Empowering Families, Nurturing Children

Join our community-centered program providing high-quality early education and comprehensive family engagement services for a brighter future.

Toddlers 2
years of age

From affectionate, thoughtful interaction to nap time, singing or read-alouds, our wonderful teachers provide just what your toddler needs, in a safe and clean environment. Along with showing greater independence, our teachers delight in your toddler’s every new milestone and provide endless opportunities for development and discovery.

3 years of age

Our children are given plenty of opportunities to investigate, explore and play in a safe and secure, yet stimulating environment. They will develop skills to work independently and in groups. By promoting self-help skills, such as using utensils to self-feed, we are encouraging our children to mature and develop in comfortable and supportive environment.

Universal PreK
4 years of age

We encourage our young thinkers to make connections between what they are learning in their classrooms to the fascinating world in which we live. School readiness is the primary goal at this level and teachers are constantly assessing students’ needs with to ensure that every child in our programs prepared to enter the exciting world of kindergarten.

Bedford Stuyvesant Early Childhood Development Center, Inc

Bedford Stuyvesant Early Childhood Development Center (BSECDC) has been Rooted in the Community ” since 1966. A federally funded head start program whose mission is to provide high quality, comprehensive early education and family engagement services to families and their children. BSECDC embraces a holistic strength-based approach to meet the needs of our earliest learners and their families in the Bedford Stuyvesant community 

Our mission is to provide high quality, comprehensive early education and family engagement services to families and their children. BSECDC embraces a holistic strength-based approach to meet the needs of families in the Bedford Stuyvesant community.

CACFP Approved Food Program

Accommodate specific or medical dietary restrictions view a sample menu here


Indulge in a nutritious and delicious breakfast at BSECDC. We provide a healthy and complete breakfast to ensure our children start their day with a boost of energy. With a varied menu and careful preparation, we offer the necessary nutrition for children to be ready to learn and grow.

Hot Lunches

At BSECDC, we serve hot and delectable lunches to our children. Our lunches are prepared with fresh ingredients and meticulous care to meet the nutritional needs of children. We offer a diverse range of dishes, including various proteins, vegetables, and grains to provide a balanced and flavorful meal.

Healthy Snacks

We understand the importance of healthy snacks in children’s diets. Therefore, at BSECDC, we provide tasty and nutritious snacks. Our snacks are carefully selected to ensure children receive proper nutrition between main meals. We are committed to maintaining high standards in offering enjoyable and healthy snacks for our children.



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Summer Program

We enroll students for our excellent School Age Post-School Program for children ages 6-10. We have lots of great activities for kids in a safe and fun environment. Enroll today – Space is limited!

Keeping Our Centers Safe and Healthy

At BSECDC, the health and safety of all students, staff and families is our top priority. Our centers continue to implement stringent protocols in our prevention of viral infections and diseases.


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