Our Programs


Hamilton-Madison House Early Childhood has been in existence for over 60 years providing quality Early Care and Education programs to children in the greater New York City area.
All programs options include:
  • Research-Based Curriculum
  • Interactive learning experiences focused on the children’s interest.
  • Multicultural Environment
  • We meet the individual needs of all learners
  • Children are served 3 Nutritious Meals each day
  • Family Engagement Activities
  • Parenting Workshops
  • Family Support Services
  • Developmental, Health & Dental screenings
Our goal is to foster the healthy development of children through the holistic provision of early childhood education, health services, nutritional assistance, and social services to families. 
We offer a variety of Early Childhood programs for children birth to 5 years old which include Infant-Toddler Care in Family Child Care Homes, Preschool options include Head Start, Child Care, Pre-K for All and 3K for All

*** In-Person and Remote Learning during the Public Health Crisis (link to keep in children safe during the public health crisis)

  • 6 weeks to 3 years old


    Family Child Care Homes

    Hamilton-Madison House has operated a Family Child Care Network for over 40 years; our experienced staff have wonderful relationships with our Provider community. We work in partnership with our Providers to deliver the best services possible to the children and families in our communities. Our multicultural staff is fluent in English, Spanish, Mandarin and Cantonese. Together we design the home-based curriculum to be responsive to individual needs of children and their families. Our team of Family Child Care Professional support FCC Network members by providing:

    • Ongoing training offered by the Network and NYC Department of Education
    • Educational, health, safety and nutritional support through monitoring and coaching by Network
    • Start-up funds to buy new materials to support quality environments in your home
    • Support in maintaining all necessary licenses and certification.
    • Providers in the HMH remain connected through Network meetings and gatherings face to face as well online to share strategies and best practices for the infant/toddler and 3-year-old learners.

    **Parent fees are on a sliding scale based on income.

    *** Free programming for 3-year-olds enrolled in 3-K for All (6.25hours daily)

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  • 2.9 months to 4 years old


    Preschool Programs

    All Preschool Programs are center based in 4 locations in the Lower Manhattan community. Learning is facilitated in our classrooms by a team of educators, each lead teacher has Master’s Degree and NYS Teaching Certification in Early Childhood Education.  The teachers plan a rich developmentally appropriate curriculum based on the interest and individual needs of the children.  Our learning is guided by Common Core Learning Standards to ensure all our preschooler enter kindergarten prepared to succeed. All preschool programs are monitored by the NYC Department of  Education.


    Child Care

    Hours of Operation: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm (full day/year round) .

    The child care program serves children of working families and student parents. Funds are allocated through NYC DOE.


    Head Start

    Hours of Operation: 8:45 am to 4:00 pm (full day/ year round).

    Head Start provides comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and families.  We work from a Two Generation approach providing education for children while engaging families in activity that leads to a path of upward mobility.  Family program opportunities include access to higher education, ESOL, financial planning for economic stability, employment opportunities and social capital for networking.
    There is no cost to families for the Head Start program.


    Pre-K for All

    Hours of Operation: 9:00 am – 3:20 pm (full school day/school year).

    Pre-K for all is a full-school day preschool program open to the community at large.
    There is no cost to families for the Pre-K hours.  Families may select an extended day schedule for an additional cost determined based on household income.


    ** Preschool hours of operation may vary through the pandemic to maintain safe and healthy environments.

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