Who We Are

For more than 125 years, Brooklyn Kindergarten Society has worked to ensure children from low-income families receive quality education in a nurturing environment that cultivates the skills they need to succeed in kindergarten and beyond.

Our early childhood learning centers are located in public housing in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, and Brownsville, and serve nearly 400 children and their families. BKS children receive full-day educational classes with evidence-based, age-appropriate curricula and enrichment programs.

BKS strives to stop the cycle of poverty where it does the most harm—in early childhood. Although two of every three children who enter BKS centers test “at-risk” for developmental delays, BKS reverses this delay. Year after year, more than 90% complete the BKS program on par with or better than their peers across all socio-economic groups!



BKS recognizes that families—the key to children’s success—often benefit from resources and support beyond the classroom. To that end, our social services staff provides counseling, referral services, and workshops for children and their families.

Our history and the 125th Anniversary Celebration

Updates on the Family Child Care Partnership (FCCP) pilot program