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Small-group program
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The quality of early childhood experience determines your child’s future well-being. Access the best learning experience that supports your unique lifestyle.
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    Highly-qualified educators
    A team of dedicated early childhood experts brings the best learning & care experience to your child
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    Research-based Dearest curriculum
    Our educators use fun and developmentally appropriate content designed with your child’s future in mind
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    Shorter-hour sessions starting from $23/hr
    By sharing the experience with 2 to 3 other families, you pay less for our flexible, small-group programs

Community of passionate educators

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    Carefully selected through our rigorous 7-step screening process, including in-person interviews and practical assessments
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    Proven track record of quality teaching and childcare experience
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    Background and reference checked
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Passionate Educators
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Acceptance Rate
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Columbia Teachers CollegeHunter CollegeBank Street CollegeJulliardStandfordCornell University

Future-ready curriculum designed for your child

Our research-based approach draws from the latest findings from top education institutions and is uniquely designed to give your child the tools to succeed in a rapidly changing world.
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Our students attend

How it works

Step 1

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Start Your Group

Input your scheduling preference and child’s interests. We will reach out to set up your group.

Step 2

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Fill Up Your Group

Invite friends or families to your group through our online marketplace. (3-4 children/group)

Step 3

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Enjoy & Relax

Go to work or head to the gym, knowing your child is in the care of top-tier educators.

Choose your in-home program

School Readiness Program

[2 - 4 years]

Dearest Educator
Personalized program that helps your child build the skills needed to succeed in school and beyond. Learn more

After-school Program

[PreK - Grade School]

Dearest Educator
Accelerate the learning with a specialized program. STEM, Literacy, Arts, Spanish, Mandarin, G&T and more.

Looking to do an in-home private session? Search available educators here

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Support your child’s unique learning

Every child learns differently. That’s why it’s important to personalize the content and approach for each child. We do this by tracking each session with learning report, and using the report and the evidence of mastery to plan the next sessions.
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Luxury meets affordability

Let’s face it. A team of qualified educators designing personalized curriculum for your child sounds like the stuff of dreams. By leveraging the power of community and technology, we are bringing those resources to your door.
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Find your village

The fragmented world of early childhood care and education can feel overwhelming. But it doesn't have to. Using Dearest, you can connect with other families and friends and co-create the best experiences for your child.

Find the best program for your child!

Tell us what you are looking for and our education coordinators will be in touch.