THE CHILDREN'S CENTER AT PURCHASE COLLEGE, INC.


735 Anderson Hill Rd, Purchase, NY 10577   Tel: (914) 251-6895  
Director: Patricia Amanna, Ed.D.   

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We 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 child’s 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.