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FM Playmates Child Care Center

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FM Playmates Child Care Center

The Fulton County YMCA/FM Playmates Child Care Center located on the college campus is a well-equipped, child-centered facility that provides affordable, quality childcare for college students, faculty, and staff members. If space is available, the community at large is accepted.  

Philosophy and Curriculum 

We believe that children learn best by doing what comes naturally, PLAY! Our program strives to pr ovide a safe, stimulating, healthy and nurturing environment for its children. The curriculum reflects the child’s age and researched, developmentally effective practices.  

Daily activities include play within specially created learning areas and outdoor play for fresh air and large motor exercise, We use the college gymnasium in inclement weather. We are often seen taking walks around the campus and enjoy being part of the community. 

Parents are our valued partners in supporting the children’s learning and are welcome to visit and encouraged to participate in the program.  

Staff view themselves as role models and strive to respectfully meet the needs of all families.  

Ages Served

Our license with the Office of Children and Family Services allows us to serve a total of 32 children between the ages of six weeks and Kindergarten entrance. 

Hours 

Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 5pm. Scheduling is flexible. Early arrival starting at 6am can be arranged for an extra fee. 

Nutrition 

Two nutritious meals, breakfast and lunch, and an afternoon snack are provided to the children each day as prescribed by the Division of Nutrition of the New York State Department of Health. 

Fees 

Fees vary according to the age of the child and the number of days attending. 

Tuition Assistance 

A variety of tuition assistance opportunities are available for eligible families.  

Enrollment Process 

Please call Christianna Husted at (518) 762-5333 or email chusted@fultoncountyymca.org for enrollment information and other questions. Enrollment requires the completion of an application, the submission of a college class schedule, and other New York State required documents. 

Quality Stars NY Participant  

We are proud to participate in the voluntary improvement system as development spans a lifetime.