Child Care with Commonpoint Queens

Whether you are looking for early childhood programs, after school programs, or full day child care, Commonpoint Queens offers a full range of high quality options for your family. With our agency’s experience serving as an emergency childcare center for our city’s frontline workers during the pandemic and operating summer camp, we feel confident that we will be able to offer a safe and fun environment to help our children and families. In providing childcare programming since mid-March, we have been at the forefront of many conversations with city and state officials, including the CDC and Departments of Health, which have helped guide us in designing and implementing programs and policies to provide the safest possible circumstances for our families.

For more information on our health and safety protocols, click here.

Early Childhood Programs

Planning your work schedule and needing childcare and an early childhood education for your child? We provide a safe and caring atmosphere in our nursery school where you can leave your child secure in the knowledge that he or she is in the best possible environment. We provide educational experiences appropriate to the developmental level of each group in a nurturing atmosphere that considers each child’s individual needs.

For answers to your questions and to arrange a tour, please contact us to set up a visit or for more information:


Central Queens (Forest Hills) – Erica Cando, Director, 718-268-5011 ext 401, [email protected]


Sam Field Center (Little Neck) – Jody Dickter, Director, 718-225-6750 ext 246, [email protected]


Commonpoint Queens also offers virtual and in-person infant and toddler classes through our Parenting Center at Central Queens. Click here for more information, or contact Robin Kaufman, Director, at [email protected].

After School Programs

The Commonpoint Queens’ Youth Education Services Department provides a full range of after school enrichment programs for children currently in Kindergarten through 8th grade and their families.


The Sam Field Center in Little Neck provides an after school program on site that offers a social and recreational experience with an educational component. Activities include but are not limited to cooking, sports, arts & crafts, STEM, computer literacy, newsletter journalism and more! For more information, please contact David Slotnick at [email protected] or call 718-225-6750 ext. 272.


Spend your afternoons at Kids Korner, Central Queens’ weekday After School program for children in grades K-6. Your child will enjoy a program that is individually designed to meet your family’s needs. Please contact Ashley Lopez, Director, at 718-268-5011 ext. 203 or by email at [email protected] for more information.


We’re proud to also bring our high quality after school programs to the following local schools:


PS 186 (Bellerose)

  • Grades K-5
  • Homework assistance available

For more information, please contact Michelle Rowe, Director, at [email protected].


Comprehensive After School System of NYC (COMPASS) and School’s Out NYC (SONYC) After School programs are offered free of charge to New York City residents and are limited in enrollment. Registration is done by lottery and varies from site to site.


We have programs at the following locations:


COMPASS at P.S. 21Q, (917) 635-4364
47-36 26th Avenue, Flushing, NY 11354
Nicole Oliva, Director [email protected]


COMPASS at P.S. 115Q, (917) 485-2942
80-51 261st Street, Floral Park, NY 11004
David Slotnick, Senior Director of Youth Education Services, [email protected]


COMPASS at P.S. 169Q, (917) 567-0733
18-25 212th Street, Bayside, NY 11360
Sivan Ben-Aderet, Director [email protected]


SONYC at Bell Academy, (718) 423-6111 Ext. 290
18-25 212th Street, Bayside, NY 11360
Deema Shariff, Director [email protected]


COMPASS/SONYC at P.S./I.S. 178Q, (646) 772-3879
189-10 Radnor Road, Jamaica Estates, NY 11423
Jessica Nemeth, COMPASS Director [email protected]

Tandika Lewis, SONYC Director [email protected]


P.S. / I.S. 266Q, (718) 468-2146
74-10 Commonwealth Boulevard, Bellerose, NY 11426
Chelsea Jones, COMPASS Director [email protected]
Justin Laverde, SONYC Director [email protected]



SONYC at M.S. 67Q, (929) 255-6110
51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck, NY 11362
Indira Kersellius, Director [email protected]


COMPASS at P.S. 165Q
70-35 150th Street, Flushing, NY 11367
Shanice Darby, Director [email protected]


131-10 97th Avenue, Richmond Hill, NY 11419
Seeana Mahabir, Assistant Director, [email protected]


70-10 164th Street, Flushing, NY 11365
Hanna Zirinsky, Director, [email protected]

The Beacon Programs are school-based Community Centers, funded by the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD). Beacon programs operate during after school hours, weeknights, weekends, and during summer vacation and school holidays, providing a wide range of services and activities for children and their families as well as classes for adults of all ages.


We have programs at the following locations:


M.S. 158Q, (718) 423-2266
46-35 Oceania Street, Bayside, NY 11361
Sabrina Bellamy-Perrin, Director [email protected]


M.S. 172Q, (718) 347-3279
81-14 257th Street, Floral Park, NY 11004
Sarah Maniff, Director [email protected]


M.S. 216Q, (718) 445-6983
64-20 175th Street, Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
Serila Saimon, Director [email protected]

Full Day Child Care Programs

Commonpoint Queens is proud to host three New York City Learning Bridges programs at our Sam Field Center in Little Neck, Central Queens site in Forest Hills, and Bay Terrace Center in Bayside. Learning Bridges is a new program that will provide free child care options for children enrolled in New York City public schools from 3-K through 8th grade on days when they are scheduled for remote learning. The hours of this program are approximately 8:00AM – 3:00 PM.


If you are interested in the Learning Bridges program, please complete this survey at For more information, please contact David Slotnick at [email protected].


We hope to see your children in one of these programs this fall!