SUNY Broome’s On-Site Child Care Program
If you are a parent of a child 6 months to 5 years of age, SUNY Broome may have an answer to your child care concerns.
The B.C. Center, located on the SUNY Broome campus, is a licensed child care program for SUNY Broome students, SUNY Broome staff, and members of the surrounding community. If you are a SUNY Broome student, we can provide flexible scheduling to meet your needs and there are subsidies available for income-eligible families.
When enrolling new children, spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, but SUNY Broome students are given first priority, followed by SUNY Broome staff and New York State employees. If we do not have a spot available, families can be placed on our waiting list.
The goal of The B.C. Center is to provide a warm, safe, and stimulating early learning environment. We believe that each child is unique with his or her own individual strengths, interests and personality. Our program is set up so children can actively learn through high quality play experiences and hands-on activities. As children interact with their environment and the people in it, they make new discoveries and develop a sense of trust that the world is a safe and caring place. The curriculum is based on a child’s need to grow in all areas of development – social, physical, emotional, creative, and intellectual. We provide the children with opportunities to make choices, communicate with adults and peers, and express their feelings. In order to provide the best care possible, we strive to form positive partnerships with each child’s family, and encourage frequent home-school communication.
A Strong Connection to the College
Throughout the semester, students from the Early Childhood/Teacher Education Department spend time observing in our classrooms. Because our teachers are very experienced in providing high quality early childhood education, we are pleased to serve as a role model for best practices in the field. As a program, we utilize resources on campus as much as possible and plan trips to the Dental Hygiene Clinic, the mail room and the Natural Science Center.
The Center provides
- Knowledgeable, nurturing staff whose primary focus is the children’s health and safety
- Hands-on activities that are based on the children’s individual interests
- Play-based curriculum that is grounded in research on early childhood education
- Opportunities to develop important social skills and make positive connections to adults and peers
- Exciting challenges in all areas of development that are planned according to each child’s needs
- Large indoor and outdoor play environments
- Breakfasts and afternoon snacks prepared according to New York State Department of Health’s nutritional guidelines