The Phelps Childcare Center

About Us: From Our Parents


When I think of the Robin's Nest I think "Happy", Happy faces of the children and staff. "Fun", lots of fun activities where you see the children thrive. "Caring and Safe", Tucked into the beautiful valley of the Hudson River, away from the everyday bustles of life, where the faculty is always aware of the children's health and safety. A good place for children.


As a former parent, a former employee of Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, and a current Robin's Nest Board Member, I am always happy to see the emphasis the Center places on safety and security, and the quality of the teachers who care for our children.


The Robin's Nest (Phelps Childcare Center) is dedicated to providing infants, toddlers and preschoolers with quality childcare in a trusted, safe, nuturing environment. Phelps Childcare Center is NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accredited and follows developmentally appropriate practices. Our staff of dedicated professionals strive to work together as an extension of your home ensuring your children get the learning experiencees they need to grow. It is a priviledge you entrust us with the care of your children.

Roger & Tracy

My wife and I both have professional careers. When we were expecting our first child it was important that we found dependable care. After researching all the options of child care in Westchester from a Nanny to small home establishments, to large day care center, we were most impressd with Robin's Nest. While not the most expensive, Robin's Nest by far was the most comprehensive child care center around. With trained professionals and certified directors we were impressed with the curriculum and enrichment they offered at all levels.

Our child has been at Robin's Nest since she was ten weeks old. We have been pleased with each classroom and teachers that have contributed to our child's development. Now in the pre-school wing, our child continues to advance and grow. In addition to the curriculum, numerous activities and enrichment such as music and live animals, our child is also participating in plays and field trips. We are very pleased with the four years we have experienced so far at Robin's Nest and have recommended it to three of our friends who all use the Child Care Center as well.

Elizabeth & Jon

Robin's Nest has provided an extremely nurturing and positive environment for both of our children. Our oldest son (five years old) is in kindergarten now and our youngest son (nine months old) is attending the Robin's Nest infant program.

The Robin's Nest is the type of day care/preschool we feel very comfortable leaving our children with while my wife and I are at work. At the Robin's Nest, the staff of teachers is very competent and skilled in child care. The teachers provide a positive and fun learning experience for our children. When we were looking for child care, we felt the best run child care center around was the Robin's Nest, and they have lived up to this expectation. Our oldest son attended the Robin's Nest from three months old until kindergarten at four years old, and he still loves to come back to visit his old teachers. Robin's Nest provides an excellent learning environment with a wonderful, energetic, creative and experienced staff.

Craig & Erin

For the past five years, the professional staff at the Robin's Nest has cared for and nurtured our three young children from diapers to diplomas. As working parents, we know that our children are learning while having fun in a safe environment. With an outstanding staff and a wealth of extracurricular activities that far surpasses other child care providers; the Robin's Nest was our first choice. And it was the right choice. Our children are in good hands at the Robin's Nest.

Mary & Dan

The security and care that the Robin's Nest provides allows me to leave my children knowing that they are happy and safe. The variety of educational and fun activities is great, but what I like the best is the nurturing that my kids receive from the wonderful staff. Everyone at the center is an extension of my family. I credit the Robin's Nest with teaching my children social skills and preparing them for kindergarten.

Lauren & Carlos

The Robin's Nest is a home away from home for my two boys. They both look forward to going to school each day and my husband and I are able to go to work knowing that they are in a safe, loving, comfortable and stimulating environment. The teachers and directors have established a great balance between offering (but not pushing) age appropriate curriculum based learning to all age groups, and providing safe, loving, supportive childcare. The result with my kids has been that they learn at their own pace and they love their teachers, classrooms, and learning in general.