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We know that, while you are away at work, you would like a safe place for your child to stay. At the same time, you should not be worrying how he or she is doing. There is a host of childcare providers that serve Albany's Capital Region. You will be able to choose from a range of childcare services depending on the age and stage of your child. Most providers offer a day care service. For many however, you can take advantage of their extended services - before school, after school, before and after school, drop-in care, and emergency care.
Center-based Childcare Providers in Albany
Operating since 1967, Childtime offers parents a nurturing daycare service while encouraging children’s learning abilities to be ready for school. This daycare fittingly provides a program that takes care of your child from baby to kindergarten. All this is done in a home-like setting that is not only caring, but also safe. They are prepared to help with your child’s developmental needs at any stage and so you can select from one of seven program paths they have created - from infant care to private Kindergarten.
Operating since 1981, this child care center prides themselves in taking care of children while providing opportunities for learning and fun. If you have any fears about your child’s safety while you are gone, Kiddie Academy delivers their program in a clean and safe environment. You can visit their institution to look at their play area, and have a chat with staff to help make your decision about their program.
Bright Horizons at Corporate Woods
Bright Horizons is another great child care center that fosters the growth and development of your child in a homelike environment. You will not need to worry about your child because they are left in the hands of well-trained staff. At Bright Horizons, you can select from one of four areas of care – infant, toddler, preschool and kindergarten prep. For each area, childcare is centered on a curriculum that develops their learning.
Home Day Care or Family Day care
If you would prefer smaller settings for your child’s care, there are hundreds of family type child care providers offering group sizes as small as 6 children, and up to no more than 16 at a time. Because group sizes are smaller, caregivers are able to give more individual attention to children. Here are a few examples of Home service in the Albany are.
A Merry Heart Registered Family Daycare
For parents who are looking for a more intimate family-like setting for their children, A Merry Heart Registered Family Daycare serves the North Colonie School District. They are licensed providers caring for up to 6 children at a time. What’s more, they offer a range of care to fit your needs for kids between 6 weeks to 12 years - after school, before school, before and after school, daytime, drop-in care, emergency care, full-time, kindergarten, and part-time.
Four Corners Home Daycare
Four Corners Home Daycare is a group family day care and has a capacity of 16 children. If your child attends a school in the Albany School District, it may just be what you are looking for.
Many child care services are operated in Albany to help working and busy parents care for their kids. Only spend a little time to discover the best one that will best fit your child’s needs. If you have questions about our specific programs, feel free to reach out to TSL Adventures.
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