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DAY-CARE CENTERS
(Ranked by licensed capacity*)

#1

Browncroft Day Care Center
933 Atlantic Ave.
Rochester, N.Y. 14609
288-3271
Licensed Capacity: 250
Total Staff: NA
Cost of Full-Time Care (weekly)1: $50-$135
Ages Admitted: 6 wks.-12 yrs
Hours of Operation: 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Transportation Provided: Yes (to/from school)
Hot-Lunch Program: Yes
Outdoor Playground: Yes
Government Funding: No
Program Focus: Appropriate curriculum emphasizing activities to challenge child’s imagination, creativity, muscle development, social skills
Other Special Programs: Preschool, Kindergarten, before- and after-school care, summer day camp, field trips
Director(s): Daniel Hafmann, Barbara Segel
Owner(s): Daniel Hofmann
Year Founded: 1966

#2

Care-a-lot Child Care of North Greece Inc.
751 Long Pond Road
Rochester, N.Y. 14612
723-8030
Licensed Capacity: 222
Total Staff: NA
Cost of Full-Time Care (weekly)1: $75-$190
Ages Admitted: 6 wks.-12 yrs.
Hours of Operation: 6:30 a.m. t 6:00 p.m.
Transportation Provided: No
Hot-Lunch Program: Yes
Outdoor Playground: Yes
Government Funding: No
Program Focus: Developmentally appropriate and nurturing program designed to promote emotional, social, intellectual and physical growth of children
Other Special Programs: Full-time nurse, kindergarten, before- and after-school program, field trips, community education programs, indoor play areas
Director(s):Carol Moore
Owner(s): Carol & Robert Moore
Year Founded: 1995

#3

The Children’s Center of Brighton Inc.
2501 Lac de Ville Blvd.
Rochester, N.Y. 14618
442-7400
Licensed Capacity: 187
Total Staff: 55
Cost of Full-Time Care (weekly)1: $59-$160
Ages Admitted: 2 mos.-12 yrs.
Hours of Operation: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Transportation Provided: No
Hot-Lunch Program: Yes
Outdoor Playground: Yes
Government Funding: No
Program Focus: Socialization, hand-on positive reinforcement, age-development-appropriate programs
Other Special Programs: Care for mildly ill children, special health care unit, kindergarten, computer, dance, art, registered nurse, summer program, field trips
Director(s): Beverly Malowitz
Owner(s): Marvin Malowitz, Beverly Malowitz
Year Founded: 1965

#4
Generations Child Care Inc.
230 Coldwater Road
Rochester, NY 14624
247-3490
Licensed Capacity: 173
Total Staff: 38
Cost of Full-Time Care (weekly)1: $65-$130
Ages Admitted: 6 wks.-12 yrs.
Hours of Operation: 6:45 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Transportation Provided: No
Hot-Lunch Program: Yes
Outdoor Playground: Yes
Government Funding: Yes
Program Focus: Developmentally appropriate curriculum enhanced by intergenerational programming
Other Special Programs: Elder-care, kindergarten, computers, dance, summer camp, before- and after-school program
Director(s): Kathy LeFrois
Owner(s): Bridget Shumway
Year Founded: 1993

#5

Crayon Campus Inc.
101 Sully’s Trail
Pittsford, N.Y. 14534
381-4780
Licensed Capacity: 165
Total Staff: 40
Cost of Full-Time Care (weekly)1: $67-$180
Ages Admitted: 8 wks.-10 yrs.
Hours of Operation: 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Transportation Provided: No
Hot-Lunch Program: Yes
Outdoor Playground: Yes
Government Funding: No
Program Focus: Developmentally appropriate practices that promote total growth and development, emphasis on self-esteem and creativity
Other Special Programs: Kindergarten, summer camp, piano lessons, computers, speech screening, nurse-supervised sick care, library, swimming
Director(s): Mary Pat Pasenello
Owner(s): Crayon Campus Inc.
Year Founded: 1990

#6

Toddler’s Workshop Daycare Inc.
12 May St.
Webster, N.Y. 14580
872-0663
Licensed Capacity:164
Total Staff: 38
Cost of Full-Time Care (weekly)1: $65-$132
Ages Admitted: 6 wks. – 12 yrs.
Hours of Operation: 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Transportation Provided: No
Hot-Lunch Program: Yes
Outdoor Playground: Yes
Government Funding: No
Program Focus: Developmentally appropriate language-based program within a play-oriented environment
Other Special Programs: Nursery school, summer camp,dance, music, gymnastics, computer, Korean martial arts
Director(s): Virginia Nacy
Owner(s):Virginia Nacy, Kevin Nacy
Year Founded: 1987

