Early Childhood Learning Center Programs

Contact Us

Room: M-Building, MB-09
Phone: (718) 482-5295

Monday- Friday 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. 


Student parents – you’ve made a great decision to attend college. At LaGuardia, we want our students to have the most supportive environment possible so they can successfully accomplish their educational goals. We provide a high-quality, on-campus childcare program where your young children can be near you and receive a fun, engaging education that will prepare them for tomorrow’s success.

We’re licensed by the New York City Department of Health And Mental Hygiene and New York State Office of Children and Family Services, and we’re affiliated with the New York State Education National Accreditation – National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) as well as the NYC Department of Education – Pre-K For All program.

We are sharing a short survey with you to help our program staff understand the type of care your family needs for the fall. We will share more information about plans to restart in-person learning as soon as we can.



ECLC Programs

  • The Infant Toddler Program offers children ages 6 months to 2.9 years a nurturing environment for investigation and exploration.
  • The Preschool Program offers curriculum for children from 2.10 to 5 years of age. Grouped according to their ability levels, children are afforded opportunities for exploration, independence, socialization and motor development.
  • Pre-K for All is a free program for four-year-old children, September through June, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Find out more.
  • The Extended Day Program offers both an early childhood and school age component for children ages 3-12.
  • The Saturday Program provides enriching and developmentally appropriate recreational programs for children 3-12 years of age.
  • Holiday Camp is available for children ages 5-12 years of age, when Department of Education is closed during winter & spring breaks.
  • Summer Camp offers children ages 5-12 a fun-filled summer of activities, such as trips, swimming, gym, arts and crafts, theme days and more!

Free Programs for Families

LaGuardia’s Early Childhood Learning Center Featured on CUNY-TV

LaGuardia’s on-campus affordable childcare program, the Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC), was recently featured in the CUNY-TV series, Urban U.

The Center was recently awarded  $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Education  to expand support for student-parents.

Department Contacts

12 months–2.9Monday–Friday
7:50 a.m.–6 p.m.
2.10–5 yearsMonday–Friday
7:50 a.m.–9 p.m.Saturday*
9 a.m.–3 p.m.*During Fall I and Spring I sessions only. Parents must bring a lunch.
5-12 years of AgeMonday–Friday
3–9 p.m.
Administrative Staff
Sonya Evariste, MS.Ed

Associate Director

Mercedes Flor, MS.Ed

Education Director

Marisol Abreu, MS.Ed

Administrative Director