Lamont-Doherty Child Development Center

Lauretta T. Daycare Early Education & Preschool That's More than Daycare Lamont-Doherty Child Development Center, Palisades, NY

Early Education & Preschool That's More than Daycare

Welcome to our beautiful 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 where the children are able to thrive with our experienced staff.  Plus, our expansive playgrounds are surrounded by nature and have plenty of room for unstructured play and socialization. We are conveniently located near the Palisades Interstate Parkway with easy access to both the George Washington bridge and the Mario Cuomo Bridge.  Schedule a tour and to meet our expert staff—we’d love to show you around.

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Lauretta Thomas - 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
Global Health Safety

Health, Safety, and Wellness at Our Center

Your child’s safety and wellness is our top priority. We continue to monitor state and local public health guidelines, look to our medical expert, and use our considerable experience to guide our health and safety practices. Our centers take important steps to ensure the very best for every child, and the Health and Wellness portion of our World at Their Fingertips® curriculum incorporates lessons about these essential topics into every classroom, every day.

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Our Community

Our families come from nearby communities, including Nyack, Palisades, New Jersey 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.


Meet Our Center Team