Day Care

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

The Ridge School

The Ridge School is a newly-opened family daycare and early education facility in Queensbury, NY. The Ridge School is owned and operated by Tanya Hartman and her husband, Kyle, who previously operated The Hartman School in Granville, NY, from 2009 through 2014.

The Ridge School is a New York State family childcare facility. As such, it is licensed and registered by New York State and is in compliance with all New York State regulations for family childcare facilities. New York requires periodic scheduled and unscheduled inspections for daycare facilities, recurrent training for daycare and preschool staff, and first-aid and CPR certification for primary and alternate staff members. The Ridge School fully meets all of these requirements.

The Ridge School is open for daycare from 7:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Daycare and Early Education

Child daycare provides care for infants and toddlers on a daily basis or as needed by a family. Children from six weeks to four years of age are accepted for daycare. Daycare provides careful supervision of each child, meals, nap time and opportunities to learn and grow through play.

Early education provides a more structured environment and curriculum. The goal of our early educaiton program is to care for children while preparing them for kindergarten. This is accomplished through play and other structured activities. The Ridge School follows a curriculum that is based on each student's interest and passions as well other activities introduced by the staff. Following a curriculum called the Emergent Curriculum, we start with the children's interests and use them as an important source for building a rounded curriculum. Emergent Curricums are often used in Reggio Emilia-based schools, where the goal is to teach children how to make their knowledge useful in everyday life. This approach is "based on the principles of respect, responsibility and community through exploration and discovery in a supportive and enriching environment based on the interests of the children through a self-guided curriculum."

The Ridge School regularly receives testimonials from parents. We occasionally make some of these available on our Testimonials page.