REVISED Early Education and Child Care

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Columbia Affiliated Early Learning Centers

These affiliated, but independent, centers serve many Columbia families and are located on or near Columbia's Manhattan campuses. 

Center Based Early Education and Child Care

Centers are often referred to as nursery schools, preschools and child care centers interchangeably. 

Family and Group Family Child Care

Programs licensed to serve between eight and twelve children in the home of the child care provider.

In-Home Child Care

Care takes place in the child’s home.

NYC DOE 3-K and Pre-K Programs

Public tuition-free programs for three- and four-year-olds.  For NYC residents only.  

Early Childhood Divisions of Continuing Schools

Some independent and faith-based schools have early childhood programs.  

Caregiving Programs & Resources

Including Back-Up Care, discounts, and priority enrollment at participating centers. 

 

Additional Resources

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Early Education and Child Care Lists

Lists of programs near Columbia campuses.  

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Expectant and New Parents Guides
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Back-Up Care

Temporary, short-term care when normal arrangements are interrupted (eligibility requirements).

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Komae Cooperative Child Care

Flexible child care app for Columbia families.

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Parent Connection

Connect with other Columbia parents!  

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Babysitting

Need occasional care? Access Sittercity or post to Barnard's job platformContact BeyondBarnard for instructions.     

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Local online parenting groups
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2022 Baby Shower Resource List

From Baby Shower Event hosted by Work/Life in Spring 2022.

Connect with the School & Child Care Search Service!