Margaret Rooney, Executive Director
Location: Building 2R
Phone: (718) 982.3190
The Children's Center provides quality
child care and early childhood education programs for children
of students including undergraduate, graduate students and students enrolled in other programs at the College of Staten Island. The Center offers
an infant/toddler program,
program, and a school
age program, all featuring hands on learning experiences
in a caring, well-supervised environment.
The Center is licensed by the New York City Department of Health, Bureau of Day
Care, and is sponsored by the College of Staten Island Association, Inc. All
child care programs are partially supported by state and federal funds. The Universal
Prekindergarten program is funded by the New York City Department of Education.
The availability of these programs is contingent upon continued funding by these
The infant/toddler program is offered for children from
6 to 24 months*. These very young
children explore the world around them under the watchful eyes of an experienced,
The Center currently offers the five-day universal prekindergarten
program in cooperation with the New York City Department of Education.
Children who are four years of age by December 31st of the calendar
year may register for this program. Student/Parents may extend their child’s day, outside of these hours, to meet their class needs.
preschool program for children from 2 to 6 years of age* focuses
on the individual development of each child in the cognitive,
social, emotional, and physical areas.
The school age program for children from 5 to 9 years of age* involves an array
of creative and problem solving activities as well as homework assistance and
* Ages as of September 1st of the calendar year.
The director and head teachers are experienced professional educators certified
in Early Childhood or Elementary Education. Each preschool classroom is staffed
by a head teacher and an assistant teacher.