Children Center student Akila
The Children’s Center understands the value of offering childcare to allow student-parents to attend courses, labs, workshops, meetings with faculty and staff, internships, work-study, campus activities, work, etc. Parents of infants, toddlers and preschoolers can create their childcare schedule based on their needs. Our affordable tuition makes it worthwhile for many student-parents, faculty, and staff to see the Children’s Center as a viable option.

There is no enrollment cutoff date!

We have available funding for eligible students to cover a percentage or all, of their childcare tuition. Please speak with our Parent and Family Coordinator to learn more. 

As long as you are an enrolled Hostos Community College student and you are a registered member of the HCC community, your child qualifies for our services!

Every child is unique and different.  They each have different strengths and challenges.  Our goal is to address and support the needs of every child, through differentiated instruction and hands-on curriculum implementation.  The staff at the Children’s Center acknowledge and embrace student diversity while implementing a student-centered approach to education.  We strive to meet each child where they are; cognitively, developmentally, as well as socially and emotionally.  The Center’s focus is on active learning and we have high expectations for our students, staff, and families.  Our ideal environment is safe, nurturing, stimulating, and engaging, which motivates children to learn.
 At the HCC Children’s Center, we utilize the Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers, Two’s, and Preschoolers.  The goal of the Creative Curriculum is to help children become independent, self-confident, inquisitive and enthusiastic learners by actively exploring their environment. Through a series of investigate studies on various themes; children deeply explore topics that build on a foundation in math, science, literacy, social studies, art, and technology. As students explore each thematic unit, they will be exposed to diverse cultures, languages, family compositions, disabilities, and religions within the classroom.  This will encourage empathy, understanding, and acceptance of all differences and will be exhibited through the transformation of centers/learning areas and student work. 

The Creative Curriculum helps teachers interact with every child in ways that promote their overall development and learning, foster children's social competence, support children's learning through play, create rich environments for learning, and forge strong home-school connections.