District News

Child Care Services Around Lincoln Square

Aug 24, 2020
child care professional wearing a mask holding a baby

As parents may be heading back to work and the school season is approaching, families may be struggling to find child care for their young children.

The West Side YMCA (5 West 63rd Street) is planning to reopen their Early Childhood Center on Tuesday, September 8. Full- or part-time programs are available for children ages 12 months to four years old. Limited spots are available. Click here for more information.

Bright Horizons (910 9th Avenue) is also open and enrolling, offering educational programs and care for infants, toddlers, and pre-school children. To learn more about enrollment, call 877-542-5285 or visit their website.

And, registration for fall tours at the Saul and Carole Zabar Nursery School at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan (334 Amsterdam Avenue) will begin on September 8. In the meantime, you can check out their classrooms on a virtual tour.

Goddard Riverside offers Comprehensive Early Childhood Education Programs for children from ages two to five years old at their Early Childhood Center (243 West 64th Street). The center uses the Creative Curriculum as a foundation for classroom activities that promote intellectual, social, emotional and physical growth through hands-on exploration of science, nature and art. The children also benefit from Goddard Riverside’s partnerships with local museums, schools, and social service and health organizations such as Cool Culture. Learn more and find out how to apply here. 

The following places also have daycare and nursery schools that may be of interest: Congregation Habonin (103 West End Avenue), Stephen Wise Free Synagogue (30 West 68th Street), and the Day School at Christ and St. Stephen's (122 West 69th Street). This is by no means a comprehensive list, for more information go to: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/services/child-care.page.

You may be eligible for a child care subsidy. Subsidized child care programs are supported by NYC Children’s Services and provide low-income families with affordable child care options, while supporting the emotional and social development needs of children. Click here to see if you qualify for a subsidy.

Photo credit: Bright Horizons