Summer Program

The Early Childhood Center offers a summer program for children aged 2.5-4. Staffed by our experienced teachers, the program is available for children enrolled in the school as well as neighborhood children who are interested in a fun, warm environment that fosters learning.

When the weather is nice, children play on our rooftop playground. The beautiful climber provides lots of opportunities for gross motor play. There is also an extensive water play area where children can experiment with the properties of water and how it moves. Children also take advantage of our beautiful rooftop garden, with its many flowers and vegetables. A large indoor play space is also available.

Children have many opportunities to participate in various art activities and craft projects. They work on many of these in the classrooms, but they also may visit our light-filled art studio and work with our studio teacher. The older children may take part in many field trips throughout the summer, including visits to museums, the zoo, and parks. Every Thursday all of the children celebrate Shabbat together with candles, grape juice, and challah.

For children who attend the ECC year-round, the summer program offers an opportunity to build relationships with teachers and peers who they will encounter during the upcoming school year. To learn more about our summer program, please contact Miriam Kalmar at  or 212- 877-4050, ext. 265.

The 2018 Summer Program will run from June 18 through July 27, 2018, three or five days a week, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (We will be closed Wednesday, July 4.) Children can attend weekly or for the full six-week session. This program is for children who have already attended at least one year of a school separation program. The three-days-a-week option is available only to children who are currently in a 2s group.

Summer 2018 Fees and Registration

Registration Fee

  • Members: $70 (non-refundable); $95 after March 2, 2018

  • Non-Members: $85 (non-refundable); $110 after March 2, 2018

  • Deposit: $200 (nonrefundable credited toward tuition)

Registration forms are due by Friday, March 2, 2018. Forms received after this date will require an additional $25 to be processed. Summer Program fees must be paid in full by May 31, 2018, and are non-refundable.

Weekly Rates
5 Days a Week, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

  • Member rate: $800/week

  • Non-Member rate: $880/week

3 Days a Week, Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

  • Member rate: $525/week

  • Non-Member rate: $550/week

Full Session (Six Weeks)
5 Days a Week, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

  • Member rate: $4,630

  • Non-Member rate: $5,130

 3 Days a Week, Tuesday-Thursday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

  • Member rate: $3,100

  • Non-Member rate: $3,250

Download the registration form