SUNY Broome’s on-site daycare center and preschool
If you are a parent of a child 6 months to 5 years old, SUNY Broome may have an answer to your childcare concerns. The BC Center, located on campus, is a licensed childcare center for children of SUNY Broome students and staff. The Center provides flexible scheduling: morning, afternoon, or full day, according to the academic year.
Registration is ongoing, based on first-come, first-served basis until all slots are filled. Waiting lists are accepted. Fees for services are based on family income and size: subsidies are available for eligible families.
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:
- Hands-on experience
- Learning through play
- Developmentally appropriate activities
- Time to nurture
- Time to explore
All children participate in various experiences such as:
- Dramatic play
- Block play
- Science/math/physical activities
Our center also provides:
- High quality child care
- A warm, caring atmosphere
- Qualified, nurturing staff
- Good communication between home and center
- Serves students, faculty, and staff
- Spacious, bright, and easily accessible location
- Affordable child care
- Large indoor and outdoor play areas
- Safe and healthy environment
- Both full-time and part-time care offered
- Breakfast, hot lunch, and afternoon snack prepared according to New York State Department of Health’s nutritional requirements
- Creative curriculum providing age-appropriate activities