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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.
NYU/University Settlement Family Child Care Program
Families Caring for Children in the Neighborhood
In 2007, New York University and University Settlement joined efforts to expand child care options in the area by developing high quaility family child care programs with you, your child and your family in mind.
Special program characteristics include:
  • Priority placement for children of NYU faculty, staff, and students
  • Nurturing environments tailored for small groups of children, 6 weeks through 4 years of age
  • Professional child care providers licensed by the NYC Department of Health
  • Bi-weekly individualized coaching and support from an early childhood education specialist
  • Bi-monthly workshops focus on curriculum implementation, child development, creative problem-solving, and more
  • On-going evaluation of the providers' care and educational practice, the child care environment, and children's developmental progress
  • Rates for full-time care (9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) range from $300 to $450 per week.

For more information contact, Takiema Bunche-Smith,

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