In 1891, Brooklyn Kindergarten Society (BKS) established the first free kindergarten in Brooklyn to enhance the early education of needy children. Today BKS provides innovative, educationally stimulating education programs that are focused on breaking the cycle of poverty in the most vulnerable neighborhoods of Brooklyn. Serving more than 300 children (ages 2 to 5) and their families in five centers in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Crown Heights and Brownsville, we are committed to delivering high quality care that leads to success in school and in life.

BKS Kids

BKS Center Locations

Nat Azarow Children's Center - Seth Low Houses, Brownsville - 718.346.0924

Brevoort Children's Center - Brevoort Houses, Bed-Stuy - 718.778.1069

Edwards L. Cleaveland CC - Albany Houses, Crown Heights - 718.778.6559

Sumner Children's Center - Sumner Houses, Bed-Stuy - 718.455.3471

Tompkins Children's Center - Tompkins Houses, Bed-Stuy - 718.782.9140


Administrative Office - 57 Willoughby St, 4th Floor, Brooklyn - 718.623.9803

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    Yuletide 2014 Photo Booth