Applications are accepted more than one year in advance and after Labor Day. Tours are given in the fall semester prior to the year of attendance.  We accept applications for all classes, but due to continuing children, the number of entrants to the nursery and pre-kindergarten is limited.  There is a $55 application fee.  Financial aid applications are handled through

You can mail in the Hard Copy Application Form with your $55 application fee. Or, you can submit your form and application fee electronically by clicking on the below button.  If you are having trouble submitting the online form, please make sure you are using the most updated version of either the Chrome or Firefox browser.


The Columbia University Affiliated Child Care Centers offer an optional earlier notification of their admissions decision to the applicant families who are current and prospective faculty, staff and students of Columbia University. Parents should ask each center director for information about the age groups covered by the Early Notification policy. 

Centers cannot require parents to opt for early notification. If a qualifying family chooses to be included in the early notification process, the Center will notify parents of their decisions after the date established by ISAAGNY.


Upon receipt of your application and $55 application fee, we will contact you in September with available tour dates.  Tours begin in October and are held on scheduled weekday mornings at 9am.  We schedule tours again, based on availability, in the spring. You will have the opportunity to visit classrooms, talk to a current parent, and have a discussion with the director regarding the school’s philosophy and policies. If you would like to ask us for further help or information, please send an email to, and we will be happy to assist you.


In the Reggio approach, children are viewed as strong, rich and capable. They are seen as having preparedness, potential and curiosity in constructing their own learning.