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School Routines

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(excerpted from Parent Manual, click here to download full Manual)

All children are expected to arrive on time for class. By arriving promptly, you enable your child to participate fully and set a positive example for their first school experience. Morning meetings in the nursery classrooms will begin 15 minutes after class begins. Please understand that late entry is a distraction to both teacher and students.

Parent Manual

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Please take the time to read the Early Childhood Parent Manual. If you have any questions or concerns (or complements!), feel free to e-mail, call (212) 254-3074 ext 301 or stop by my office (at 177 Sullivan Street).


Rhondell Domilici, Early Childhood Director

Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. Are you a Children’s Aid Society employee? I am not directly employed by The Children’s Aid Society but I am a trusted partner who assists Children’s Aid by answering phones when the Children’s Aid office is closed.
  2. What is The Children’s Aid Society’s mission? Mission: The Children’s Aid Society helps children in poverty to succeed and thrive. We do this by providing comprehensive supports to children and their families in targeted high-needs New York City neighborhoods.

David L. Giordano

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Even now, at age 45, this is one of David Giordano’s most prized memories: it was the All-Star basketball game at the Frederick Douglass Center. Spectators filled the stands; new red, white and blue nets waited for the first baskets of the night. The team’s star player tapped the ball to David, and he let it fly. "Nothin' but net," David thought, as the crowd roared its approval.

"I scored the first two points and my mom jumped and went all crazy," David says. "There was this kind of energy in the place that is still there today."

“I could have been a very angry teen-ager”

Online Communities

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Contact Us

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The Office of Volunteer Services is committed to ensuring that our volunteers have a positive and rewarding experience during their time with us. We provide Children’s Aid programs and staff with access to dedicated individuals looking to donate a portion of their time working directly with and on behalf of our children and families. Currently, the Office of Volunteer Services supports over forty programs and events involving volunteers.

After-School Services

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Walkover Services

We pick up and walk children to the Center from PS 41, PS 3, Little Red Schoolhouse and Our Lady of Pompeii. The fee for this service is $50.00 per course day.

Bus Pick-Ups

Children who attend PS 3, PS 41, PS 150 and PS 11 and who are eligible to ride the Department of Education buses are walked from nearby bus stops. Please check with your child’s school to determine bus eligibility before registering for this service. $50.00 per course day

Contribution Information Disclosure

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The Children’s Aid Society is exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. All contributions over $10.00 will be formally acknowledged. A copy of the most recent annual report is available upon request. Contact:

Celebrating Two Inaugurations

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We are happy to offer the inaugural issue of Partnership Press, an electronic newsletter designed to provide updates and analyses about community schools in New York City as well as across the nation and around the world. We timed our launch to coincide with the presidential inauguration in the U.S., and we chose the theme “Community Schools: Democracy in Action” as a way to highlight one of the key benefits of the community schools strategy − its focus on active citizen engagement in supporting student achievement, family well-being and school success.

After-School Program

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This five day a week program provides a warm, wholesome and structured environment for children during after school hours. The children will participate in structured homework time as well as a variety of classes and recreational activities such as:

  • Sports 
  • Cooking
  • Arts & crafts
  • Learning Center activiites

The emphasis of the After-School Program is on helping children develop social skills and to explore their own creativity.

Snacks are served on a daily basis.

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