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Child Care

Resources for finding child care.


Community Child Care Clearinghouse of Niagara

The Community Child Care Clearinghouse of Niagara was implemented in 1995 to coordinate, assist, and strengthen child care services in Niagara County.  Quality child care is a community resource that supports families, contributes to economic productivity, and nurtures children’s growth.

Find information on their website for Services Parents, Child Care Providers, and for Businesses and the Community.

For information about child care options, training for child care providers, and publications for parents or providers and/or businesses and communities:
Address: 1521 Main Street, Niagara Falls, New York 14305,
Telephone:  1-800-701-4KID, (716) 285-8572
Fax:  (716) 286-9243
Email: ccrrniagara@niagaracap.org
Angela Burns, Child Care Program Supervisor oversees the Child Care Program

Agri-Business Child Development of Newfane, The Rathgaber Center

Agri-Business Child Development (ABCD), founded in 1946, is committed to providing the highest quality early childhood education and social services to farm worker and other eligible families across New York State.

As a non-profit provider of high quality culturally and linguistically diverse child development services for infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers, Agri-Business Child Development ensures that each child receives comprehensive educational, health and social services.

Services: As a provider of Migrant and Seasonal Head Start, Agri-Business Child Development ensures that each child receives comprehensive educational, health and social services. ABCD at Newfane is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Children Served: Children of eligible families aged six weeks to compulsory school age.

Eligibility Requirements: include household income, employment status, and child(ren)’s age(s). The center utilizes a system of points, in accordance with the Head Start Performance Standards, to ensure that the neediest of the eligible families receive services.

Transportation: Given the rural location of families served and the lack of public transportation, busing is provided for infants, toddlers and preschoolers to and from the center on DOT inspected school buses. Educational activities are provided while children are in transit.

Hours: 8-12 hours a day, 5 days a week.

Address: 3820 Lockport-Olcott Road, Lockport, NY 14094

Phone: (716)439-4524

Fax: (716) 439-4568