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Early drop off
Families are welcome to utilize our early drop off option on days when schedules and childcare get tricky. Early drop off begins at 8:15am and is charged on a per diem basis.
Extended Day/Lunch Bunch
Families of children in the 3s program can opt to have their child stay for an extended day which includes lunch, rest, an additional gross motor period, and an additional small group work and play time.
Afterschool Enrichment Classes
We offer after school enrichment classes three days a week. Classes rotate in content and include specialties such as Lego Engineering, Storybook Art, Outdoor Adventure Club, and more. There are two Afterschool Enrichment sessions available per day, one from 12:15-1:00 and one from 2:30-3:15.
By prioritizing social and emotional development and the joy of play, CEDS has firmly established itself as a forward-thinking, inclusive community of children, families, and educators
CEDS is a forward-thinking preschool that is committed to providing quality, holistic, and flexible instruction in an environment where children ages 2-5 have the opportunity to fall in love with learning.
CEDS is a down-to-earth, low-pressure community that provides a high-quality education without sacrificing the magic and joy of childhood.
CEDS relies on the wisdom of many different educational philosophies. We maintain a flexible approach to teaching which allows us to constantly improve our methods and best serve each unique child.
Through a flexible teaching approach that focuses not just on the child, but also offers a support network for their families, CEDS is able to take a truly holistic approach to each child’s development and wellbeing.
CEDS serves children of all faiths, backgrounds, and belief systems. We prioritize Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as an important component of their curriculum and community engagement.
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351 E 74th St, New York, NY 10021