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.  

Bright Horizons Care Advantage

Online child care database for in-home and center based care, including priority enrollment, and discounts. 

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Information Request Form

If you are a Columbia affiliate and would like to request information on early education and child care, please complete the School & Child Care Search Service's Information Request Form. 

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Expectant and New Parents

Learn about University benefits, programs, and services: For Faculty & Staff and For Students. Also, find local online parent groups and listservs here.

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Back-up Care

Back-Up Care Advantage Program® Resources include online caregiver database, tutoring/test prep services, priority enrollment, and tuition discounts at Bright Horizons Centers.

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Babysitting Information

Looking for occasional care? Check out Barnard Works or Sittercity

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Early Education and Child Care Lists

Download or view lists of programs near Columbia campuses.