Ryan’s Story

At 7 years old, Ryan was removed from his mother’s home and placed in SCO’s Foster Care program. Options for exploring his interests and creativity were limited. But that all changed for Ryan when his mentor at SCO encouraged and empowered him to pursue his dreams.

This mentorship broadened Ryan’s world and opened doors to opportunities. He discovered his abilities and strengths, nurtured a love for science, and developed his networking skills. Today, Ryan is proud to pay his experience forward by mentoring, encouraging, and guiding younger children at SCO.

Ryan is now a sophomore majoring in Biology at Jamestown Community College. SCO assisted him with transportation, college applications, and opportunities for financial aid to help him fulfill his potential and continue his education.

“Thank you for investing in my future,” said Ryan. “There is so much I would not have been able to do without the care and support that I received from SCO Family of Services.”

Brooklyn Early Childhood Programs – Register Today!

SCO helps get children off to a healthy start with center-based programs for young families. Our Early Childhood Education Centers in Brooklyn have immediate openings! We offer high quality, full day instruction. Our programs support English and dual-language learners, and children with IEPs. Our warm and welcoming programs encourage families to become active partners in their child’s academic growth and language development.

Program Highlights

  • Year-round, full day 3K, Pre-K, and extended day options
  • Free or low-cost child care for eligible families
  • Enhanced safety measures including daily health screenings and temperature checks
  • Literacy and math activities prepare children for success in kindergarten
  • Outdoor play space, plus art, music, and drama
  • Healthy breakfast, lunch, and snacks
  • NYS Certified Teachers

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Programs in Brooklyn 

FirstStepNYC: 225 Newport Street, Brooklyn, NY 11212

FirstStepNYC is a state of the art early education center providing high-quality education services and parenting support to pregnant women and families with children six weeks to five years old. The center is co-located with PS/IS 41, a K-8 elementary and middle school in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Learn more»


Morris Koppelman Early Childhood Center: 774 Saratoga Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11212

The Center in Brownsville, Brooklyn offers a full-day academic program for children 2.9 to 5 years of age. The program fosters children’s cognitive, physical, social and emotional development, giving all children the tools they need to succeed in school and meet their full potential. Learn more»


Tanisha’s Story

A little academic guidance goes a long way

Tanisha just finished up another successful semester. Learn More

Ryan’s Story

Empowerment through mentorship

“There is so much I would not have been able to do without the care and support that I received from SCO Family of Services.” Learn More

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