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Child-centered Education

Bank Street College of Education New York

For more than eighty years, Bank Street College of Education has been a leader in child-centered education. Bank Street s mission is to discover the environments in which children grow and learn to their full potential, and to educate teachers and others to create these environments.

Composed of a Graduate School of Education, a model School for Children, an onsite Family Center, a Division of Continuing Education, and a Publications and Media Group, Bank Street influences thousands of children, youths, parents, and educators throughout the United States and abroad.

Over the years, the College has worked with the Federal government to design the Civil Rights Act of 1965, as well as the national Head Start and Follow Through programs; published the Bank Street Readers, the first multiracial, urban-oriented readers for young children; created the Bank Street Writer, a word processing program for children that was, for many years, the single most widely used software in public schools across the country; and developed the critically acclaimed and popular Voyage of the Mimi, an integrated learning package of software, video, and print materials.

Today, Bank Street develops projects that address the issues arising from the emerging needs of children and families, from universal literacy to quality day care to the introduction of new technologies into the classroom. In the forefront of curriculum and staff development, the College is engaged in major partnership programs with schools, school systems, colleges, universities, and community-based organizations, as well as publishing companies and television/cable networks. The nature of these partnerships is wide-ranging--from structural school reform and innovative curriculum design to leadership development institutes and direct services to children, youths, and families.

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Main Campus Location

610 West 112th Street

New York, NY 10025-1898

Bank Street North

132 Claremont Ave.

New York, NY10027

Phone Numbers

For general Information: 212-875-4400