Child Care Services 

CHILD CARE & EDUCATION SERVICES


SUPPORTING FAMILIES

The Salvation Army is committed to serving all families and children, including those with disabilities, by offering enrichment services that help children develop, learn and achieve success.

Our services provide:

  • A healthy, safe and supportive learning environment for children from all backgrounds
  • An opportunity to understand a child’s individual needs and design a learning experience that help them to grow
  • Parent education and parenting support on site at the centers
  • Opportunities throughout the year for parents to participate in center activities
  • Extended hours to support working families
  • Assistance with access to child care subsidies and funding


EARLY HEAD START COLLABORATIVE

The Salvation Army, in partnership with Atonement Child Care Center and Family Based Child Care, provides Early Head Start services to nearly one hundred infants, toddlers and their families. Each child will have the opportunity to participate in an Early Head Start program until reaching his or her third birthday, while attending a New York State licensed child care center or family care provider. At the age of three, children will transition to Head Start and /or Universal Pre-Kindergarten. This collaborative program will include the following enrichment services:

  • Enhanced child development interventions
  • Specialized caregivers
  • Family support, including assistance with diapers and formula
  • Parent education and training
  • Health and nutrition screenings


EDUCATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS

The Salvation Army is very proud to join many other partners in Central New York to support early learning. We are working locally to implement the National Grade Level Reading Campaign, assuring all children reach grade level reading by the third grade. We are actively involved with the Early Education Alliance and The Literacy Coalition, which supports the Dolly Parton “Imagination Library,” that provides children and their families with a new book each month.

The Salvation Army collaborates with the Syracuse City School District by offering full time, enriched Universal Pre-Kindergarten instruction to all four year olds in our Cab Horse Commons Child Care Center. Cab Horse Commons also offers Head Start programming to three and four year olds through a collaboration with PEACE, Inc.

 

LICENSED CHILD CARE CENTERS

Salina Infant Child Care Center
Capacity: 54 children, ages 6 weeks to 3 years
Hours of Operation: 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Cab Horse Commons Child Care Center
Capacity: 117 children, ages 6 weeks to 5 years
Hours of Operation: 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

School Age Child Care Center
Capacity: 75 children, ages 5-12 years
Hours of Operation:
2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. during school days
7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. during school holidays, snow days and summer vacation


CONTACT INFORMATION:

Director of Child Care and Education Services: Chandra Smith, (315) 479-1193

Enrollment: Marybeth Kimball, (315) 479-1305

Day Care Services Application Form


THE IMPORTANCE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD LITERACY