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Hostos Community College Children’s Center, Inc

The mission of Hostos Children’s Center is to offer Hostos Community College student-parents. access to a safe, nurturing, affordable, high-quality—educational learning environment for their children. Since 1983, Hostos Children’s Center has proudly served as a campus-based childcare provider that serves the early childhood educational needs of children. To support Hostos Community College in retaining and graduating student parents, we offer child care at an affordable rate. Hostos Community College Children’s Center, Inc. is recognized by the IRS as a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization and is licensed by the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH).

The Children’s Center is available year-round to enrolled HCC student parents. Our program hours of operation are 7:45 AM- 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

Hostos Children’s Center serves children ages 6 weeks  - 5 years old. Enrollment is contingent on the order of the initial requests and available slots. All children are eligible for enrollment regardless of sex, race, color, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, or ancestry.

Registration—anyone interested in enrolling their child should stop by the Hostos Children’s Center to obtain an application or email  To expedite the registration process parents should have the following items prepared for submission:

  • Child’s Current Immunization Record

  • Child’s Birth Certificate

  • Parent’s Current Government Issued Photo ID

  • (Driver’s License, State ID, Passport/Visa, ID NYC, Green Card, or Permanent Residency Card

  • Two current Proofs of Parent’s Residency (ID with address can serve as one proof, Official College Transcript with College ID, Pay Stub, Income Tax, Health Insurance Card with address printed, Utility Bill, Lease, Insurance Policy, etc.)

  • Household Income Verification (Current Income Tax, Pay Stub, Child Support Letter, etc.)

 Please stop by for a tour!

For more information, contact:
Catherine Garcia-Bou, Director
Building A, A109
Telephone: (718) 518-4175