Early Childhood Education

The Henry Street Early Childhood Centers aim to provide a challenging and inventive curriculum along with stimulating activities for children ages two (2) to four (4) years old.  Our classrooms are designed to expand, awaken and enlighten the minds of every child who attends, and we provide age appropriate support in social, emotional, physical, cognitive and language development skills for our children in order to establish and provide the highest quality early childhood education in a secure environment.
We firmly believe that children learn best when they are in an environment which is both inspiring and nurturing, and at Henry Street Settlement, our Preschool and Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) programs are designed to give each child a high-quality, experiential education.

Interested in applying?  Fill out the questionnaire here and someone from our excellent Early Childhood Education team will be in touch with you within 48 hours.

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Henry Street Settlement Day Care Center

Located at 301 Henry Street, this 5 classroom center allows children to explore concepts within the realm of Early Childhood Development, such as numeracy, science, and early phonemic awareness, through active play.  Staff members are multi-lingual and are able to communicate in available in English, Spanish and Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin).   Fees may be applied as per the most current Agency for Children’s Services (ACS) guidelines among other eligibility factors. 

The center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Henry Street Settlement Urban Family School

While also focusing on Early Childhood Development, The Urban Family School provides full-day childcare services for children who reside in the Urban Family Center, Henry Street's temporary shelter for homeless families, as well as the surrounding community, including the Baruch, Wald and Riis Houses.  Also, funded by the Administration for Children's Services (ACS), the school strives to ease the impact of homelessness by utilizing a range of therapeutic, educational and enrichment activities.

This center is also open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Universal Pre-Kindergarten

Children in Universal Pre-Kindergarten receive developmentally appropriate educational enrichment and instruction to prepare them for success in Kindergarten and beyond.  Universal Pre-Kindergarten hours are 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday.   Full Early Childhood Center hours are 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and extended hours may be provided based on family need and availability.

Universal Pre-Kindergarten slots are available for eligible four (4) year old children at both Henry Street Early Childhood Center locations.  For more information or to enroll, call 212.253.1595 or stop by 301 Henry Street.