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Early Childhood Education

Hudson Guild provides high quality care to 2, 3, and 4 year-old children year round, offering Head Start, Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) and NYC Early Learn child care.

Our nurturing environment fosters independence for kids, promoting the development of school readiness and social-emotional skills. Skilled teachers, bright classrooms and healthy meals are all part of the child’s experience, as we encourage them towards life-long learning.

To address each child’s health, development and education needs, Hudson Guild uses lesson planning and curriculum tools from a range of local and national experts, including:
Healthy Eating for a Healthy Start (Children’s Museum of Manhattan and the United Way)
Eat Well Play Hard (NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene)
Go Smart (National Head Start Association)
Safe Touch Curriculum (New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children)
Social Emotional Reading Curriculum, (Morningside Center for Social Responsibility).

Children in Hudson Guild’s Early Childhood Education Program represent the diverse cultural, economic and backgrounds of our community, and our centers are located in multiple locations on the West Side of Manhattan. Children in our program enter kindergarten demonstrating age-appropriate skills in language and literacy, cognition and general knowledge, physical well-being and motor development, and social and emotional development.




Our Early Childhood Program Offers:
Quality Teaching and Play
Social/Emotional Development Programming
School Readiness Educational Instruction
Safe, Clean and Nurturing Classrooms
Qualified and Experienced Teaching Staff
Community Resources
Multicultural and Bi-Lingual Staff
Services for Children with Special Needs
Low-Cost and Free Care
Expert Staff in the Areas of Health, Nutrition, Mental Health, and Child Development
Free, Nutritious Meals that Reflect Diverse Cultures




Hudson Guild meets standards as set by Head Start, NYC Administration for Children’s Services Early Learn, New York State Prekindergarten foundation for the Common Core, the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), Health Code Article 47 by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the New York City Food Standards “Growing Healthy Children”.

Click here to enroll your child today!
School Readiness Goals for 3 and 4-year-olds (2016-2017)
School Readiness Goals for Toddlers (2016-2017)
Click here to read our Head Start Annual Report (2016).

Our Early Childhood Education sites are:

Children’s Center                                    Elliott Center
459 West 26th Street                           441 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001                              New York, NY 10001
212-760-9830                                              212-760-9800

Clinton Center                                         Amsterdam Center
410 West 40th Street                          206 West 64th Street
New York, NY 10018                              New York, NY 10023
646-649-2351                                              646-480-8262

To learn more about registering your child into our program contact us at 212-760-9830 or stop by during walk-in hours.