Albany Children's Center

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The preschool program serves 75 children. We have opportunities for families who are low income eligible to receive subsidize child care services and we offer a full cost program as well. Subsidize is on a sliding fee scale based on gross income and family size. Full cost tuition is $1100 a month which goes up about 4% every year. At the preschool we are child centered, play based and use creative curriculum as our guide. We support children in their social/emotional, cognitive, motor, and language development. Each day the children are engaged in literacy through activities such as, music, dance and circle time. Our qualified staff help children develop a sense of self worth, while supporting their own individual learning styles. We have a large outdoor play area for children to explore, run, jump, climb and ride bikes. The preschool serves a hot family style lunch (such as penne pasta and chicken and rice) as well as breakfast and an afternoon snack. For Albany residents we provide a Special Day Class (SDC) for children with special rights. It is a half day program which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For enrollment information please contact Special Education services at 510-559-6536.