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ECFC Building Exterior in the spring

Erwin Child & Family Center

The Center offers a warm, safe, and caring environment for children, providing year-round childcare with flexible hours for infants through school-age children.

Erwin Child & Family Center

The Center offers a warm, safe, and caring environment for children, providing year-round childcare with flexible hours for infants through school-age children. Teaching staff provide nurturing classrooms, and curriculum-based opportunities for learning and playing, complete with nutritious meals and snack throughout the day.

Our hands-on organic garden allows children a unique educational experience to actively participate in planting, watering, nurturing, picking, and eating.

The Erwin Child & Family Center offers comprehensive, year-round childcare and educational programs to meet the needs of working families at an affordable cost, based on a sliding fee scale.

Childcare Options

  • Nurturing infant and toddler programs
  • Full-day preschool and pre-K programs
  • Before/after school program for school-age children from Erwin Valley Elementary, including school breaks
  • Full day summer activities for school-age children
  • Convenient hours of operation (Mon.–Fri., 6:30 am–6:00 pm)
  • Full and part-time enrollment

Full-Sensory Play Makes Learning Fun

Children learn through play, and we offer age-appropriate materials and creative activities for indoor and outdoor play. Our approach is aligned with our National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA). Our practices promote appropriate social development supported through:

  • Classroom activities and friendships
  • Modern facility and newly designed playgrounds for all ages
  • Summer field trips for school-age children
  • Enrichment activities with community resources
  • Hands-on vegetable and flower garden

Experienced Leadership, Staffing, and Program Quality

Onsite leadership boasts more than 30 years of experience and education. All staff are cleared through background checks, fingerprinting, and are trained in First Aid and CPR. Medications can be administered by certified staff.

Accreditation

The Erwin Child & Family Center has been accredited since 2001, most recently by the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA) from 2010 to present. This nationally recognized accreditation follows a rigorous process of self-study, surveys by parents and staff, verification by early childhood education/childcare professionals, and a final review by the NECPA Board of Commissioners. NECPA is reserved for exceptional early childhood programs that substantially exceed minimum state licensing requirements.

Contact

Visit our facility to learn more about the programs we offer. Facility tours are encouraged, and references happily provided. To learn more about the Erwin Child & Family Center, contact:

Assistant Director

Erwin Child & Family Center
111 Canada Road, Painted Post, NY 14870
T: (607) 962-0536

Children playing at a table in a classroom

Work with us!

Careers at ECFC

If you’re interested in joining our team, we have Teacher, Support Teacher, and Teacher Aide, positions available!

Team Member
Director, Erwin Child & Family Center

Carol Berry, MEd

Educational

(607) 962-0536

Team Member
Assistant Director, Erwin Child & Family Center

Teressa Sasserson

Educational

(607) 962-0536

Team Member
Administrative Assistant

Julie Harris

Educational

(607) 962-0536