Child Development Centers

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It is our belief that a high quality early childhood program enhances the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of young children while responding to their individual needs. The developmental activities at our Child Development Centers (CDC) are structured to promote a child's positive self-image by enhancing the social, cognitive and communicative skills.

The CDC philosophy is to provide quality child care based on developmentally appropriate practices. Goals include helping children become enthusiastic learners; encouraging children to be active and creative explorers, who are not afraid to try out new ideas and think their own thoughts; helping children become independent, self-confident, inquisitive learners; and teaching children how to learn for life. Goals are built on skills in the areas of social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. The activities that support the goals are designed to make play fun and educational.

Memorial CDC (Part-time Strong Beginnings, Pre-K and Toddler), S. Riva Ridge (Full Day Care), Po Valley CDC (Full Day Care), and Chapel Drive (Full Day and Hourly Care) are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). 

  • Full Day care program for ages 6 weeks to 5 years is designed to assist Families needing more than 5 hours of daily childcare.
  • Part-time programs are available for children ages 2 to 5 years. These programs are designed for Families who want their child(ren) to socialize with other children and who do not want/need full day care. Part-time care is available all year round.
  • Part-time Strong Beginnings Pre-K is available for children who will be starting kindergarten the following year. This program is designed for Families who want their child(ren) to socialize with other children and who want them to learn skills that will help them succeed in kindergarten but who do not want/need full day care.
  • Hourly Care is available on a limited, space available basis. Reservations can be made up to 30 days in advance.

All programs are closed on Federal holidays and weekends as well as two training (staff development) and two organizational days a year (advanced notice is given for training and organizational day closures). 

A Parent Advisory Board (PAB) is available to all Families who wish to volunteer their time to work in cooperation with the program to make improvements and develop new initiatives. It meets monthly in each location. Please see your director for more information regarding times and program specific questions. 

Chapel Drive CDC

Hours of Operation

Monday 5:45 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Tuesday 5:45 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Wednesday 5:45 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Thursday 5:45 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Friday 5:45 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
U.S. Holidays & CYS Training Days Closed

Contact

10785C Chapel Drive
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Handicap Accessible

Tel:
+1 (315)772-8676

Military DSN Tel:
(315)772-8676

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Chapel Drive Child Development Center offers Families with children six weeks to five years old quality full-day childcare. Hourly care is offered for children six weeks to five years old.

Memorial CDC

Hours of Operation

Monday 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
U.S. Holidays & CYS Training Days Closed

Contact

10745 Memorial Drive
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Handicap Accessible

Tel:
+1 (315)772-1085

Military DSN Tel:
(315)772-1085

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Memorial Child Development Center offers part-time Strong Beginnings for children 4–5 years old, part-time Pre-School programs for children 3–4 years old, and part-time Toddler programs for children 24 months to 35 months.

Po Valley CDC

Hours of Operation

Monday 5:45 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Tuesday 5:45 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Wednesday 5:45 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Thursday 5:45 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Friday 5:45 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
U.S. Holidays & CYS Training Days Closed

Contact

4225 Po Valley Road
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Handicap Accessible

Tel:
+1 (315)774-4831

Military DSN Tel:
(315)774-4831

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Po Valley Child Development Center offers Families with children ages six weeks to five years old quality full-day childcare.

South Riva Ridge CDC

Hours of Operation

Monday 5:45 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Tuesday 5:45 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Wednesday 5:45 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Thursday 5:45 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Friday 5:45 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
U.S. Holidays & CYS Training Days Closed

Contact

10780 South Riva Ridge Loop
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Handicap Accessible

Tel:
+1 (315)772-9720

Military DSN Tel:
(315)772-9720

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South Riva Ridge Child Development Center offers Families with children six weeks to five years old quality full-day childcare.