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Quality early care and education plays a critical role in supporting your child’s development. It is a building block for your child’s learning and in preparing him/her for both school and lifelong success.

  • 90% of the development of your child’s brain happens before age 5
  • Children who have quality early childhood experiences are more likely to do well in school, graduate from high school and become part of the workforce

To create a more unified birth-to-five early care and education system in New York City, EarlyLearn programs will now be managed by the New York City Department of Education (DOE). This change will not disrupt services for families with children currently enrolled in EarlyLearn programs.

Visit the EarlyLearn NYC page on the DOE website to understand your options, find a program that is right for your family, and enroll your child.


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