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The Child Care Center

The Lehman College Child Care Center has relocated to its new home on Goulden Avenue between Davis Hall and Shuster Hall. Designed by Brooklyn-based Garrison Architects, the $6.3 million structure includes 12,000 sq. ft of space. It now accommodates up to 140 children in its various all-day and after-school programs, double the capacity of the previous center. The new center features six classrooms; a multipurpose room that can function as a playroom, after-school space or additional classroom; and a natural playground incorporating greenery, boulders and garden space, along with traditional playground equipment. A lobby atrium provides an open stairway to the second floor and skylights that offer a natural ventilation system, as air heated by incoming sunlight is exhausted through the atrium ceiling.

Lush, green vertical gardens, visible from the classrooms, line the east and west facades of the structure and offer both shade and greenery during summer months, while large glass sliding doors bring in daylight for classroom spaces. Materials throughout the center have been chosen for durability and recycled content, continuing a College and CUNY commitment to sustainability.

The center is wheelchair-accessible, with a path of travel from Goulden Avenue to Davis Hall constructed in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and enabling easy access to Davis Hall, the Child Care Center and the rest of the campus.

The center is licensed by the New York City Department of Health, Bureau of Day Care, and accredited for over ten years by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Childcare services during the day are provided for two-to-five-year-olds. Evening programs for children aged five to nine are available to parents attending evening classes at Lehman. Students enrolled in Saturday classes may enroll their four- to nine-year-old children in the Center's Saturday program. Enrollment is based on available spaces and dated applications from a waiting list. The Center has also begun a Sunday program for parents taking classes or involved in other campus activities, such as tutoring or study groups.

Students interested in additional information about the Center, including current rates for full-time and part-time childcare, as well as for the after-school and weekend programs, may call 718-960-8746 for more information.

Last modified: 9/3/2014