Our Work with Schools and Communities

Guttman Center for Early Care & Education

The Guttman Center for Early Care & Education at Bank Street is dedicated to partnering with communities of early child care professionals to positively influence the life trajectory of young children. The Center provides a five-month, cost-free professional development program to caregivers of infants and toddlers and leaders of early child care programs.

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Forward Together: The Guttman Center

The strength of the Guttman Center lies in its caregiver-centered approach to educating adults. Through listening to educator’s stories, evaluating their needs and priorities, and actively including them at every stage of the creation of the program, we are able to build a living model for professional development that is rooted in relevance and respect. Our curriculum begins with early childhood development and continues with how to build resilience, create responsive environments, and engage families. Our coaching model assists caregivers in translating class content into their individual programs and guides them in identifying strategies for strengthening their practice.

Arts East New York Combats Veiled Gentrification

The creators and owners of Arts East New York reflect on some commonly held misconceptions about the community, the work being done to counter gentrification, and their efforts to highlight the vibrant art scene in the neighborhood.