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About Us

Director / Teacher

Baby Steps started off as a childhood dream of its Educational Director, Yuliya Malayeva. As a child, she always gathered her friends and stuffed animals for some ‘school-house play’, as years progressed that fantasy became a reality. With hard work and dedication, Yuliya has opened the doors to serve the Forest Hills Community. She went to Touro College where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, and then further proceeded at Touro College to receive a dual Masters in Education and Special Education.

While attending college full time, she also worked full time in a Special Education school to serve the community in order to pay her living expenses, college tuition and save to establish a Daycare center to be called Baby Steps.

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The Children

As a Daycare and Preschool provider in Metropolitan Avenue Forest Hills, New York, Baby Step offers Day Care and Preschool programs to serve the communities in Forest Hills, Rego Park and Queens. Our Preschool in Queens is a place where caring, responsible parents and teachers share common values. We invite you to visit our facility that provides Kew Gardens Daycare and Rego Park Preschool whether your child is an active toddler, and enthusiastic three or four years old or an eager, questioning five years old.

We strive to teach the whole child at all times and make every moment a learning experience not only for the children in attendance but for the families as well; we all become involved to benefit the children. In Baby Steps, we take pride in our tradition of excellence for the families we serve.

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The Family

We are interested in attracting that group of parents who care deeply about their role in raising “good/educated people” who will be able to use their skills and talents in an increasingly complex world. We understand the difficulties that parents face in raising thoughtful, caring children. Parents are in the best position to shape family experiences and they know their choices will have definite impact on their children.

Our Methods of Discipline

Conveniently located in a beautiful residential neighborhood in Forest Hills, New York, Baby Steps has a modern facility that includes a fenced-in play area, attractive grounds, carefully selected toys, and learning materials, and an extensive library of children’s books.

To get more information, you may give us a call at 718-559-8717 or set an appointment through this website.