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Children's Corner Day Care Center

89 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY

Starting at $221/wk

Children's Corner Day Care Center provides care for children from 6 weeks to 5 years. We provide a 10% discount for siblings. Tuition fees vary according to age group and based upon the market rate. As of Summer 2012 we are now offering a Summer Program for children age 6-10.

Our Center serves a diverse group of children and families and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or disability. The Center provides an opportunity for children with disabilities to interact with typically developing children in a quality inclusive setting. Parents/guardians are encouraged to visit the Center prior to and/or during the enrollment of their child (ren). We also encourage parents to visit the center with their child once or twice, for at least one to two hours each visit, before the child begins full time.

The children are provided with many rich and challenging experiences in classrooms that are organized into clearly defined learning areas, such as, books, blocks, dramatic play, art, music, and manipulative toys. The daily program consists of a balance of individual, small and large group activities; physical care routines; breakfast, hot lunch and snacks; nap/quiet time; and various indoor and outdoor activities.

As of 9/07 the Center has been approved for the Universal Prekindergarten Program (UPK). The Center provides a 'wrap-around' program for children participating in our UPK program. Universal Pre-Kindergarten is a community-based program under the umbrella of the Albany City School District. The program is based on a literacy curriculum focusing on pre-reading, writing skills and math concepts. The program also includes the exploration of bilingual languages and curriculum.

Children's Corner is located in downtown Albany, in the NYS Education Department Building Annex, so if you work in the downtown area you have convenience of having your child/ren within walking distance of your place of work for visiting any time. Our Center provides daily breakfast, hot lunch and snacks. We have a large gross motor room for indoor play as well as a fenced-in playground located directly across from the Center for outdoor play and a weekly music program.

Our Center is a Not-For-Profit organization and is licensed thru the Office of Children and Family Services.
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In 2021 what types of preschool can I find near me in Albany, NY?
There are two main types of preschool programs you can send your kids to in Albany, NY. The first is a full-time preschool program that usually works well for parents working full-time shifts. The second is a part-time preschool program where you can enroll your child for 2-3 days per week and typically choose between a morning or afternoon shift. A part-time preschool can be a great option if you want to ease the transition of this new learning experience for your child. You can also check your options in Albany, NY for traditional preschool centers, or private home-based preschools.
What should I look for in a good preschool program in Albany, NY?
When you begin looking for preschools in Albany, NY ask about the ratio of learning time to supervised play time so you can get a good sense of whether you believe your child's needs will be met. From there, ask about what a typical day consists of, what the safety protocols are and how discipline will be handled. Also, make sure to check directly with the preschool for information about their local licensing and credentials in Albany, NY.
How can I find a preschool near me in Albany, NY?
There are currently 23 preschools in Albany, NY on Care.com and you can filter these local results by distance from your zip code. From there, you can compare between preschool programs by traditional facility-based preschools and private, in-home preschools. Be sure to check reviews from other families in Albany, NY who have previously sent their kids to any of the preschools you are interested in.