Education is a social experience and one by which, experience is defined and internalized through thoughtful reflection. Each child is an active, contributing member of the community. Our classrooms provide a welcoming, deliberate arena for children to utilize their bodies, intellect and creativity.
Our role as educators is to shape the meaningful experiences that children have through discussion, collaboration and reflective feedback. We are social and intellectual resources for our students.
"Education is not preparation for life, education is life itself" John Dewey
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The Columbia University Affiliated Child Care Centers offer an optional earlier notification of their admissions decision to the applicant families who are current and prospective faculty, staff and students of Columbia University.