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.

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Kindergarten Prep boy practicing his writing at a desk
Toddler boy playing with a drum and making music

Enrichments & Extracurricular Activities

Handwriting Without Tears

Tools and extra exercises to practice putting A,B,Cs into print (preschool and above)

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Movement Matters

Yoga, balance, dance, climbing and more to support physical expression, interests, and skills

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Art Studio

Extra inspiration through mediums, styles, experimentation, and introduction to the masters

Everyday Math

Enhanced exploration of early math concepts introduced through engaging activities and songs

Garden Works

Science lessons through actual digging, planting, cultivating, and growing

Second Language

Games, art, and songs to introduce a new language, a new culture, and a new way to see the world

Sign Language

ASL-inspired signs for our youngest learners to communicate before verbal skills take off


Experimenting with tomorrow’s skills in activities that go beyond our regular curriculum


Meet Our Center Team

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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.


Our Graduates

Children graduate Bright Horizons programs with the skills they need to succeed in private or public school. In surveys, kindergarten and first grade teachers report that Bright Horizons graduates are enthusiastic learners who are socially and academically ready for the years ahead.

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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.


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