Lions Pride Day Care Center

Where is the OSIA Lion's Pride Day Care Center?

The Lion's Pride Day Care & Learning Center at 300 Hawkins Avenue, Ronkonkoma, N.Y.  The Center provides care for children between the ages of 2 years old and 13 years old.  The telephone number at the Center is 631 - 467- 8510

What is the philosophy of the Lion's Pride  Day Care Center?

Good child care depends upon consistent care giving in a friendly atmosphere.  Children learn and grow best in a warm, safe, loving environment where they are encouraged both individually, and in groups to experiment and make discoveries.  Learning occurs in a variety of ways, both planned and spontaneous. The Center's program is designed to incorporate many possibilities.  Activities and learning experience are planned to stimulate and encourage  intellectual, emotional and social growth in a child.  Children also develop many skills through play.  The primary goal of our Center is to develop a feeling of self-worth, self esteem and self-confidence , to learn to be responsible to them and to co-operate with the caregivers as well as the children. Children grow and feel secure, as well as learn about the world around them.  All of this is done in a warm, loving atmosphere, where the children can feel safe and develop a life-long love of learning.

Do you need to be a member of the Order Sons of Italy in America to enroll your child?

No.  The Center will accept children of all races, color, creed, national origin and religion.  County subsidized children are also welcome.

What are the registration and financial policies?

  • Childcare is available for preschool children between ages of two and twelve years of age.
  • The Lion's Pride Center is open from 7 A.M. to 6 P.M. Monday through Friday.
  • Childcare is available 52 weeks a year, with the exception of certain National Holidays and emergency closings.  Announcements of the Center closing because of an emergency ( inclement weather) will be done by an emergency phone squad.
  • Holiday closings are:  New Year's Day, Presidents Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
  • The parent must sign the child "in" upon arrival and sign the child "out" when leaving.  Parents are expected to adhere to the schedule arranged.
  • Very affordable pricing.
  • References from other parents upon request.
  • We are a New York State Licensed Program and a member of the Suffolk County Childcare Council