WELCOME UNDER
THE TINKER TREE

PROGRAMS

Three Programs to Offer Support & Care for Families

FAMILY DAYCARE

Care takes place in my home, alongside my own children. My hope is for your children to feel it’s their second home. We share meals, celebrate the seasons of the year.

CAREGIVER PAIR AND SHARE

We pair families with similar care needs, help prepare a host home for two families’ children to play, and place a team of Tinker-trained caregivers to share the job.

AFTER SCHOOL CARE

We offer after school pickup and afternoon educational support and care for children in the Upper East Side in NYC. 

The Tinker Philosophy

Playrooms should be safe, interesting and comforting. We believe that because a child’s play is never the same, we believe equipment and toys should be as flexible as the imagination. Our furniture can transform from a boat, then a diner, to a cozy house to a snack time table within moments and allows us to make the best use of New York City space. The guidance practice of Tinker Tree is “keeping peace,” by “taking care.” Through caring for self, our babies, home and environment, playing well centers around awareness of peace to learning and thriving and having fun. We believe in long, open playtimes indoors and out with loving grown-ups nearby. The Tinker Tree’s curriculum in a nutshell, is to save the earth. These little children have a very big responsibility ahead, and saving the world is going to take everyone getting along and practicing compassion and courage. We follow the seasons and connect what we can do in our own home to make a difference outside. This inspires our art and music, the books we read and the things we do when we go to the park and some of the most fascinating conversations between friends.

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