High quality, affordable and accessible child care serving infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, available for OCC students, employees and our community. 

We believe children learn best when they are given ample opportunities for observation, exploration and discovery. Our teachers guide and extend your child's learning by challenging their thinking, reasoning, and problem solving skills. Activities include a balance of active/quiet play, small/large group, indoor/outdoor, and child initiated/teacher directed.  With a nature-based outdoor playground and indoor playrooms, we help build large motor skills regardless of outside weather conditions.

Our three classrooms serve infants (6 weeks to 18 months,) toddlers (18 months to 3 years,) and preschoolers (3 to 5 years.) As a secured facility, we screen each visitor for entry, giving parents great peace of mind. 

The Children’s Learning Center (CLC) serves as a community partner with the Onondaga County Head Start Program. Under the partnership agreement, eligible families are dually enrolled in the CLC’s program and Head Start and can take advantage of comprehensive services including access to an onsite family worker, nurse, mental health specialist, nutritionist, and parent educator. In addition, all families and children participate in Head Start sponsored field trips and programs such as Males in the Lives of Children, Same Book and Try Me Foods

The CLC is licensed by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services and accredited by the NAEYC Early Learning Program. We are also one of only five programs in Onondaga county that's nationally accredited, and serve as an exemplary teacher training site for students in the Human Services and Teacher Education programs. 

Would you like to start using CLC for your son or daughter? Fill out an interest form