Day Care Program

Taft Early Childhood Center uses field trips, art projects and cultural programs to stimulate education and spark the imagination.

For example, each month is assigned a specific theme. For the theme "All about You," children create collages and poems about themselves, their lives and families. During Fire Safety month children practice fire drills and visit a local fire station. During Hispanic culture month, children learn songs and stories in Spanish.

Field trips

Outings are a frequent part of the daily schedule and offer children a safe and supervised introduction to the cultural richness of their home community and city. Past outings have included the following New York cultural landmarks:

  • The Bronx Zoo
  • The American Museum of Natural History
  • The New York Transit Museum
  • El Museo del Barrio
  • New York Aquarium

Early Childhood Features

  • A creative curriculum
  • Three spacious classrooms
  • Professionally trained staff with licensed group teachers
  • Breakfast, lunch and a healthy snack prepared on-premises
  • Complete facilities for art, music, dance and dramatic play
  • Warm, nurturing environment
  • Monthly parent meetings


program is:

  • Ongoing throughout the year
  • Open to children from 2-5 years old
  • Free of charge or a small fee for families who meet all HRA/ACS requirements are Head Start eligible.
  • Licensed by the New York City Department of Health

Learn More

To learn more about The Taft Daycare Center, e-mail or call (212) 831-0556.