Child Care

The New Discoveries Learning Center at Upstate Cerebral Palsy is dedicated to providing your child a safe and stimulating day care environment.  Day Care programs are operated at two sites in Utica and Rome. These New York State licensed programs provide quality care for children ages 18 months through 5 years of age. 

Your child’s day is filled with hands-on activities that enhance his or her development and overall growth in a fun and supportive environment. Toddler development is addressed through the use of a play-based curriculum which includes toys, music, art, books and gross motor activities. Preschool classrooms provide stimulation and learning activities including language, motor, social, emotional and cognitive skill development. 

Day care is available Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM (Armory) and 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM (Rome). As licensed childcare programs, strict adherence to quality standards is required and overseen by the Office of Children and Family Services.  Our teachers and caregivers possess backgrounds in early childhood education and have experience working with young children.

All children are welcome into our day care program. Those who require therapy as identified in an approved IFSP or IEP can receive those interventions while in the day care program. Speech therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy can all be provided at each site.

Families are the first and most significant teachers of each child. The family is an important component of the New Discoveries childcare program. Daily communication is sent home with your child to describe the activities of the day and families are encouraged to visit and call whenever possible.

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For more information, or to enroll a child in our childcare program, please contact
Lenny Giardino, Early Childhood Director, at (315) 533-1150 ext. 257 or (315) 798-4006 ext. 281 or lenny.giardino@upstatecp.org.

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