Children's Center Board
are a not-for-profit corporation, dedicated to serving the children
of Purchase College students, faculty, and staff as well as families
of neighboring communities, depending on space availability. In
operation since 1973, the Center also serves as a laboratory where
students may observe young children in connection with specific
courses, internships, or independent studies.
Our two toddler and two preschool programs, accredited by the
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC),
provide a stimulating learning experience for children ranging
in age from 18 months to 5 years. The programs emphasize the development
of a positive self-concept and are designed to facilitate each
childs social, emotional, physical, and cognitive growth.
The staff for each class includes a head teacher, assistant teacher,
and college student assistants.
The Center is open Monday to Friday, 8:00 A.M. 5:15 P.M.
A full-day program is available two, three or five days a week,
from September through July. Tuition for the Purchase College
community is based on a sliding scale according to income.