For more than 50 years, The Children's Aid Society East Harlem Center has served the diverse and changing needs of area children and families through its multi-service, community-based programming. Our innovative, supportive and cutting-edge services are designed to meet the collective and individually dynamic needs of the East Harlem community. Programs offered include:

  • Head Start early childhood classes
  • Universal Pre-Kindergarten
  • After-school and Bridge programs
  • Adolescent services/teen programming
  • Saturday program sports and recreation
  • Saturday program for deaf and hard of hearing chldren and teens
  • Educational and career readiness
  • Adult English as a Second Language (ESL) classes
  • Computer classes
  • Mental health services

Our highly dedicated, qualified and diverse staff emphasize:

  • High expectations
  • Healthy relationships
  • Positive self-image and esteem
  • Promotion of healthy lifestyles and physical well-being
  • Strengthened academic skills
  • Development of interests and creativity
  • Respect for diversity

The East Harlem Center takes responsibility for helping children successfully progress through each developmental stage while incorporating opportunities for personal growth in all areas that are essential to become a happy, healthy and productive adult.

Center Director

David L. Giordano