Bright Horizons continues to offer back-up care during this time while ensuring the health and safety of families and their care providers. Learn more about Bright Horizons benefits.

Finding care for your child at any age can be challenging and stressful, impacting your ability to fully engage with work and research. But here are a few helpful tips that might make your search a little easier. For families with young children, many early childhood programs in NYC begin their admissions process a year before a child enrolls into the program. Open houses generally happen in October and November with applications due in January and admissions notifications sent by February or March. If you’re wondering how to choose a quality early childhood program, Zero to Three offers some key indicators for you to consider.


In NYC there are several types of licensed care settings, including center-based, family child care, school-age child care and summer camp. For full-time faculty, professional research staff and administrators, the Work Life office can be a resource to guide you through your child care search.

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Helga Yuan Larsen, Program Director for Early Childhood & K-12 Education

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Check back periodically for updates on events, gatherings, and programming for parents throughout the semester.

Community Connections

Although NYU does not operate its own child care program, the Work Life office is continually strengthening the university’s relationships with local early childhood programs and organizations that provide after-school programs and summer camps. A few of these programs and organizations even offer special considerations for the NYU community, such as tuition discounts or priority enrollment. Several programs around the Washington Square campus are highlighted here, but you can schedule a consultation to learn about more options in your preferred neighborhood(s).

If you have a care provider that you would like to recommend, please contact the Work Life office at worklife@nyu.edu.

Early Childhood Programs

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