Henry Street Settlement opens doors of opportunity for Lower East Side residents and other New Yorkers through social services, arts, and health care programs.
Early Childhood Education
The Henry Street Early Childhood Center aims 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.
Henry Street Settlement Early Childhood Center
Located at 301 Henry Street, this six-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.
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.