The Ella Baker/Charles Romain Child Development Center is committed to supporting your professional growth; our philosophies are we believe each child is a unique individual. We strive to provide a loving, nurturing, and creative environment for children. We are sensitive to their social, emotional, intellectual, and physical needs. We provide developmentally appropriate programs that focus on the process of learning while also helping them to enjoy many other successful experiences. We encourage not just learning, but the love of learning. We believe in learning through play.

The strength of our program is the experience, expertise, and dedication of our staff. We support the teachers with training, resources, and the freedom to create a unique learning environment. We provide many opportunities for the teachers to share ideas and grow professionally. Our teachers create a caring and nurturing atmosphere that fosters each child's creativity and positive self-image.

We believe in positive methods of discipline. We establish consistent and appropriate limits to help children function in their world. Our programs are designed to develop in children a sense of independence and responsibility. We strive to strengthen each child's own cultural identity, while instilling a respect for others.

Parents are the most significant adults in a child's life. We strive to create mutual respect between parents and teachers - a partnership for the benefit of the child. We encourage daily communication between parents and center staff. Our doors are open to parents at all times.

Our Center values people: the children in our care, their parents, and our employees. We continually work to earn the trust placed in us. We strive each day to provide the best early childhood educational services possible.

The Ella Baker/Charles Romain Child Development Center is the campus based child care program, which provides both a pre-school and an after school program that meets the needs of both the child and the student parent.

The New York City Department of Health Division of Day Care and the Bureau of Day Camps and After School Program, for children 2-12 years old.

The program runs on a flexible registration system parents register their children based on their college schedule.

The program offers an integrated curriculum, which focuses on the overall development of each child via learning through play.

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Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Extended Day

6:00 pm -10:00 pm

8:00 am - 3:00 pm


8:00 am-3:00 pm