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Day Care Services

Nancy Clarke
Day Care Director
P: (315) 255-0075


Our program for children aged six weeks to five years old and our school-age program are planned with a keen awareness of the special characteristics, needs, ways of learning, and interests of young children.  We recognize how important this period is as a foundation for the child's total development--social, emotional, physical, and intellectual.

Licensed by NYS Office of Children and Family Services.

Young children are active, curious and inquisitive.  They are engrossed in their own worlds.  They want to learn. Yet, because they are self-centered at this stage of development, they have difficulty understanding someone else's point of view.  As a result, we place emphasis upon a "laboratory" approach to learning.  Children learn best by DOING!  They must be actively involved in the learning process.  Thought grows from action, not from words.

Our center strives to provide an atmosphere where the child feels secure, confident, and free to explore and question.  We work towards fostering a positive self-concept.  Our desire is to have children feel good about themselves, while learning as much as possible about the world in which they live.

The Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES Day Care Center provides Universal Prekindergarten for Auburn and Union Springs School Districts. The BOCES is dedicated to providing a high quality, developmentally appropriate preschool program that educates the whole child (socially, emotionally, intellectually and physically). Our program provides a learning environment that embraces each child as an individual, focuses on strengths and provides support for emerging skills. The program’s goal is to help young children learn as much as possible in an atmosphere where each child feels secure, confident and free to explore and question, resulting in eager and involved learners.

UPK program hours are 9AM to 2PM and include breakfast and lunch.

Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES participates in child and adult care food program and is an equal opportunity provider.

Day Care Hours

Monday - Friday  6:45am - 5:30pm

UPK Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00am - 2:00pm





Brian K. Hartwell, Ed.D.
District Superintendent of Schools

1879 West Genesee Street Rd.
Auburn, NY 13021
Phone: (315) 253-0361

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