The DGSC contributes annual funds to the Child Learning & Development Center located on the 3rd floor. The center is open to preschool children of students enrolled in the Graduate Center. The center also serves as a lab school for faculty and students doing research pertinent to preschool children.

The DGSC elects a Child Care Representative to liaise with the Center.

If you are interested in learning more about the program or would like to place your child on the center’s waiting list, please contact the director, Linda Perrotta, at 212-817-7032.

To further support student-parents, the DGSC formed The Parental Leave Working Group in Fall 2012. The group researched parental leave policies at institutions around the country and worked with the Provost’s office to achieve a Parental Accommodation Policy for GC students with fellowships. The GC announced a two-year pilot in 2014. As we head into the end of that two-year period, the Provost and the VP for Student Affairs are preparing to announce that the leave policy will continue permanently.