Columbia Children's Center is licensed by New York State Office of Children and Family Services. Founded in 1982 by director, Nancy H. Smith. The center operates every week of the year. We are licensed by New York State Department of Health and serve breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack, all prepared by our cook on site. There are six classrooms for children six weeks to five years of age. Each classroom has two educated, experienced teachers and follows a developmentally appropriate curriculum including daily outdoor play.
We are dedicated to provide the best child care for all of our children in a developmentally appropriate way.
Nancy has led a team of qualified, experienced staff through 35 years of service. Many of the staff have been there since the beginning and most others have been employed for nearly two decades.
All staff are required to complete 30 hours of training and continuing education every two years as compliant with NYS regulations.
Each classroom is run by a lead teacher along with a full time assistant teacher. Some rooms also have part time staff
All staff have gone through a complete background check and fingerprinting by NYS.
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We are proud of our high retention rate of our staff!
We have a long standing, positive relationship with those in our community and strong reputation!
Celebrating 35 years of committed, quality care!