Early childhood education through the joyful exploration of the self, others and the natural world.
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 intellect and creativity.
As educators, we shape the meaningful experiences through which children discuss, collaborate and grow. Teachers are social and intellectual resources for our students.
"Education is not preparation for life, education is life itself" John Dewey
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.
See what our school year looks like!
Tompkins's already deep into art, reading, building and play dough! With enthusiastic teachers, ebullient students and beautiful classrooms, we are ready to go!