#7

Playcare #9
1901 Lac De Ville Blvd.
Rochester, N.Y. 14618
256-3599
Licensed Capacity: 151
Total Staff: 28
Cost of Full-Time Care (weekly)1: $115-$135
Ages Admitted: 6 wks. – 5 yrs.
Hours of Operation: 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Transportation Provided: No
Hot-Lunch Program: Yes
Outdoor Playground: Yes
Government Funding: Yes
Program Focus: Early childhood, multicultural
Other Special Programs: School pictures, parent meetings, bowling
Director(s): Carolyn Yarton
Owner(s): Sandra Alexander
Year Founded: 1970

#8

Rochester Children’s Nursery Inc.
941 South Ave.
Rochester, N.Y. 14620
473-2858
Licensed Capacity: 150
Total Staff: 45
Cost of Full-Time Care (weekly)1: $69-$122
Ages Admitted: 18 mos.-12 yrs.
Hours of Operation: 6:45 a.m.-10 yrs.
Transportation Provided: No
Hot-Lunch Program: Yes
Outdoor Playground: Yes
Government Funding: Yes
Program Focus: Developmentally appropriate program focusing on social, emotional, physical, cognitive and language development
Other Special Programs: Kindergarten, toddler and preschool program, inclusion program for special needs children
Director(s): Michelle Prince
Owner(s): Non-profit
Year Founded: 1857

#9

Brockport Child Daycare Center Inc.
350 New Campus Drive
Brockport, N.Y. 14420
395-2273
Licensed Capacity: 150
Total Staff: 27
Cost of Full-Time Care (weekly)1: $120-$150
Ages Admitted: 8 wks. – 12 yrs.
Hours of Operation: 6:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Transportation Provided: Yes
Hot-Lunch Program: Yes
Outdoor Playground: Yes
Government Funding: Yes
Program Focus: Developmentally appropriate curriculum
Other Special Programs: Summer program
Director(s): Mary Montgomery
Owner(s): Board of Directors
Year Founded: 1972

#10

Playcare #3
55 Hoover Drive
Rochester, N.Y. 14615
621-2448
Licensed Capacity:139
Total Staff: 17
Cost of Full-Time Care (weekly)1: $105-$125
Ages Admitted: 6 wks.-10 yrs.
Hours of Operation: 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Transportation Provided: No
Hot-Lunch Program: Yes
Outdoor Playground: Yes
Government Funding: Yes
Program Focus: Early childhood, BA school,summer school, multicultural
Other Special Programs: School pictures, parent meetings, bowling
Director(s): Regina Harris
Owner(s): Sandra Alexander
Year Founded: 1970

#11

Northside Children’s Center
300 Chesterton Road
Rochester, N.Y. 14626
227-7366
Licensed Capacity: 135
Total Staff: 23
Cost of Full-Time Care (weekly)1: $107-$112
Ages Admitted: 6 wks.-12 yrs.
Hours of Operation: 6:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
Transportation Provided: No
Hot-Lunch Program: Yes
Outdoor Playground: Yes
Government Funding: Yes
Program Focus: NA
Other Special Programs: Indoor playroom, computers
Director(s):Darren Prucha
Owner(s): Non-profit
Year Founded: 1982

#12

Wilson Commencement Park Early Learning Center
251 Joseph Ave.
Rochester, N.Y. 14605
263-7930
Licensed Capacity: 129
Total Staff: 30
Cost of Full-Time Care (weekly)1: $63-$120
Ages Admitted: 6 wks. – 12 yrs.
Hours of Operation: 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Transportation Provided: No
Hot-Lunch Program: Yes
Outdoor Playground: Yes
Government Funding: Yes
Program Focus: Early childhood education, learning for play with hands-on activities
Other Special Programs: Hearing and speech evaluations, lead testing, weekly health checks,before- and after-school program, summer camp
Director(s): Christine Zigadlo
Owner(s): Non-profit
Year Founded: 1991

