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The Child and Family Center (CFC) is located on the campus of the Rockefeller University in the GSR and Sophie Fricke buildings. Childcare and education at the CFC is available to families affiliated with Rockefeller University. Parents need to apply far ahead of the time that they will need childcare and education for their child as there is great demand for the spaces. Our families reflect the multicultural dimension of science. They come from all over the world to study and work here. We have as many as 26 different languages represented in our student body. Our teaching staff is also multinational. Many of the teachers are bi-lingual.

The parents’ labs and offices are close by allowing them, when they have the time, to visit their children in the center. Some parents like to have lunch with their children, others like to come after nap time for a visit. This means that for the child and parents they don’t have to be separated 8 or 10 hours a day; they can see each other during the day. The CFC is open 50 weeks a year from 8:30 to 6:00, Monday through Friday. We close the week between Christmas and New Year’s, when the University is closed and for the week before Labor Day for the teachers’ work week.

The T-shirt Shop

The T-shirt Shop sells Rockefeller University branded clothing and other items such as mugs, backpacks, pens and notebooks.

The proceeds of the T-shirt shop benefit the Rockefeller University Child and Family Center.

Mondays: 12:15pm–12:45pm
Fridays: 5pm–5:30pm.
Can also be opened by appointment.

1st floor of the Rockefeller Research Building

For questions, to purchase items for an event, to suggest new items, or to volunteer in the shop (CFC parents) please contact:


Pamela Stark
Director of the Child and Family Center
phone: x7071

Kathy Burke
Administrative Assistant
phone: x7072