Henry Street Settlement opens doors of opportunity for Lower East Side residents and other New Yorkers through social services, arts, and health care programs.
The Henry Street Early Childhood Center at 301 Henry Street is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
The Henry Street Early Childhood Center aims to provide a caring, inventive, and challenging curriculum along with stimulating activities for children ages two to four 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 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 and experiential education.
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 multilingual and are able to communicate in English, Spanish, and Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin). Fees may be applied as per the most current Department of Education (DOE) guidelines among other eligibility factors.
The center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Full Early Childhood Center hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and extended hours may be provided based on family need and availability.