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Early Learning Center


The Early Learning Center at Baruch College provides childcare and education to children aged 2 ½ to 5 years old. The children of Baruch students are accepted throughout the year if space is available. Once children are admitted they have priority for the following semesters. The Center is licensed by the NYC Department of Health and is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The Center's families reflect the rich diversity of Baruch.

The program emphasizes an atmosphere of exploration for children and recognizes the importance of relationships between children and the adults who care for them. We believe children learn through their play and that everyday experiences serve as springboards to readiness skills.
Storytelling time
Arts and crafts A balance of individual and group activities provide children with opportunities to engage in dramatic play, woodworking, cooking, storytelling, care for animals, music, and work with blocks and art materials.

Daily outdoor play and walking trips in the neighborhood extend children's experiences. A children's lending library which includes books, games and puzzles helps connect school to home.

Children's projects are integrated with trips especially for older children throughout the city including: The Big Apple Circus and The Paper Bag Players are well attended annual family trips.
Two classrooms of mixed aged children are staffed by a full-time Lead teacher, a full-time Assistant teacher in addition to a part-time assistant teacher.

Small class size with a high adult to child ratio ensures individual attention to children. Interns, workstudy students and volunteers enrich the program with their energy and enthusiasm.