Early Childhood at MCC – Admissions  

We incorporate Early Head Start, Head Start, Univeral Pre-K (3K + UPK), and tuition funding to serve families across the Lower East Side and beyond. Our application guides families through our different enrollment pathways, and can be used to apply to both center-based and home-based seats for Infants, Toddlers and 2s. Applications for 3K and UPK seats are found on the Department of Education’s MySchools website.  

2022-23 Admissions  

We have filled our Infants, Toddlers, 2 and 3s seats for the 2022-23 school year (September 2022 – July 2023), and have some remaining openings for Head-Start eligible families with children born in 2018. If you wish to be considered for the waitlist for this current school year, you may apply below.  

2023-24 Admissions  

The application for Infants, Toddlers and 2s seats for the 2023-24 school year (September 2023 – July 2024) will open December 2022. The application for 3K and UPK will be open winter 2023. Details to come.  


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Contact Us or at (646) 395-4237

Manny Cantor Center is grateful for the generous support of the Jewish Communal Fund as the founding donor of our Infant Toddler Center with a gift made through UJA-Federation of New York, and for the JCF’s support in piloting this new model of family partnership.

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Want to learn more about our family offerings? Check out our Parenting Center!