Dear Collective Families, Current and Past!

I hope this message finds you all well.

I’m writing to be sure you all know that our annual Open House will take place on Saturday, December 5, from 10am-1pm. If you have any friends, family, colleagues, neighbors who are looking for a preschool/child care center for next year, we would be very appreciative if you could spread the  word. Also, if you belong to any neighborhood listservs, it would help us very much if you could post an announcement about the Open House and applications. For your convenience, here’s a blurb (below) that you can use.

Thanks for your help – and hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Here’s the blurb:

Come to the Park Slope Child Care Collective Open House – Saturday, December 5, 10am-1pm!

Looking for a preschool for next school year? The Park Slope Child Care Collective is a full-time preschool/child care center that was created by neighborhood families to provide an engaging and loving environment for the young children of working parents. We strive to make the student body racially and culturally diverse and inclusive of special needs. We welcome and are supportive of all families.

Open House: Saturday, December 5, 10am-1pm. No reservations are required, and children are welcome!

Application Period: November 15, 2015 – Friday, January 1, 2016 (for 2016-2017 school year)
Application Deadline: Friday, January 1, 2016

Children from 2- to 4-years-old are eligible for admission. Children must be 2-years-old by September 1, 2016 to be considered.
The school is located at 186 St. Johns Place, near the 2/3 at Grand Army Plaza and the B/Q at 7th Ave.

Some financial aid is available.

For more information, please call us at 718.399.0397, email us at: or visit our website at

How We Teach
*We support a child’s natural curiosity and joy of discovery by creating a nurturing learning environment where children feel comfortable to explore and make sense of the world around them.
*Our curriculum addresses the emotional, social, cognitive, and physical needs of the child.
*The low student-teacher ratio gives each child the opportunity to develop warm and trusting relationships with his or her teachers.
*Our experienced teachers are sensitive to the developmental issues of young children and to their needs within a group setting. They provide children the individual attention needed to make a secure and healthy separation from home and allow them to progress in accord with their own developmental pace, learning style, and temperament.
*Our goal is to help each child develop a sense of him or herself as a competent and confident person, someone whose feelings, capacities, and interests are validated, respected, and encouraged to grow.