The Elizabeth Mascia Child Care Center offers a broad range of services for families with children with programs for all ages.
New York State Office of Children & Family Services requirements regarding the required ratio of staff members to children and the maximum allowed sizes of groups are followed for all programs. All children will be supervised at all times by qualified staff members according to those same requirements.
The Elizabeth Mascia Child Care Center provides nutritious and age-appropriate breakfasts, lunches and snacks daily at the main center. There is no additional charge for meals and snacks at the main center. A weekly menu is posted in each classroom. Food provided by the center is peanut and sesame free.
Ages: Twelve – 36 months
Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Program Length: Four or five days a week, Fifty-two weeks per year
Toddler services are provided in a secure and stimulating environment with a focus on socialization. There are three mixed-age Toddler groups. Two are for Toddlers ranging in age from 12 – 36 months. The other is for 18 – 36 month olds. Children learn to interact with their peers in small groups. Learning is promoted through sensory experiences. Social, cognitive, language and motor skills are developed. Toddlers receive the individualized attention they need to feel successful with each activity. Toddlers are encouraged to feed themselves and are introduced to all foods. Toddler teachers work closely with parents on toileting. Most Toddlers are out of diapers by the time they move up to the Preschool program, and it is strongly encouraged, but it is not a requirement. Age appropriate and individually and developmentally appropriate curriculum is followed.
Typical Daily Toddler’s Schedule
7am – 9am: Arrival/free play
9am: Breakfast (included)
9:30am: Group time, Music, books, songs, movement activities
10am: Diapers/toileting, art, puzzles, small motor activities
10:30am: Outside – playground or walks
11:30am: Lunch prep
11:45am: Lunch (included)
1pm – 3pm: Nap on Cot
3:30pm: Snack (included)
4pm: Outside play or free play activities inside