The Children's Center is childcare with a difference-a carefully chosen educational setting combined with meticulous structured academic instruction.

School Age

School Age

The Children's Center will keep your child engaged and prepared before and after school and during the summer months with our enrichment programs.



Learn all about how The Children's Center became the premier program in the Greater Utica, New York Area.

Watch Your Child Learn & Grow

Educational Resources in Utica, New York

Help your little one reach their fullest potential with early childhood enrichment programs with The Children's Center. Since 2003, we've offered the young minds of the Greater Utica area an aesthetically pleasing, engaging, and educational environment to explore.

Our individualized curriculum databases ensure every child is engrossed in developmentally appropriate activities throughout the school day. Whether you want to start preparing your 2-year-old for early childhood education, your 3 year old to enter kindergarten, or want an educational facility for your sixth-grader to attend after school, you won't regret choosing The Children's Center. We have two licensed facilities in renovated historic mansions that have been open for over a decade, on Court Street (in Downtown Utica) and Genesee Street (South Utica). Call 315-525-1576 (leave a message) now to schedule a tour and see why a lifetime of success begins with The Children's Center.

Nourishing your child's learning capabilities

Our early childhood educators are dedicated to enriching your little one's mind through captivating activities that follow the NY State Learning Standards for preschool and kindergarten readiness. The Children's Center focuses on enhancing your child's education,facilitating development, and helping them form healthy eating habits. Our curriculum consists of:

For our school-aged children at the CSCC location; we offer enrichment field trips such as: nature exploration, swimming, sports clinics, art explorations, private dance lessons, muesum and library visit. As well as a grade specfic summer success program for reading and math.

At the end of your child's day, you'll receive a secure and detailed report of your child's activities including meals, lesson plans, and notes. If you've been searching for a trusted learning center to prepare your child for the future, look no further than The Children's Center in Utica, NY. Get in touch with our child care specialists as soon as possible by calling 315-525-1576.

Tour our child care facility in New York today!

At The Children's Center, you'll find ECE professionals who put your child's best interests first. We boast numerous accolades and certifications, including being licensed through the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, as well as:

  • Winner of the 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 'Friends of Children' Recognition Award given by the Child Care Council of Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Director and Teacher Awards
  • Medication Administration Training Certified
  • CPR and First Aid Certified
  • American Montessori Society Affiliates
  • CACFP Sponsors
  • Best Preschool, Best DayCare, and Best Boss (Mohawk Valley Best of the Best Winners)
  • Quality Staes Rated



Schedule a tour of our exceptional child care facility now, and let us build a foundation for a lifetime of success within your child!

Now accepting children as young as 18 months and up at the Court Street location

Children's Center Accolades

  • 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 Friends Of Children Award Nominees (Over 30!)
  • Friends Of Children Award Winners (8 award winners)
  • Mohawk Valley Best Of The Best Finalist 2017, 2018 & 2019
  • Quality Stars Rated Program
  • OCFS Licensed & Trained
  • MAT, CPR, & 1st Aid Certified
  • Celebrating the largest graduating class in our history (Class of 2019!)
  • 2018 Best Preschool (Best of the Best)
  • 2018 Best Daycare (Best of the Best)
  • 2018 Best Boss Miss Alison (Best of the Best)