Long-term goals, long-term learning for our children
Social development. Emotional development. Developing a love of learning. To us, they’re all vital. Our early childhood education programs work to narrow the achievement gap, create opportunities for young learners in our communities, and ensure that every child is prepared for kindergarten and beyond.
We begin partnering with families early in a child’s life. Our programs for children include early childhood mental health counseling, center-based early childhood centers with EarlyLearn, Pre-K, Head Start, and Early Head Start,
In addition to programs for children, we engage expecting mothers and parents with parenting skills workshops, counseling, and network development.
All programs are responsive to the needs of children and families. We are dedicated to teaching and caring for children with different learning approaches, including children with special needs. We integrate mental health screening and care for children and parents, knowing that this investment makes a big difference in young lives. Our staff reflects the diversity of our communities and speak a variety of languages, including English, Spanish, Cantonese, and Mandarin.
Families access our programs in a variety of contexts, including programs for expecting mothers, early childhood centers for children ages 2-5, evidence-based home visiting programs for children ages birth-4, and a family childcare network engaging children in home-based settings and serving Manhattan and Brooklyn residents.
Across our early childhood programs we strive to partner with families to help build strong educational and social-emotional foundations, strengthening our community’s future.