A Loving Environment

Our center provides warm, loving care to toddlers and infants in a comfortable home setting convenient to Columbia’s beautiful Morningside Heights Campus.


My two daughters, Ana and Tanya, had the tremendous opportunity to be part of Mbum- wae’s Family Day Care Center for the first three years of their life. I also benefited deeply from Mbumwae’s gift of understanding and relating to young children — her daily observations of my daughters experiences, their personalities, their challenges and their strengths helped me to understand Ana and Tanya better as emerg- ing individuals. The bonds that Mbumwae formed with my daughters have been long last- ing. Ana travelled to Ghana with Mbumwae in high school and has continued to volunteer for her project throughout college.

- Dr. Louisa Gilbert, Professor/Director at the Columbia University School of Social Work

 I’ve known Mbumwae for 15 years, ever since she studied child psychology with me at City College. Children thrive with Mbumwae because she truly understands and wants to be surrounded by them. Her academic knowledge of children is expertly applied; she creates an environment where children can be comfortable and curious so they learn and grow. She sets expectations for the children, but does so with an easy temperament and a sense of humor.

- William Crain, Professor of Psychology, The City College of New York, Author of “Reclaiming Child- hood: Letting Children Be Children In Our Achieve- ment-Oriented Society”