#13

Downtown Child Development Center
121 N. Fitzhugh St.
Rochester, N.Y. 14614
232-1100
Licensed Capacity: 129
Total Staff: 27
Cost of Full-Time Care (weekly)1: $105
Ages Admitted: 6 wks.-5 yrs.
Hours of Operation: 6:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Transportation Provided: No
Hot-Lunch Program: Yes
Outdoor Playground: Yes
Government Funding: Yes
Program Focus: Promote children’s socio-emotional, physical and cognitive development
Other Special Programs: Programs with Hearing and Speech Center, weekly visits by nurse, foster grandparent program, parent/staff meetings, field trips
Director(s): Ionie Crosdale
Owner(s): Downtown United Presbyterian Church
Year Founded: 1968

#14

Oregon Leopold Day Care Association
1069 Joseph Ave.
Rochester, N.Y. 14621
467-6111
Licensed Capacity: 128
Total Staff: 28
Cost of Full-Time Care (weekly)1: $100-$110
Ages Admitted: 18 mos. – 12 yrs.
Hours of Operation: 6:30 a.m.-5:45 p.m.
Transportation Provided: Yes
Hot-Lunch Program: Yes
Outdoor Playground: Yes
Government Funding: Yes
Program Focus: Developmentally appropriate practice/experimental learning
Other Special Programs: Speech-therapy services
Director(s): Wayne Sptz
Owner(s): Non-profit
Year Founded: 1971

#15

Playcare #6
4201 Buffalo Road
N. Chili, N.Y. 14514
594-8784
Licensed Capacity: 127
Total Staff: 19
Cost of Full-Time Care (weekly)1: $105-$125
Ages Admitted: 6 wks.-kindergarten
Hours of Operation: 6:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Transportation Provided: No
Hot-Lunch Program: Yes
Outdoor Playground: Yes
Government Funding: Yes
Program Focus: Early childhood, BA school, summer school, multicultural
Other Special Programs: School pictures, parent meetings, bowling
Director(s): Carlyn Lindsay
Owner(s): Sandra Alexandra
Year Founded: 1970

#16

Apple-A-Daycare of Penfield
671 Panorama Trail
Rochester, N.Y. 14625
586-3940
Licensed Capacity: 125
Total Staff: 25
Cost of Full-Time Care (weekly)1: $120-$154
Ages Admitted: 6 wks.-12 yrs.
Hours of Operation: 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Transportation Provided: Yes
Hot-Lunch Program: Yes
Outdoor Playground: Yes
Government Funding: Yes
Program Focus: Developmentally appropriate programs
Other Special Programs: Dance, music, computers, flexible scheduling
Director(s): Heidi Saathose
Owner(s): Children’s Discovery Center of America Inc.
Year Founded: 1986

#17

Alphabet Campus Child Care Inc.
3872 Lyell Road
Rochester, N.Y. 14606
247-3420
Licensed Capacity: 125
Total Staff: 18
Cost of Full-Time Care (weekly)1: $55-$125
Ages Admitted: 6 wks. – 12 yrs.
Hours of Operation: 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Transportation Provided: Yes
Hot-Lunch Program: Yes
Outdoor Playground: Yes
Government Funding: Yes
Program Focus: Developmentally appropriate curriculum, with socialization and learning activities
Other Special Programs: Computers, dance karate, Kidnastics, visitors
Director(s): Sabrina Agostinelli
Owner(s): Corporation
Year Founded: 1985

#18

Alphabet Campus Child Care Inc.
695 Bay Road
Webster, N.Y. 14580
671-8340
Licensed Capacity: 125
Total Staff: 16
Cost of Full-Time Care (weekly)1: $55-$125
Ages Admitted: 6 wks. – 10 yrs.
Hours of Operation: 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Transportation Provided: Yes
Hot-Lunch Program: Yes
Outdoor Playground: Yes
Government Funding: Yes
Program Focus: Developmentally appropriate curriculum, with socialization and learning activities
Other Special Programs: Computers, dance, karate, Kidnastics, field trips, visitors, summer camp
Director(s): Carie Heinrich
Owner(s): Corporation
Year Founded: 1985

