Day Care

Tanya Hartman
45 Candleberry Drive
Queensbury, NY 12804
(802) 236-5899
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The Ridge School

About Us

Tanya Hartman The Ridge School is owned and operated by Tanya Hartman, with assistance from her husband Kyle. They previously operated The Hartman School in Granville, NY, from 2009 to 2014.

To become a daycare owner in New York State, one must have at least two years of experience working with children as well as at least a CDA (Child Development Association) credential. However, Tanya's experience goes well beyond those minimum requirements. In addition to running a NY-certified school for five years, she has an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education. She also has ten years of experience working in a variety of settings in the field of education. That experience ranged from working as a live-in nanny to being the lead teacher in a classroom.

The Ridge School is a NY Family Daycare. As such, New York State inspectors will visit the School several times each year on a scheduled basis to check the facility. The inspectors will also perform several random, unscheduled inspections each year. Prior to becoming licensed or registered, the NYS OCFS fire inspector much come and check the facility to verify that all areas of the home are appropriate in size and safe and have proper egresses.

After the fire inspection is complete, the NYs-assigned licensor inspects the School with a LARGE checklist to make sure it is in compliance with all regulations. Only after NYS is satisfied that the school is in compliance with all of the appropriate regulations will the official license and registration be issued. Happily, The Ridge School passed all inspections with flying colors and is now licensed and registered. As noted above, NYS inspectors will visit the school numerous times each year to verify that the School maintains compliance with all of the regulations.

As required by regulations, Tanya and Kyle are both CPR and first-aid certified.