Here at the Children's Center at Farmingdale State we use the Creative Curriculum for infants through Pre-school. This curriculum encompasses all areas of child development while incorporating all areas of the curriculum, (pre-writing, pre-math, pre-science, early literacy, music & movement). Teachers in the classroom are facilitators and nurturers, providing children with age appropriate activities, encouragement and support. Our Pre-k program provides children with the skills necessary for kindergarten.
Hours of Operation
The center is open 50 weeks a year, closing one week in August (in which you will receive a 1 week vacation credit), and closed one week during the Christmas Holiday. We are open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Children may enroll for 2, 3 or 5 days.
We are a New York State licensed facility. All teaching staff are qualified Early Childhood Professionals and attend at least 30 hours of additional professional training every 2 year period.
Fees and Payments
Tuition for Farmingdale State College students with a minimum of 6 credits, is based on a sliding scale fee according to the prior years tax returns. Their may also be grants available for students. Please see the Director for more information. Campus staff and New York state employees are charged a reduced fee for tuition. Community families pay a set fee. Tuition is due by the 1st of each month no later than the 10th of each month.
We are growing! The New Children's Center is Scheduled to open in the Fall of 2013!
Ground Breaking Ceremony
Calling all Alumni of the Child Care Center.
The Children's Center is making a huge move in the Fall of 2013. We would love to hear from families that have previously attended the center. Please send us your memories and photo's of your experiences here at the child care center. You can e-mail them to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or send through the mail to:
2350 Broadhollow Road
Farmingdale, New York 11735
Fundraising is an important form of revenue for The Children's Center. Many program activities come about through the money that is raised from these fundraisers. Programs include: music programs, visits from educational programs, holiday activities and our annual family picnic.
The center will be running an on going fundraiser through Mixed Bags along with our regular center fundraisers. Anyone wishing to order an awesome bag from Mixed Bags can do so by using our id number: 61733
Check out our new Programs for 2013!