The Bloomingdale Family Program’s mission is to serve preschool children from low-income families in upper Manhattan. Our educational program fosters children’s growth in all areas of development — intellectual, physical, and emotional — and builds a foundation for success as they begin their educational journey. We welcome children with special needs and provide the individual support services they need to become successful learners.
Parents are our partners in the educational process. At Bloomingdale they gain experience to become advocates for their children and to reach toward their own aspirations.
The Bloomingdale Family Program is recognized both nationally and internationally for its model of early childhood and parent education. In keeping with more than fifty years of service, we continue to meet the evolving needs of our community.
Who We Serve
Bloomingdale has 5 classrooms at our site at 987 Columbus Avenue for 3 and 4 year old children. There is no charge for our program. We also continue to serve our children after they transition into elementary schools, with an afterschool Homework Help program for kindergarten through third graders. We help families select elementary schools that will best serve their children.
Our outreach extends to siblings, parents, the extended family, and the community. We partner with many community organizations and help our families access the services and resources they need.