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Shugah Baybees Child Development Center (SBCDC) hours of operation are 8 am to 5:45 pm, Monday through Friday.

Pick - Up & Drop - Off

Children should be dropped off between the hours of 8 am - 9 am. Please notify the center if you will arrive after 9 am. “Circle time” begins at 9 am.  This is the period of settling down and preparing for the day's activities.

Pick-ups should be no later than 5:45 pm. Alternate arrangements can be made in emergency situations, but please let us know in advance. In addition, the Center must be notified by you in person, in writing, or by phone if an unauthorized person will be picking up your child. If the parent cannot be contacted, SBCDC will call the person(s) listed on the registration as “emergency contact.” 

Shugah Baybees COVID-19 Policy

  • We do daily Temperature checks on Staff and Children

  • A limited number of people entering the building including parents and visitors 

  • Mask wearing is optional for everyone over the of 2 years old

  • Staggered arrival and Drop off times

  • Frequent hand washing for staff and children

  • Notify families immediately if someone contracts the virus


In case of an emergency, SBCDC will take all necessary steps to keep children safe and healthy.  This commitment may require transportation to an emergency room.  In an emergency situation, SBCDC will immediately contact the parent or guardian, and if not available, the listed emergency contact. 

Inclement Weather & School Closing

In the case of an extreme weather situation, parents will be notified if it is necessary to close the school.

“Finding a reputable, quality daycare in Harlem was like searching for a needle in a giant haystack… I entered through the doors [of SBCDC] and saw a child friendly environment spanning the floor space. The affable owner, Mama Janay, is warm, confident and knowledgeable about child development.”

- Pamela

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