School-Age Child Care Services
Chinese-American Planning Council has been a pioneer in the development of professional preschool and afterschool child care programs for immigrant residents in NYC since 1965, originally in order to provide much needed afterschool services for parents who worked long hours in Chinatown’s restaurants and garment factories.
Early on, CPC provided culturally-relevant programs for school age children from low-income and immigrant neighborhoods under Agency for Child Development (ACD) support. CPC currently provides Out-of-School-Time model programs to six grade schools in three boroughs, funded by Department of Youth and Community Development and the NYC Council's support.
CPC has established an array of successful programs for children and youth that incorporates positive youth development principles, caring adult role models, interactive teaching methods and a focus on English Language learners and those from immigrant or low income families. The program is supported today by the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) COMPASS NYC (formerly Out of School Time) and regulated by the Office of Children and Families and the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene.