The Lynn Vanderhall Nursery Co-op 

The Lynn Vanderhall Nursery Co-op provides short-term childcare for children ages 2-5 years old and case management for parents seeking help with substance use, mental health, employment, education/vocation training or fulfillment of other needs in pursuit of self-sufficiency and family stability. 


Our Program

While you engage in employment, education, training or support services, we provide safe, nurturing, short-term childcare.

Children enrolled will be provided with the resources needed to build well-rounded skill sets and reach on-target milestones.


Programming is subject to change based on COVID-19 precautions and information presented by the CDC.


La programación está sujeta a cambios según la información presentada por los CDC.



For parents:

  • Referrals to address medical/substance use/mental health needs
  • Immigration advocacy and referrals for legal assistance
  • Food pantry referrals
  • Bilingual services provided

For children:

  • Learning activities
  • Academic enrichment
  • Development of social, intellectual, physical and emotional skills


Monday through Friday, 9:30am-12:30pm



Andrea Kerr, MA

Family Support Division Director

(516) 485-4289 x 1267

126 N. Franklin Street Hempstead, NY 11550


Erica Schifano, LCSW, CASAC-T

Assistant Vice President-Family Support Division

(516) 485-4289 ext. 1223

126 N. Franklin Street Hempstead, NY 11550


Client Testimonials

“The program is a great asset to me. It helps IMG_3465.jpgnot only my child but me as well.”

“I would recommend this program to anyone who is trying to find work or schooling. It is a wonderful program with wonderful staff who take very good care of the children.”