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What NYS Network Child Care Centers Offer

What NYS Network Child Care Centers Offer

What NYS Network Child Care Centers Offer

  • Enrollment priority to children of state employees
  • Enrollment to community members when space is available
  • Staff who hold bachelor’s or master’s degrees
  • Assurance that your child is in a licensed program
  • Peace of mind that comes from having your child close by
  • Developmentally appropriate programming for infants, toddlers, and preschool children
  • Program participation in QUALITYstarsNY (New York State's Quality Rating & Improvement System for early childhood programs)
  • Flexible schedules so infants nap and eat according to their own needs, not on a group schedule
  • Summer day camp programs for school-age children at many centers
  • Stimulating programs designed to meet young children's needs
  • Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) programs offered at many centers
  • Nutritious snacks and meals
  • Opportunity for mothers to return to work yet continue nursing
  • A not-for-profit management structure with opportunities for state employees to serve on a board