Our mission is to strengthen children and families with skills, opportunities, and emotional support to build healthy, successful lives.
Founded in 1953 as a children’s counseling center in Queens, The Child Center of NY has become a powerful community presence throughout the city. With nearly 70 locations in NYC’s toughest, most underserved communities, our 1,000 results-oriented professionals are making a difference for more than 30,000 children and their families.
We deliver on our mission with effective, innovative programs in five critical areas:
- Early childhood education (including Monday-to-Friday Head Start programs)
- Behavioral health
- Health homes and integrated care
- Prevention and family support
- Youth development (including many afterschool programs and community schools)
Our programs are located in the communities we serve, with staff who collectively speak nearly two dozen languages and understand the challenges our clients face.
In each of these areas, our work is guided by a deep commitment to results-based accountability. We rigorously measure and track our progress, using methods proven to make a difference. We then leverage this data to create replicable models for success. Our data-driven approach is a key reason why we frequently are called upon to advise on how to utilize metrics to improve outcomes.
The children we see at The Child Center are up against incredible challenges. Parents often work long hours, do not speak or read English, and struggle with extreme poverty. Our comprehensive approach is uniquely effective in helping to nurture these children from birth to adulthood, strengthen families, and empower young people with the confidence and skills they need to compete and succeed.
Central Administrative Office
118-35 Queens Boulevard, Sixth Floor
Forest Hills, NY 11375