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!LEARN MORE
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.Learn More
We offer many resources for parents of young children, including kids with special needs.Parenting Support Groups