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Choosing a childcare center can be a daunting and overwhelming prospect. With more than thirty years of experience behind us, we can answer your questions, provide information and make the process as smooth and effortless a transition as possible for your family.


The Children’s Center at Purchase College provides a stimulating learning experience for children ages eighteen months to five years old. Emphasizing the development of positive self-concept and designed to facilitate each child’s social, emotional, physical, and cognitive growth, the Center offers toddler and preschool programs in four classrooms.


Our staff are well-educated, nurturing and strive to meet each child’s developmental needs in a group setting.  Each class provides one head teacher, one assistant teacher, and college student assistants.


The Center also serves as a laboratory for students performing internships or practicums observing young children in connection with coursework and independent study.


A board of directors comprised of Purchase College faculty, staff, students, and community parents governs the Center.


We’re open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:15 pm. Full-day programs are available two, three, or five days a week for three calendar periods  (academic, modified, or extended).


Tuition for Purchase College affiliates is based on a sliding scale according to income, and community members pay a flat fee. Although the College provides The Children’s Center with space and maintenance privileges, the Center is totally self-dependent for funding with not-for-profit status.


Please call us or send an email to speak with me or to schedule a tour. We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have.



Penny Rose                                                   Cindy Quiroa
Administrative Director                       Educational Director

The Children’s Center is licensed by NYSOCFS and is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

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