- Note: The 14th Street Y will be closed on Thursday, November 23 for Thanksgiving. We will resume normal operating hours on Friday, November 24. Have a safe and happy holiday!
About The Parenting, Family, and Early Childhood Center
The Parenting Family and Early Childhood Center at the 14th Street Y of New York has been in existence for almost 25 years. The Parenting Center came into being with the recognition that it was not enough to just have classes for families. What families need are activities for their children but also support, inspiration, connection, sharing of ideas, and finding meaning in their lives through community. We provide an environment which fosters friendships. Many of our families meet their closest friends here and continue supporting one another for many years through the different stages of their lives.
The Parenting Family & Early Childhood Center offers expectant mothers, new moms, dads, second- time parents, and caregivers a variety of educational and nurturing programs and classes for young children in the downtown area. Programs include parent/child classes for babies and toddlers, a gradually separating preschool prep program (2x2), toddler camps, a Preschool and a program for children with special needs.
Jewish and Reggio values of respect, listening, well being, and community are central to our mission and are infused throughout our programming.
Our professional, caring and nurturing staff has a strong grounding in the arts and provides a safe and nurturing environment for children to explore, play, learn, and develop friendships.