Early LIFE Early Childhood Education

Early LIFE Early Childhood Education has a commitment to provide superior early childhood education experiences in our center-based and home-based environments within the New York City area. Early LIFE offers traditional child-care, Head Start and/or Universal Pre-Kindergarten programs. We at LSSNY believe that young children learn best when they feel secure and know they can trust the adults caring for them. Early LIFE’s goal is to provide a safe and secure environment for all children and families. All Early LIFE Early Childhood Education will include the following:

  • Educational curriculum, instruction and assessments
  • Safe and healthy environment
  • Open communication and collaborative relationships with parents
  • Staff development and effective teaching practices

Family Child Care Program

Generally, we care for between 6 and 8 children in our provider’s homes, depending on circumstances. Our providers plan for and carry out a program every day to ensure children are safe, and have opportunities for fun and appropriate learning experiences. Outside the home, there is enough space and opportunities for all children to join in safe active outdoor play and explore their environment. Our providers collaborate with the families of all children to see that the children’s needs are met. Our providers interact with children and provide appropriate learning experiences for their individual stages of development. They have realistic expectations about children’s behavior. Laughter will come easily as the children learn and grow. Our providers have ongoing communication with families. This helps build a sense of trust and collaboration for the network.

New RFP [Request for Proposal] Announcements

Lutheran Social Services of New York is seeking proposals from professionals and organizations in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards and early childhood best practices.