NYC Early Education Center

Pre-K For All Program
All children born in 2012 are eligible to enroll
For the free program, parents must register their child by September 29, 2016!

We offer two types of programs:

No Cost Pre-K For All Program

1/2 Day Program: 9:00 am – 11:30 am
No cost full-day program
½ day Pre-K For All + ½ day Hostos Care = total of 6 hours and 20 minutes
(9:00 am – 3:20 pm)
*Additional time for childcare is available through our Hostos Care program within our normal hours, Monday – Friday, 7:50 am – 5:00 pm.

Hostos Care

Toddler Program (children 2 – 3 years of age) &
Preschool Program (children 3 – 4 years of age)
Hostos Children’s Center understands the invaluableness of offering childcare to allow student-parents to attend courses, labs, workshops, meetings with faculty and staff, internships, work-study, campus activities, work, etc. Therefore, parents of toddlers and preschoolers can create their childcare schedule based on their need. Our affordable costs makes it worthwhile for many student-parents to see Hostos Children’s Center as a viable option.
  •  There is no enrollment cutoff date!
  • Your child must be 2 years old prior to first day
  • To reserve your childcare slot, there is a non-refundable registration fee of $50 due at the time of registration
  • Each child must register for a minimum of 6 hours per week. Each child is scheduled on a consistent basis for the entire semester. Hostos Children’s Center does not provide drop-in or babysitting services.

How affordable is our high quality program?

Student-Parents of Toddlers & Preschoolers pay the same rate at Hostos Children's Center. On the market toddler parents pay more!

  • Our daily childcare rate is 72% lower than the average daily market rate for childcare for children ages 2 years old – 5 years old
    • Outside childcare providers charge parents an average of $16.36 per hour, $33 part-day, $50 daily, & $244 weekly
    • Hostos Children’s Center maximum daily rate is $14, which is less than the average hourly market rate of $16.36
3 hours or less $10.00 per day
4 hours – 6 hours $12.00 per day
7 hours – 9 hours $14.00 per day


Financial Aid Eligibility for Childcare

  • We accept the Human Resources Administration (HRA) vouchers
  • We use Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) funds and other funding to further reduce child care fees


Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) - Hostos Community College Children’s Center, Inc. is a participant of this New York State Department of Health program. CACFP is a nutrition education and meal reimbursement program helping providers serve nutritious and safely prepared meals and snacks to children and adults in day care settings.
At no additional costs meals are included based on your child’s schedule (breakfast, lunch, snack)
Metropolitan Food Services, Inc. is the vendor we use for meals.
As long as you are an enrolled Hostos Community College student your child qualifies for our services!