Early Childhood Center Programs

The Brooklyn College Early Childhood Center is open for the 2024–25 school year enrolling Brooklyn College student families, staff, faculty, and community. Priority will be given to full-time Brooklyn College students who are grant eligible.

Hours of Operation


  • Mondays–Fridays: 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. (fees apply)
  • Extended hours, Mondays–Fridays: 3–4:30 p.m. (fees apply)

Universal Pre-K

  • Mondays–Fridays: 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. (no fees apply)
  • Extended hours, Mondays–Fridays: 3–4:30 p.m. (fees apply)

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Early Childhood Education/Art Education

Our Classrooms

Fours/Pre-K classroom
Our state-funded pre-k classroom will be open to Brooklyn College and community families and follows the DOE calendar.

Mixed Age Twos/Threes classroom
Our Twos/Threes classroom will welcome students ages two to three.

Ones classroom
Our Ones classroom welcomes children who have turned one and are walking.

Infants ClassRoom
The Infants Classroom enrolls children beginning at four months of age.

About Us

The Early Childhood Center (ECC) Programs at Brooklyn College were established in 1953 as the Laboratory School of the Early Childhood School of Education.

The center provides a space for students to explore questions of child development and to study the contributions of educational, social, and cultural environments to support children’s growth and learning. The ECC offers day programs for infants, toddlers, and preschool-age children. Parents and family members are actively involved in their children’s education at the center. The ECC also offers instructional, observational, and research opportunities for students, interns, and faculty at Brooklyn College.

The learning experiences of our program follow developmentally appropriate practices both indoors and outside. Children learn and develop through play. At the ECC, outdoor time is considered a natural extension of the indoor work and play of the children. All developmental areas are addressed and learning is fully experienced within multiple domains of development—including but not limited to gross and fine motor explorations, cognition and perception, language and communicative skills, social/emotional development, and sensory integration.

Our indoor and outdoor environments support maximum creativity and imagination where bodies, minds, and spirits are fostered and informed by research and practices from a variety of local and international pedagogies that are committed to improving early childhood education and care for ethnically and linguistically diverse young children, with and without special needs, and their families. The ECC is rooted in a commitment to the inclusion and celebration of differences of all kinds, to multilingual and multicultural education, and to early intervention. In service of these goals the arts, aesthetic education, and play are at the heart of the ECC curriculum.

Contact Information

1604 James Hall
Brooklyn, New York 11210
P: 718.951.5431
F: 718.951.4658

Office Manager

Geeta Latchman

Administrative Assistant

Cathleen Philbert

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