The belief that play is essential to learning and child development infuses every part of Bank Street. We take children beyond their classroom walls and into the world.

"Your teachers aren't only there for you academically—they're there for you socially—and I think that's an amazing thing about Bank Street.”

—Emily Patel, Bank Street School for Children

Bank Street's children's programs—the School for Children, Family Center Services & Childcare, Bank Street Head Start, Liberty LEADS, and Summer Camp—give students a voice in their own learning. Children at Bank Street construct meaning through their own investigations, and teachers ask questions that inspire them to discover how their personal stories fit in to the world around them.