants – a substitute and two helpers. Our
staff is responsible for providing an atmosphere for children that are
conducive to learning and sustaining a program that is consistent with
the philosophy of our day care. This philosophy takes into account their
social, emotional, and intellectual development and the health and safety
of the group and the individual child.
Professional instructors are contracted six days per month to present
music, dance and special art projects to the children.