The story of C. Gardens Prep School started almost two decades ago with the founding of a small Day Care in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn called Little Dreams. Since that time, Little Dreams expanded and moved several times becoming one of Bay Ridge’s most sought after Child Care Facilities. Now, Little Dreams is thriving at its final location in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn. With no more room for expansion or relocation options, owner Felicia Alfonso, decided to venture to a new location, and establish C. Gardens Prep School on an even larger scale. Felicia and her staff enthusiastically look forward to working in, and becoming an important part of, the community of Lefferts Gardens.

C. Gardens Prep School builds its foundation on years of experience, close parental partnerships, and an expertly qualified staff – all certified by the New York State Department of Education. In keeping with our initial mission and approach to early childhood growth and education, C. Gardens Prep School created a warm and friendly atmosphere to nurture and teach with safety being of the utmost importance. Classroom designs are age appropriate allowing children easy access to the materials required for daily activities. We took great care in designing a comfortable and safe environment for our children – choosing warm, yet effective, lighting to surround them; and offering a newly renovated, spacious backyard play area with state of the art equipment, planting boxes, and a sand box for outdoor play. Closed circuit security cameras monitor all exits and each parent will have security card access.

C. Gardens Prep School’s Curriculum is multifaceted, emphasizing the education of a well rounded child; tending to their emotional, physical, social and intellectual needs. C. Gardens Prep School utilizes proven methods of learning from highly accomplished Educators as well as its own approach on Early Childhood Development. Each child is unique, therefore, methods of teaching should be tailored to their individual needs.


Felicia Alfonso

Some 15 years ago, being a single working parent of two young children, I sought after an extended day program where my children would feel safe and secure, along with offering them a fun and creative environment. After exhausting all my efforts, I realized the best option for my children, as well as many other mothers, was to create this environment myself. After 15 months of diligent work, Little Dreams Day Care and After School came into being. C. Gardens Prep School is a further expansion of this passion.

C. Gardens Prep School in Lefferts Gardens allows me to offer a larger and more fully equipped educational setting, and an encouraging atmosphere for children to think and create. C. Gardens Prep is truly a place where children will feel safe and loved while in our care.

If this is the dream you have for your child, please contact us!



502 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225

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