The Family Center is a nurturing, supportive learning community for families who are looking for a childcare or daycare option that provides something more for you and your child. Under the care and supervision of our highly qualified teachers and child development experts, children ages 6 months through 5 years are encouraged to make meaning of the world around them by exploring their environment, interacting with their peers, and learning about the diversity within their community. Serving approximately 56 families each year, our early childhood program on New York City’s Upper West Side includes two infant and toddler classrooms (children under 3) and two preschool classrooms (children ages 3-5).
Families may apply to either our General Education Program or our Preschool Special Education Program. Our fully inclusive setting means that children in both programs share the same classroom, and teachers individualize activities to meet each child’s physical, emotional, language, and cognitive needs.
The Family Center understands that family members are the most important people in the lives of young children. We invite and encourage you to visit and participate throughout the day.
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How to Apply
All applications are due by December 1 for entry the following year. Children must be aged 6 months – 4.9 years as calculated in September. The program is open from September to mid-August.
Tuition assistance is available. Scholarships are based on financial need, and any family may apply.