From Our Editors
It's been nearly a decade since Alpha Kids opened its doors in New York City, and a lot has changed in the intervening years. Not only did the daycare and afterschool program relocate to Wayne, New Jersey, in 2012, but it also began focusing exclusively on kids in early childhood—the 5-or-younger age bracket. Because that formative period is crucial for learning and social development, instructors are driven to make the most of daycare hours. They lead games and activities designed to develop the mind and body, devote time to creative arts and crafts, and teach foreign languages such as Spanish, Russian, Hebrew, and C++.