The Materials Center is a community resource open to the public that houses a large collection of “found” materials, gathered and donated by New York City residents and businesses. These materials are objects from our everyday lives that are often discarded, but could be repurposed or transformed into something new, encouraging creativity, problem solving, and action. We believe that these materials can enhance and enrich children’s learning, creative expression, and symbolic development.
Schedule an appointment to visit, browse and shop for materials for your next project idea, and to drop off donations of materials. We hope to see you soon!
The Materials Center is closed for the summer. We will be accepting donations again after August 19th and all appointments to visit the Materials Center will begin in the fall. If you would like to be on our mailing list, please sign up at www.teachingbeyondthesquare.org so that you will learn about our EDUCATOR ONLY shopping days at the end of the summer.
Materials Center Supporters
We would like to thank the businesses and organizations that have supported the Materials Center with amazing and beautiful donations! Check out what our Supporters are up to: