The Park Slope Child Care Collective is a not-for-profit, licensed, full-day preschool and child-care center. It was founded by neighborhood families in 1971 to provide a stimulating and nurturing environment for the young children (ages 2-4) of working parents. Our approach includes play-based learning, an emphasis on the development of the whole child (social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth), and child-centered curricula.

The Collective student body reflects the ethnic, racial, economic, and cultural diversity of the community. Children learn to recognize what they have in common with one another, while enjoying and respecting what makes each of them special and unique. We welcome and are supportive of all families. We further encourage cultural awareness through our classroom books, language, play materials, activities, and events.


We are now accepting applications for the 2021-22 school year! Find out more here. 

WE ARE OPEN! The Park Slope Child Care Collective is open and running a full-day program. We uphold the highest standards for health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, including:

  • morning temperature checks and health screenings for all students and staff;
  • staggered drop-off and pick-up schedules;
  • small class sizes (below state regulations);
  • an emphasis on mask-wearing and hand-washing for students and staff;
  • an emphasis on extended time outdoors;
  • proper ventilation and air purifiers in every classroom;
  • disinfection of toys and surfaces throughout the day.

WE HAVE OPENINGS! We currently have a 3-day/week opening for our 2s program. We also keep a very active wait list for our 3s/4s program. Please email us at info@psccc.org for more information.

OPEN HOUSE: Our annual Open House is held the first Saturday of December each year. This year we are planning a Zoom Open House on Saturday, December 5th – please stay tuned!