At Manny Cantor Center, we believe that all children and families should have opportunities for wonder, creativity, play, and connection.
We offer full-day care in our infant, toddler, and preschool programs, as well as parent-and-me classes, after-school enrichment, and more!
EARLY CHILDHOOD @ MCC
Infants, Toddlers, and Twos
We empower our youngest learners to discover and explore in our Reggio-inspired classrooms that encourage curiosity and creativity. All classes engage in gross motor activities, studio art, and music classes as a part of our curriculum. Classrooms have a low child-to-teacher ratio and provide diapers, two meals, and snacks daily. Early Head Start seats are available for income-eligible families at no cost.
Universal 3K and UPK with NYCPS
Our free preschool program for 3- and 4-year-olds encourages students to follow their curiosities into project-based learning that focuses on developing school readiness skills. The preschool program is also Reggio inspired and includes studio art, music, and gross motor play. Students play outside, weather permitting, and all meals and snacks are provided throughout the school day from our kosher, pescatarian kitchen.
PARENTING CLASSES @ THE ASKWITH KENNER FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER
Parenting @ MCC features content-based playgroups for toddlers and their caregivers on weekdays and weekends. The Family Resource Center offers classes in music, movement, and yoga which are available for children ages 0 to three years.
KIDFIT @ MCC FITNESS
Kids can run, jump, dance, and slide their way into action-packed classes to keep moving and shaking that energy out! With MCC Fitness, your kids will be challenged, and learn to work together as a team. Classes focus on skill-building, executive function, agility, and confidence-building for ages 3 to 6.
ART CLASSES @ EA ART SCHOOL
Kids ages 8 through teens can explore creativity and self-expression with classes in drawing, graphic novel design, and hand-building with clay! EA Art School welcomes students of all skill levels. Classes feature small groups with personalized instruction.