Henry Street's two Early Childhood Centers provide a warm and safe environment that supports and enhances the social, physical, intellectual, creative and emotional development of young children. Teachers implement the Creative Curriculum, which fosters the development of a positive self-concept and cognitive skills, with a focus on the creative process, integrating music, movement, drama, and arts and crafts. Both centers are licensed by the New York City Department of Health and meet the requirements of all regulatory agencies.
Henry Street Settlement Day Care Center
Located at 301 Henry Street, this center cares for children between the ages of two and four. Services are available in English, Spanish and Chinese, and fees are charged on a sliding scale according to family income per the Agency for Child Development (ACD) guidelines. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sandy Lo Kwok serves as the Assistant Director.
Universal pre-kindergarten is offered for four-year-old children at 301 Henry Street. This enriched educational program is designed to prepare children for kindergarten and beyond.
Children who turn four by 12/31/13 qualify for the 2013-2014 cycle.
Registration for 2013/14 is over. Stay tuned for information about the next session.
Henry Street Settlement Urban Family School
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, and the immediate community. Funded by the Administration for Children's Services (ACS), the school strives to ease the impact of homelessness with a range of therapeutic, educational and enrichment activities.
Baruch, Wald and Reiss Houses
Family School also has a limited number of slots available for local residents, including residents of the Baruch, Wald and Reiss Houses.