The Children's Center

The Children's Center at Purchase College is a childcare center located on the Purchase College Campus. The center is licensed by the Office for Children and Family Services and accredited by the National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). We provide full-time childcare for children between 18 months and 5 years of age.

A full-time staff of teachers, a director, an assistant director, and an administrative assistant provide the core staff. Because of the college affiliation, there are also student assistants with regular hours during the academic year. In addition to paid student staff, some students come to the center to augment their coursework in psychology, social science, education, and related fields.

Another result of the affiliation with the college is that the center's schedule derives from the schedule of the college. Extended schedules are available for families needing care beyond the academic calendar.