HRA Back to Work Program

We employ the community we serve. If you are currently on public assistance, have an interest in childcare, and your child attends our school, we are a back to work facility. We will help train you for a career in childcare.

Quality Stars

How do you know if what your children is learning in preschool meets the National Standard? 

Quality Stars is a national independent company that rates a preschool from 1-5 stars to let you know how a school is doing. We have partnered with them down to the design of the school to ensure your child is getting the highest quality education not only locally but nationally.

Literacy INC.

Literacy INC. is a non-profit organization which works with schools, early childhood centers and family-facing organizations to strengthen literacy learning environments. Literacy Inc. comes into our school weekly to read stories to the children, dress up as themed characters of the book they are reading, and also do workshops for the parents to teach them how to read to their children.

Smile New York

Healthy teeth are an essential part of a child’s development especially when it comes to speech and behavior. We have partnered with Smile Dentist who come out to the school every six months to do routine cleanings. They also point out some things that may need to be addressed such as cavities and things of that nature. 

To fill those cavities and maintain healthy teeth, we have partnered with Dr. Greene. A local dentist that specializes in working with children.

Bayview Dental Dr. Marcia Greene 718.273.8686 736 Castleton Avenue

Island Kids Pediatrics

We know how hard it is to find a great pediatrician with flexible hours that takes all insurance plans. Well, we have found one and partnered with them. Island Pediatrics will give same day, weekend, and evening appointments at any of their 3 locations. More importantly, this partnership allows the school faster access to your child’s medical records should the school need them. Just mention your child attends YMIM.

Testing Mom

There has been a lot of talk recently about how unfair the Gifted and Talented test is for black and brown children. Also, how they are unable to compete because they don’t have access to great test prep. 

We have partnered with Testing Mom, the leader in gifted and talented test prep. Every Saturday morning, once your child turns four years old, we will have a Testing Mom teacher come into the school and specifically work on passing the test. This is in addition to what the school is doing daily.

Regina Caterers

We know what your child eats is very important, but it must also taste good. We have partnered with Regina Caterers, a family owned company that gives us the highest quality food and also tastes great. Their goal when designing the menus is to find the right balance between nutritional value and child friendliness.

Challenge: Early Intervention Center

Is my child developmentally keeping up with other children their age? Is he/she meeting their milestones? These are questions that many parents have asked. To help with these concerns, we have partnered with Challenge Early Intervention Center, a full-service early intervention center. 

Services Offered at Challenge

  • Developmental Evaluations
  • Speech/Language, Feeding, Audiology & Vision Services
  • Physical and Occupational Therapy
  • Assistive Technology Devices & Services
  • Psychology & Social Work Services
  • Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA)
  • Special Education
  • Nutrition Counselling
  • Service Coordination (Initial and Ongoing)
  • Family Support / Counselling
  • Parent /Caregiver Workshops & Support Groups

Challenge Early Intervention Center will do it all! No need to be nervous. We will be with you every step of the way; everything right down to the evaluation.

Words N motion

Is your child three years old or older? Does he/she still not speak or is not speaking clearly? Has behavior become an issue? Would you like for your child to be evaluated? We have partnered with Words N motion. A full-service provider specializing in children above the age of three years old. Special Education Services, including diagnostic evaluations are at no cost to parents.


  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Special Education
  • Counseling
  • SEIT (A Special Education Itinerant Teacher (SEIT) provides specialized individual or group instruction and/or indirect services to preschool students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).