LDEO Childcare Center


Lamont Doherty Child Development Center

Bright Horizons has been Lamont's child care provider since 2001. They have facilities for infants, toddlers and preschool, and Kprep.  The Center has received NAEYC accredition. The program offers both full time and part time care options, as well as emergency Back Up care.  Although Lamont and Columbia employees get preference for openings as of now there are community children that also attend the center.

The Center offers a nutritious lunch, along with a morning and afternoon snack are served daily. The menu includes a variety of kid friendly choices that parents have approved and have continued to make suggestions.

Bright Horizons has added efamily , an informative weekly article emailed to families regarding current topics that range from healthy snacks and family dynamics, to news reports and safety tips. The Center has its own monthly newsletter  that pertains to this location as well as being able to access information from Bright Horizons.

Bright Horizons is located approximately .7 miles north of the Lamont campus on 9W. The center can also be accessed via a .25 mile walk through the woods.

You may contact Monika Torres, Center Director, at 845-848-2665 for any information regarding the center.

The contract with Bright Horizons is managed by Pat O'Reilly, Assistant Director for Facilities and Engineering.  Please contact him by email at oreilly@ldeo.columbia.edu if you have any questions or concerns regarding this vendor.