Lamont-Doherty Child Development Center

Welcome to Our Center

Welcome to our center! Every day, our team works to encourage your child’s growth and development with creative activities and learning-based play. Our World at Their Fingertips curriculum nurtures an interest in art, science, reading, and math. The outdoor composting station teaches responsible habits and fosters an interest in the environment, and the  garden is the perfect spot to dig in and explore Mother Nature. Plus, our expansive playgrounds have plenty of room for unstructured play and socialization. We are conveintently located near the Palisades Interstate Parkway with easy access to both the George Washington bridge and the Tapan Zee bridge.  Stop by for a tour and to meet our expert staff—we’d love to show you around.

Erika Cuellar - Center Director

Preschool girl with two pigtails pouring milk into a cup next to a bowl of muffins
Kindergarten Prep boy practicing his writing at a desk
Toddler boy playing with a drum and making music
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A Bright New Day

We focus on the health, safety, and security of each child. Our classrooms include daily activities for mindfulness, emotional and empathy development, and friendship building.

Health and safety awareness| Good sanitation habits| Bright Horizons

Health & Safety

Your child’s health and safety are our top priority. Our centers have strict guidelines for cleanliness and security and we’re proud to be recognized as a health-and-wellness model for child care centers by the Partnership for a Healthier America.

Family fun activities| Fun movement games| Exercise for kids| Bright Horizons

Our Community

Our families come from nearby communities, including Nyack, Palisades, and NYC. Located just off the Palisades Parkway, near Columbia University's Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory Campus, we're easy to get to for drop-off and pick-up.


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