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The Center is located between 26th and 27th streets on Madison Avenue. The Child Care Center is on the ground floor in Suite 101 of the landmark New York Life Building. To get to the center you can take the 6 train to 28th Street or the N,R,or F trains to the 23rd street stop. We are also conveniently located across the street from Madison Square Park.

The Patricia Carbine Children's Center

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Our Toddler Program

A place for growing curious, happy and confident toddlers

Our space is built for active and inquisitive toddlers with environments made up of well-planned learning centers that allow for physical activity, child choice and self-directed play, small groups, and supportive teaching. There are reading nooks, sensory tables, great books, pretend play areas, baskets filled with dress-up and exploratory materials, musical instruments, and places to explore.

Learning experiences are planned to promote each toddler’s growing independence, to enhance social skills, and to build the confidence needed to reach their individual potential.

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"I always know my child is happy & safe. Great environment and caring teachers. This is a great service and the staff at the daycare are exceptional. Thank you."

Our Curriculum Components

Engaging opportunities for play and discovery.

  • Language Works Reading, singing, and engaging in conversation.
  • Math Counts Counting, sorting, and pattern identification.
  • Science Rocks Nature walks, gardening, and exploring sand, water, and other sensory tables.
  • ArtSmart Dramatic play, painting with hands and feet, manipulation of other materials and textiles.
  • Our World Diverse interactions with the center community.
  • Well Aware Movement activities as well as hand washing and other self-help skills.

Learning at Home

Oatmeal Roll

You Will Need:

Empty oatmeal box, small items that fit inside

Directions:

Put items such as a ball, rattle, pasta, or any small toy into the box and put on the lid. Sit on the floor with your child and roll the container to him. Ask, “What is making that noise? What do you think it is?” and open the container. Older toddlers will open it themselves and enjoy putting different items in it. Talk about what fits and what doesn’t. Say things like, “Will the pillow fit in the box? Let’s try. No, that’s too big, what else can we try?”

Tip:

Be as silly as you can in guessing what will fit. The answers are not obvious to babies like they are to us.


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