Thanks for an amazing night! Special thanks to all our parents, alumni, faculty, and other community sponsors/vendors for your continued support!

Click here to view the program for the event, along with information on our supporters of the event.

Join the online auction here: Click here to win! (ends 5/11/23)

Check out the pictures here!
1) The Picture Doctor (by Dr. Anesha Fuller, Ed.D)
2) Peak Aspect Photography (by Kye Bayne)

There's still time to support our 40th Anniversary Campaign:

1) Our online auction is live until May 11th, so get your winning bids in just-in-time for Mother's Day! Click here to win!

2) Make your tax-deductible contribution to our Scholarship Fundraising Campaign here:

3) Alumni, send us your information for the Alumni Spotlight on our Instagram Page (@mycecc_)


Cortelyou Early Childhood Center, (CECC) established April 3rd, 1983, by founder, Mrs. Leonie Francis-Bryan, is celebrating 40 years of childcare service within the Flatbush community.

On Sunday, April 23rd, 2023 from 4pm to 8pm, CECC will celebrate our school's legacy, honor our alumni and community leaders and cast vision on the next 40 years. On this evening, we will recognize our founder as well as additional community leaders who have contributed to the overall success of New York City preschool students and their families.

Funds raised from this event and our campaign will go towards increased teacher salaries and retention, additional educational programs, and the formation of a Cortelyou Scholarship Fund. The purchase of your ticket will includes themed cocktails, a Buffet-style dinner, live brass music & DJ, and much more! VIP tickets get a red carpet entrance and butler service for hors d'oeuvres.

Who: Cortelyou Early Childhood Center & Cortelyou Educational Foundation
When: Sunday, April 23rd, 2023 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: Afrika House, 2265 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226

Why: To Celebrate 40 Years of CECC's Legacy!
Attire: Cocktail
Guests: 18 and older
Student performances, awards and acknowledgements are included!



Gala Honorees & Honored Guests



Gala Sponsor/Vendor Showcase

Aunts Et Uncles
PeachFuzz Laser Studio

The Lion King (Broadway)
Brooklyn Nets






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