Affiliated Early Learning Centers

Located near Columbia campuses, Affiliated Early Learning Centers are independent programs serving Columbia families and those living around Columbia’s campuses. The University provides some support to these centers for use in a variety of ways including facilities maintenance, programming, and/or financial aid. The centers vary in their programming, hours, age range of students, and tuition.  In addition to the list below, an Excel spreadsheet of the Affiliated Learning Centers is available for download

Unless noted below, the programs have both part-time and full-day enrollment options as well as part-time summer programs.

These centers offer early notification of admissions decisions to applicant families who are current or prospective faculty, staff, or students of Columbia.

Affiliated Early Learning Centers

Children's Learning Center

Arts-oriented and play-based learning
90 LaSalle Street
Tel: 212-663-9318
Starting Age: 6 months - 5 years
8:30-5:30
Financial Aid: Yes
Summer Program: Yes

Columbia Greenhouse Nursery School

Part-time and play-based learning
404 West 116th Street
Tel: 212-666-4796
Starting Age: 2 - 5 years
9:00 - 3:15
Financial Aid: Yes
Summer Program: Yes

 

Family Annex

Reggio Emilia approach to curriculum
560 West 113th Street
Tel: 212-749-3271
Starting Age: 17 months - 4.5 years
8:00-5:45
Financial Aid: Yes
Summer Program: Yes

Lamont-Doherty/Bright Horizons Child Development Center

Play-based learning with developmental curriculum
135 Route 9W
Palisades, NY 10964
Tel: 845-848-2665
Starting Age: 6 weeks to 5 years
8:00 - 6:00
Financial Aid: Yes
Summer Program: Yes

Medical Center Nursery School

Play-based learning with developmental curriculum
60 Haven Avenue
Tel: 212-304-7040
Starting Age: 2 - 5 years
8:00-5:30
Financial Aid: Yes
Summer Program: Yes

Park West Montessori School

Montessori certified program fostering 
life-long learning
435 Central Park West
TeL: 212-678-9006
Starting Age: 3 months - 5 years
8:00-5:30
Financial Aid: Yes
Summer Program: Yes

Red Balloon Day Care Center

Play-based learning in a full year program
560 Riverside Drive
Tel: 212-663-9006
Starting Age: 2 - 5 years
8:00-6:00
Financial Aid: Yes
Summer Program: Yes

Riverside Montessori School

Montessori certified program fostering
life-long learning
202 Riverside Drive
Tel: 212-665-1600
Starting Age: 3 months - 5 years
8:00-3:30
Financial Aid: Yes
Summer Program: Yes

Tompkins Hall Nursery and Childcare Center

A play-based program for infants, toddlers, and 
preschoolers affording children opportunities
to develop peer relationships, play creatively
and integrate into a group experience
21 Claremont Ave
Tel: 212-854-9601
Starting Age: 3 months - 5 years
8:30-5:30
Financial Aid: Yes
Summer Program: Yes

Early Learning Programs at Columbia University

The following programs are at Barnard or Teachers College and serve Columbia and the community.

Barnard Center for Toddler Development

A first school experience for parents
and toddlers in a Barnard College lab
environment researching early 
development and parenting
3009 Broadway
Tel: 212-854-8275
Starting Age: 19 months - 2 years, 10 months
9:30-11:45, 1:30-3:45
Financial Aid: Yes
Summer Program: N/A

Hollingworth Preschool

A university based lab school
run by Teachers College providing
developmentally appropriate curriculum
to nurture children's development
309 Main Hall
525 West 120th Street
Tel: 212-678-3403
Starting Age: 3 - 5 years
8:30-11:30, 11:45-4:00
Financial Aid:Yes
Summer Program:Yes

The Rita Gold Early Childhood Center, Teachers College

A Teachers College research practicum
site promoting growth and development
of infants, toddlers and preschoolers
and their families
525 West 120th Street
Thorndike Hall
Tel: 212-678-3013
Starting Age: 2 months - 5 years
8:45-5:00
Financial Aid: Yes
Summer Program: Yes