We’re pleased to announce that we will be installing brand new tiles on our rooftop flooring. This work will begin Sunday, April 22 through mid-May. While we understand the temporary closure of the roof may be an inconvenience to our members, we hope that you will join us on the renovated roof for our spring and summer programs and events!

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!