Early Childhood Education

High quality and individualized learning for young children

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What We Do

Our seven early childhood centers support the cognitive, social, creative and physical development of children ages 2 to 5.  Our Family Child Care Network prepares community members to establish and run their own home-based child care businesses, serving children ages 8 weeks to 3 years in an educationally stimulating home-based setting.

Did you know that Union Settlement is the tenth-largest provider of early childhood education services in NYC?

Our Early Childhood Education programs serve over 700 young children each year.

Our Family Child Care Network trains qualified community members to start their own home-based childcare centers.

Did you know Union Settlement helped developed the model for early childhood asthma tracking and training in NYC?

Our seven East Harlem Early Childhood Centers are located on the eastside between 97th Street and 122nd Street.

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Services & Programs

All child care centers and home care providers are licensed by the Department of Health and provide hot, nutritious meals to all participants. Because parent involvement is essential to child development, we encourage and welcome parents in all aspects of our programs.

Early Childhood Education Centers

Our mission is to provide children with a well-rounded program that includes all aspects of learning. Children receive individualized instruction that includes cognitive, social, creative and physical development. Five of our early childhood education centers operate from 8AM to 6PM and two operate from 8AM to 4:30PM. All programs are open year round.

We serve 500 children and their families in seven centers. Teachers in our pre-school program assist children ages 2 to 5 in a stimulating social and educational environment. 

Family Child Care Network

Union Settlement’s Family Child Care Network prepares community members to establish and run their own home-based child care businesses. Our providers care for children ages 8 weeks to 3 years in an educationally stimulating home-based setting.

Open House/Meet and Greet Events

Parents and their children are welcome to visit the center, meet our teachers and explore the classrooms. Events will be posted online and announced in person.


For more information on any Early Childhood program, contact:

Administrative Assistant
(212) 828-6029

Director of Child Care Services

Michelle Paige
mpaige@unionsettlement.org
(212) 828-6083

Hear what one of our parents has to say about Union Settlement Childcare.