Child Care Services
The Children’s Learning Center provides high quality, affordable and accessible child care to the children of Onondaga Community College students and serves as an exemplary teacher training site for students in the Human Services and Teacher Education Department.
The Children’s Learning Center (CLC) is licensed by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Ages Served and Hours
The Children’s Learning Center serves children from infants to entrance in kindergarten.
The CLC operates from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. Starting in the Fall 2011 semester the center will begin operating on a year round schedule. Schedule options will included M,W,F or T,TH or Monday through Friday.
The Children’s Learning Center’s serves the children of OCC students, employees and community members. OCC Students receive enrollment priority
To check on availability of openings for children or to get on the waiting list please contact us.
The Children’s Learning Center’s professional staff includes:
- Assistant Director
- Administrative Assistant
- Classroom Teachers
- Student Teachers
Students from the Human Services and Teacher Education Department complete student teaching experiences at the CLC under the guidance of the CLC’s professional teaching staff.
Program for Children
The philosophy that guides the experiences teachers plan for the children is based upon the belief that children learn when they are given ample opportunities for observation, exploration and discovery.
Teachers guide and extend children’s learning by challenging their thinking, reasoning, and problem solving skills. The principles upon which the program is based are consistent with early childhood research and best practices set forth by organizations that are leaders in the field.
The activities for children include a balance of active/quiet play, small/large group, indoor/outdoor, child initiated/teacher directed. Indoor playrooms allow the children opportunities to build large motor skills regardless of outside weather conditions.
Scholarships may be available for students who meet eligibility guidelines, these reduce the cost of child care. Please call 498-2346 for information about tuition scholarships.
- Infants 6 weeks to 18 months
- M,W,F - $135
- T,TH - $90
- Weekly - $225
- Toddlers 18 months to 3 years
- M,W,F - $129
- T,TH - $86
- Weekly- $215
- Preschool 3-5 years
- M,W,F - $120
- T,TH - $80
- Weekly- $200
Children are served breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. All meals are planned and prepared by the CLC’s cook in a newly renovated kitchen.
This year's summer program has been canceled due to low enrollment.