Early Childhood Centers:

The 2017-18 application is now open with a deadline of July 21, 2017.



Your center is eligible if it:

  1. is a year-round NYC early childhood center serving children that are 0-6 yrs old
  2. provides subsidized childcare services or accepts vouchers to serve mainly low-income families
  3. can fully commit to partnering with Cool Culture from Sept 2017 – Oct 2018.
    Review the Partnership Agreement for more details on program requirements.

At this time, we currently cannot accept applications from these types of programs: 
Family Day Care Networks, Group Family Day Care, summer programs, after-school programs.

Elementary or charter schools: click here for program information


***If your program has multiple centers, each center must submit a separate application, assign a different “Cultural Liaison” and pay a separate fee to participate.

Please follow these steps to apply:

  1. Select a Cultural Liaison to lead in implementing Cool Culture at your center
  2. Review the Partnership Agreement
    **must be reviewed by both the Site Director and “Cultural Liaison”
    **there are questions that the Site Director will need to answer

Submitting an application does not guarantee enrollment. Enrollment decisions will be emailed in late August to the Site Director and “Cultural Liaison” listed in the application.

If you have any questions, please contact Cool Culture by email, family@coolculture.org.

Please also review our FAQs