Local Child Care Programs

There are over 70 center-based programs and half a dozen family child care programs in close proximity to New York University. The University has a long history of supporting community-based organizations and over the years a close working relationship has evolved with a number of the local child care programs.

Below is a small sampling of center-based early childhood programs on or in close proximity to the Washington Square campus. Some provide priority spaces to NYU faculty and staff. For additional resources, contact Carebridge Life Resources.

On Campus

University Plaza Nursery School

Silver Towers - 110 Bleecker Street
For more information, call 212-677-3916

"A parent cooperative providing a creative nurturing and enriching program."

  • Serving children 2-5 years
  • Monday through Friday: 9-3
  • Extended day (3 to 5.00pm) option available
  • School year program from September to end of June
  • Summer program available
  • Priority given to NYU faculty and staff

Creative Steps Early Care and Education Center

a program of University Settlement

4 Washington Square Village

For more information, call 212-982-2273

  • Serving children 12 months through 4 years
  • Monday to Friday 9am-3pm, early drop off (8-9)
  • Extended day option to 6pm
  • Part-time scheduling available
  • Summer Program

In Neighborhood

Barrow Street Nursery School

27 Barrow Street
For more information, call 212-633-1203

"Child-centered [program] to bring out each child's special interests and abilities."

  • Serving children 2 through 5 years
  • Part day and school day programs
  • Enrichment classes offered midday
  • Summer day camp

Manhattan Kids Club

350 Avenue of the Americas

For more information, call 212-677-0608

  • Enrolls children 3 months through 4 years
  • Monday to Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Full day, part-week option available
  • Year 'round program

Sara Curry Preschool at Little Missionary Day Nursery

93 St. Mark's Place
For more information, call 212-633-1203

"Provides a supportive environment where children can express their feelings freely and learn to express the feelings of others."

  • Serving children 2 through 4 years
  • Part day and school day programs
  • Extended day available 3-6 pm
  • Summer day camp