Vets Kids

423 East 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010
Vets Kids serves Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
Monday – Friday, 7:30am – 6:00pm, 52 weeks a year, for Full-time and Part-time

Located in the VA/New York Harbor Health Care System, Vets Kids has four joyful, child-centered classrooms and a state of the art playground with age-appropriate play areas for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

Our classroom curriculum is enhanced by classes with local musicians, yoga instructors soccer coaches. The children explore the surrounding community by visiting local vendors, and playgrounds and sprinkler parks in the warmer months.
We enjoy interactions with the hospital and veteran community including fun and educational visits from doctors and other hospital professionals and support staff. We participate in Memorial and Veterans Day parades and veteran appreciation activities.

Full Time Monthly Rates

Please contact us for more information about part time and drop-in rates

Vets Hospital Staff / Federal Employees
  • Infant
  • Toddler
  • Pre-K
  • UPK Wraparound Care
  • Infant
  • Toddler
  • Pre-K
  • UPK Wraparound Care

Meet the Director

Marina Velez graduated from Herbert Lehman College in 2007 with a Master’s in Early Childhood Education. She holds over 15 years of experience working with young children. Marina is passionate about the development of the whole child and emotionally responsive practices, as well as developing a partnership with parents, teachers and staff to ensure a cooperative center community and positive learning experience for the children.
Photo of Vets Kids Director Marina Velez

Contact Us or Visit the Center

Address : 250 423 East 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010

Phone : 212-951-3435

Email :

Fax : 212-951-6827

If you are interested in the program, please call to schedule a tour. There is a $30 wait list fee, which is a tax deductible donation to our Imagine Kids for Kids foundation.

Accreditation & Licensing Information

image showing Jamaica Kids is NAEYC Acccredited
The center is licensed by the NYC DOHMH/Bureau of Child Care, accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and endorsed by Eco-Healthy Child Care Organization.
NYC Pre-K For All logo
This center has also been awarded a Pre-K For All contract through the NYC Department of Education.