Child Care Center

Several children sitting in a circle on a brightly colored carpet, engaging with the teacher during a large group activity.

The FLCC Child Care Center provides developmentally appropriate activities and curriculum in a safe, fun, and nurturing environment. We accept children 18 months to 5 years of age.

Affordable, Quality Care for Your Kids

  • Licensed by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.
  • Flexible scheduling options that allow parents to work or attend college.
  • Affordable rates with childcare subsidies available to qualifying families.
  • Open to all children, whether you're affiliated with FLCC or not.

What We Do

Early childhood is precious time in your kid's developmental stages. Children learn so much about the world during these formative years. Our goal is to provide opportunities that will enhance the learning of the whole child in a caring and supportive environment.

Curiosity, Independence, and Self-Confidence

Our center encourages children to be curious, comfortable with oneself, friendly with others, independent, and self-confident. We help children be aware of the world around them and nurture their growth. We plan child-specific activities and experiences while recognizing each child as both an individual and a member of a group.

Age-Appropriate, Child-Specific Enrichment

Children benefit from a variety of developmentally appropriate activities built into our daily schedule. We provide programming in science, art, music, physical fitness, dramatic play, language development, nutrition, and health instruction. Our daily schedule includes free play, stories, outdoor recreation, rest, and meals as well as other structured activities to meet the needs of each child.

Special Events and Seasonal Fun

Children participate in seasonal activities and special events regularly, including walking trips to the college, birthday celebrations, and college-sponsored events. Our location and association with Finger Lakes Community College gives our children easy access to professionals excited to share their knowledge of health and nursing, environmental conservation and preservation, food service, library science, the arts, and more.

  • Fall activities include an open house and fall feast as well as visits from a dentist, librarian, and the fire department.
  • Spring activities include an Earth Day planting, Muffins with Mommy for Mother's Day, a visit from the Magic Guy, and our preschool graduation celebration.



7:30 a.m. Center opens
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Free play (blocks, dramatic play, books, music, puzzles, games, magnatiles)

8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Planned classroom activities in the multipurpose room. Small group activities (structured table art, books, fingerplays, music) and large motor activities (bikes, balance beam, cars, parachute)
11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Outdoor play (playground, swings, slides, riding toys, walks)
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Prepare for lunch
12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Quiet time and nap
2:45 p.m. UPK released
2:30 - 3:00 p.m. Free play (puzzles, books, playdough, small blocks, coloring)
3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Snack
3:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Outdoor play (playground) and classroom activities (playdough, cutting, gluing, books, music)

4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Free play (blocks, dramatic play, books)
5:30 p.m. Center closes

Child Care Rates & Financial Subsidies

Childcare services are available throughout the year, Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Standard rates for half-day and full-day care are listed below. We have a variable fee scale based on household income and other subsidy programs available for families.

Daily Fee Schedule

Age Range

1-5 Hours

5+ Hours

Toddlers and Twos $53 $60
Preschoolers $52 $57
UPK Wrap-Around Care $30/day

If you receive either a federal or state financial aid award letter (e.g., for TAP, PELL, SEOG, loans, etc.) and have available financial aid, you may choose to use part or all of it to pay your childcare tuition and fees. This payment option can only be used if your financial aid is approved, and award letters are submitted to the childcare center in a timely manner.

Please contact the Child Care Center Director for more information and the required document.

The Child Care Block Grant Subsidy is a federal program administered by the Department of Social Services that pays up to 95% of your childcare tuition if your income qualifies. Two-parent families and single-parent families may apply. You or your spouse can be working, and you can be attending school. You may use this grant for school or for employment outside of school.

The FLCC Child Care Center accepts payment from the area Department of Social Services (DSS). Please contact your county DSS directly to see if you qualify for funding. Contact the Child Care Center Director if you need assistance.

Visit the Child Care Center

FLCC Child Care Center, front entrance.

The FLCC Child Care Center is located on our main campus in Canandaigua. Contact the director to schedule a visit and start the enrollment process.

Ready to Register?

1. Contact us for availability and tour.
2. Complete the enrollment packet.

Phone: 585-394-6666

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See the Center!

Check out a day in the life at our Child Care Center. Our kids love crafting, dancing, reading, and more.


Heidi Bliss
Child Care Center Director
Phone: (585) 394-6666
Fax: (585) 393-9160