To Our Clients: Please visit our COVID-19 page for program information and updates.

The Child Center of NY Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Page

At The Child Center of NY, the health and well-being of our clients and staff are a priority.

To best serve the children and families we work with each day, this page will provide updates on the status of our programs, as well as resources and best practices to help keep everyone healthy and safe. Please check back regularly for updates, and do not hesitate to contact our main office or your program office if you have questions.

The Child Center of NY is a Test and Trace community partner. Please visit our Test and Trace page for information about how The Child Center can support you in stopping the spread of COVID-19 and finding out how and where you can get tested.

Closings, Schedule Changes, and Updates

Updated October 2020: In person, hybrid, or remotely, The Child Center of NY will continue to serve the children and families in our care in the best way that we can while keeping all of us safe. We will continue to be here for those who need us. Here is the latest program information. Please feel free to contact your program directly with any questions.

  • EarlyLearn Centers: EarlyLearn programs have transitioned to a hybrid learning model. Children are assigned to an in-person learning, blended learning, or full-remote learning model based on family needs and space availability. Classroom staff remain in contact with blended learning and full-remote learning families using a variety of electronic means with flexibility that meets the needs of each family. Sites are continuing to accept new clients  (based on availability). Please call programs directly and see our COVID-19 Addendum in English or Spanish for more information.
    Apply for enrollment in any of our Head Start/EarlyLearn or Early Head Start programs.
  • Early Head Start and ParentChild+: Programs have transitioned to a remote learning model. Home visitors remain in contact with all families through a modified model using a variety of electronic means with flexibility that meets the needs of each family. Sites are continuing to accept new clients (based on availability). Please call programs directly and see our COVID-19 Addendum in English, Spanish, and Bengali for more information.
    Apply for enrollment in any of our Head Start/EarlyLearn or Early Head Start programs.
  • Behavioral Health Clinics and Centers: Clinicians are available to provide services via tele-mental health, through phone and video, seven days a week, for individual and group sessions. They also are available on site and by appointment as needed. Your clinician will remain in touch with you. We continue to accept new clients. Please do not hesitate to contact us** if you need help.
  • Health HomesHome Visiting, and Prevention and Family SupportWe are implementing telephone, tele-video, and limited home visits. Program staff will remain in touch with you. We also continue to take referrals.
  • Cornerstone Community Centers: All programs are currently offering remote services; Ocean Bay and Redfern Cornerstone Community Centers are also offering in-person services (check your site for times). Hammel Houses, Beach 41st, and Latimer Cornerstone Community Centers will continue to operate remotely with limited in-person services due to construction and will fully re-open once construction is completed. Please be assured that even during construction, all sites will continue to serve creatively and with dedication to meet the needs of the community. With in-person pop-up events, PPE distribution, and both remote and in-person activities, all Child Center Cornerstones are here to serve, and we are committed to offering something for everyone. Please contact your local Cornerstone for further details.
  • NYPD Community Center: This location is open for in-person services and activities.
  • COMPASS and SONYC Extended Day (afterschool) Programs: Please call your program directly to find out if services are remote or in-person at this time.
  • Beacon Centers: Beacons are currently offering remote services. In addition, the Beacon program at M.S. 72 is now offering limited in-person activities. In-person programming at all Beacons will resume once schools reopen, operating until 6:00 p.m. Evening and weekend programming will be offered at alternative sites. Please contact sites directly for more details.
  • Community Schools and Alternate High Schools: In alignment with the DOE, all Community Schools are open and offering hybrid services within school buildings. Aspirations Diploma Plus High School is offering in-person activities along with remote. Flushing YABC will have remote-only instruction for the Fall-Winter semester.
  • Single Stop: Staff are taking referrals remotely. We know that during this extraordinary time, people of all communities and backgrounds need assistance with basic necessities more than ever. Please contact us at 347-804-1477, or email Assistant Program Director Elizabeth Ortiz at if you need assistance with entitlements, health insurance, financial guidance, social services, legal services, or SNAP (“food stamp”) enrollment.

**To reach any clinic for any reason at any hour, please call our 24/7 phone service at 718-830-5061; this service is available to both new and existing clients in our behavioral health, school-based mental health, early childhood mental health, and prevention programs. You may contact this number even if you have never before been a client of a Child Center program.

If you’d like to reach a specific clinic, please contact:

Phone: 718-358-3288
Email: (mental health); (substance use)
Fax: 718-358-5265
Phone: 718-458-4243
Fax: 718-458-4481
Phone: 718-899-9810
Fax: 718-899-9699
Phone: 718-297-8000
Fax: 347-571-2448

Our Hammel Houses Community Cornerstone Center joined with DYCD, City Harvest, NYCHA, the Resident Association President, and the NYPD 100th Precinct to host a food bank event that served 280+ families.

Additional Information and Resources

Follow the guidelines and information provided by the trusted agencies below. Please share these resources, and the fliers on this page, with your community.

For information on COVID-19 in NY State and New York City

NY State Department of Health
Subscribe to New York State’s Coronavirus Updates
NYC Health–COVID-19 Website
NYC Health–Fact Sheet
NYC Department of Education
COVID-19: FAQ for Parents and Caregivers of Pre-School and School-Age Children
New York Public Library Remote Learning Resources
MTA Precautions Against the Coronavirus
Strong Children Wellness–Pediatric Primary Care Video Visits
Cabrini Immigration Services of NYC COVID-19 Resources
Find a Testing Site
Message from the NYPD Chief of Detectives about Asian Bias-Related Hate Crimes
Governor Cuomo Announces New Cluster Action Initiative

New Yorkers can text COVID to 692-692 to get regular updates on the latest developments regarding COVID-19; text COVIDESP to 692-692 for updates in Spanish.

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Video Resources from Our School-Based Mental Health Team at Long Island City High School

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