To help families solve the child care dilemma that school breaks often create, and to chase away the “nothing to do” vacation blues, Open House offers holiday break programs during the three major public school breaks, when Open House’s regular nursery programs are also not in session. Our holiday break programs are available to children currently enrolled at Open House and also at other schools, from preschool to first grade. (Children enrolled in Educare at Open House are automatically enrolled in holiday break & summer programs.)

Holiday break programs at Open House offer everything regular Open House does, nicely wrapped in a vacation package:

Caring, experienced early childhood educators lead every classroom
Thoughtful, engaging curriculum designed for young children
Highly flexible scheduling to meet your needs – one day for 4 hours up to all days for 10 hours
Plenty of exciting activities and play time
A facility designed specifically for young children, with an enclosed rooftop playground
Central location in Cobble Hill, near Warren & Smith streets

During holiday break programs, Open House provides a morning snack, and all children will need to bring lunch. See holiday break program policies for more information. Please note that the NYC Department of Health requires that the school have an up-to-date child health examination form with current immunizations.

Curricula, Schedule & Fees

The February holiday program runs for four days: February 20-23.  Its theme is Food Detectives: Where Does Food Come From? See our flyer for more information. Registration is ongoing.  

The April holiday program runs for five days days: April 2-6.  Its theme is Rain, Mud, Worms: Watching the World Wake Up. Registration will open March 1.  

Families may enroll for all days or for as few as only one day, as long as space is available. You may choose from the following programs.  Additional Voucher hours may be purchased as needed.

 Holiday Break Program Fees 2017-18:

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To register

If you are a current Open House student, please email to reserve a spot.  Your payment in full confirms registration.  No new forms are required to register.

If you are not a current Open House student, email to express interest and deliver these completed forms and your check to the school.  You can also pick up a registration packet from the front desk at Open House.  Please note that a current (last 12 months) health form must have been completed by your child’s doctor and provided to Open House before your child starts the holiday program.  Your payment in full confirms registration.