Early Childhood Education

High quality and individualized learning for young children.


Union Settlement provides high-quality, full-day educational programs to over 800 infants, toddlers and preschoolers, ages eight weeks to five years, making us the seventh largest provider of early childhood education in New York City. Our six early childhood centers support the cognitive, social, creative and physical development. 

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Mission and Contact Information

Our mission is to provide children with a well-rounded program that includes all aspects of learning. Children receive individualized instruction that includes cognitive, social, creative and physical development.

We serve nearly 500 children and their families in seven centers. Teachers in our preschool program assist children ages 2 to 5 in a stimulating social and educational environment.

For Early Childhood Education center enrollment, please contact:


Franklin Plaza, 2081 Second Ave (107th St)
Cherise Sanders, Education Director, csanders@unionsettlement.org

Union Jefferson, 2211 1st Avenue (114th & 115th)
Sydney Balcarran, Education Director, sbalcarran@unionsettlement.org

Leggett Memorial, 237 East 104th St
Lisa Aspinall, Education Director, laspinall@unionsettlement.org

Union Carver, 1565 Madison Ave (106th St)
Theresa Rivera, Education Director, trivera@unionsettlement.org

Union Johnson, 1829 Lexington Ave (113th St)
Nehal Fenster, Education Director, nfenster@unionsettlement.org

Union Washington, 1893 Second Ave (97th St) (Under Renovation)

Open House/Meet and Greet Events

Parents and their children are welcome to visit the center, meet our teachers and explore the classrooms.