Rena Day Care Centers, Inc., is located at 639 Edgecombe Avenue, New York, New York 10032. Rena was founded in 1972 to provide early care and education to children 0-12 years old.  Rena added Family Child Care to its repertoire in 1973 and procured funds to serve nutritional meals to children under the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).  The majority of our children are eligible for the Free or Reduced meals categories under the Federal poverty guidelines implemented by the CACFP food contract.  We also partner with 20 additional FCC Providers to help provide nutritional meals to children in their care through our CACFP. 

Since 1973, Rena continues to provide high quality early care and education to low income families in school districts 3, 4, 5 and 6.  Rena is now contracted by the New York City Department of Education Division of Early Childhood Education to serve 747 children ages 0-4 within center-based early care and education and OCFS-DOHMH licensed Family Child Care homes.  Rena provides intentional, responsive, rigorous and developmentally appropriate daily care and learning opportunities to children and families by implementing the research-based Creative Curriculum Foundations for Preschoolers as well as the Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers and Twos in both program models.


Rena provides early care and education to children and families in collaboration with community partners to support the delivery of special needs services under Early Intervention and CPSE, health, nutrition, service referrals (housing, immigration, mental health, medical, etc.,) among other resources based on the needs identified by families. 

Overall,  Rena provides families, children, staff, and  the  community with an early childhood education experience that seeks to  support the whole child in an out of the learning environment  (classrooms/FCC homes)  by  empowering families as advocates, educators and primary caregivers, providing staff with resources and professional  learning  opportunities to  support  their roles as ECE  educators, and  by  working  with  our  community  partners  to  identify resources that enables the families  and  staff to support children as lifelong learners. Rena helps lay the foundation for school and life readiness.