The 14th Street Y Basketball Court, Pool, and Fitness Studio will be closed for maintenance and upgrades Monday, August 26 – Monday, September 2. Please note that the fitness center is open and fitness classes are running on a modified schedule. For more information, click here

Early Childhood Programs

We believe play is a child’s work

At the 14th Street Y, we believe in supporting the whole family.

Our early childhood education programs draw on children’s inherent curiosity and sense of wonder. We believe children are naturally competent, capable learners with a built-in ability to devise their own ideas and persist in tackling them.

Our approach to learning also emphasizes socialization. Here, children begin to build relationships with peers and with adults other than parents and caregivers, acquiring a set of skills they will carry through life.


Year-long Childhood Education Programs

We are distinguished from other New York City early childhood education programs by providing continuity and depth of care from pre-natal through early childhood within the 14th Street Y’s Parenting, Family, and Early Childhood programs. This is a community every member of your family can count on, from child to caregiver to parent to grandparent. At the 14th Street Y you get an entire community full of Arts + Culture, Community Events, Aquatics Classes, Fitness Classes, and so much more.

Prelude To Preschool

Our signature programs help your child develop confidence, community, and independence during their first experience of school!


No Commitment Necessary

We offer a variety of drop-in classes for members & non-members.

Drop-In Classes


Our early childhood education programs draw on children’s inherent curiosity and sense of wonder.

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Make Connections

We offer many resources for parents of young children, including kids with special needs.

Parenting Support Groups

Early Childhood Classes

From expecting & news parents to mommy & me fitness. We have something for everyone!

Class Details

Fun For Everyone

From bake sales to book fairs, there’s always something fun happening at the 14th Street Y!