#19

Care-a-lot Child Care Inc.
90 Erie Canal Drive
Rochester, N.Y. 14626
723-0050
Licensed Capacity: 124
Total Staff: 40
Cost of Full-Time Care (weekly)1: $75-$163
Ages Admitted: 6 wks. – 10 yrs.
Hours of Operation: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Transportation Provided: No
Hot-Lunch Program: Yes
Outdoor Playground: Yes
Government Funding: Yes
Program Focus: Developmentally appropriate activities promoting positive self-esteem, socialization skills, physical growth
Other Special Programs: Full-time nurse, kindergarten, before- and after-school program, field trips, computers, dance aerobics
Director(s): Bonnie Passino
Owner(s): Carol & Robert Moore
Year Founded: 1991

#20

South Ave. Day Care Center
1600 South Ave.
Rochester, N.Y. 14620
473-3230
Licensed Capacity: 122
Total Staff: 28
Cost of Full-Time Care (weekly)1: $52-$95
Ages Admitted: 8 wks.-12 yrs.
Hours of Operation: 6:30 a.m.-midnight
Transportation Provided: No
Hot-Lunch Program: Yes
Outdoor Playground: Yes
Government Funding: Yes
Program Focus: Care and education of young children
Other Special Programs: Before- and after-school care, evening care
Director(s): Carol Malovics
Owner(s): Non-profit
Year Founded: 1983

#21

Park Ridge Child Care Center
1555 Long Pond Road
Rochester, N.Y. 14626
723-7543
Licensed Capacity: 120
Total Staff: 37
Cost of Full-Time Care (weekly)1: $118-$150
Ages Admitted: 8 wks. – 12 yrs.
Hours of Operation: 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Transportation Provided: No
Hot-Lunch Program: Yes
Outdoor Playground: Yes
Government Funding: No
Program Focus: Developmentally appropriate curriculum with socialization and learning activities
Other Special Programs: Kindergarten, nurse, field trips, before- and after-school care, intergenerational program, care for mildly ill children
Director(s): Diane Hereth
Owner(s): Park Ridge Health System
Year Founded: 1988

#22

Alphabet Campus Child Care Inc.
500 Greenleaf Meadows
Rochester, N.Y. 14612
865-6160
Licensed Capacity: 120
Total Staff: 16
Cost of Full-Time Care (weekly)1: $55-$125
Ages Admitted: 6 wks.-12 yrs.
Hours of Operation: 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Transportation Provided: Yes
Hot-Lunch Program: Yes
Outdoor Playground: Yes
Government Funding: Yes
Program Focus: Developmentally appropriate curriculum with socialization and learning activities
Other Special Programs: Dance, computer, Karate, field trips, Kidnastics, visitors, summer camp
Director(s): Colleen Moynihan
Owner(s): Corporation
Year Founded: 1985

#23

Kinder Care Learning Center
770 Carter St.
Rochester, N.Y. 14621
467-5490
Licensed Capacity: 119
Total Staff: 30
Cost of Full-Time Care (weekly)1: NA
Ages Admitted: 6 wks. – 12 yrs.
Hours of Operation: 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Transportation Provided: No
Hot-Lunch Program: Yes
Outdoor Playground: Yes
Government Funding: No
Program Focus: Academic, social, physical and creative development
Other Special Programs: Infant stimulation program, dance, computer, field trips, intergenerational program
Director(s): Julie Fuller
Owner(s): National corporation
Year Founded: 1991

#24

Lakeside Child Care Center Inc.
156 West Ave.
Brockport, N.Y. 14420
637-2930
Licensed Capacity: 118
Total Staff: 30+
Cost of Full-Time Care (weekly)1: $50-$120
Ages Admitted: 6 wks. – 12 yrs.
Hours of Operation: 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Transportation Provided: Yes (to Bkpt. school)
Hot-Lunch Program: Yes
Outdoor Playground: Yes
Government Funding: Yes
Program Focus: Developmentally appropriate environment, encourage parent involvement
Other Special Programs: Field trips
Director(s):Paula Liucci
Owner(s): NA
Year Founded: 1990

#25

Childtime Children’s Center
75 Whittier Road
Rochester, N.Y. 14467
594-9481
Licensed Capacity: 117
Total Staff: 22
Cost of Full-Time Care (weekly)1: $65-$125
Ages Admitted: 6 wks. – 12 yrs.
Hours of Operation: 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Transportation Provided: No
Hot-Lunch Program: Yes
Outdoor Playground: Yes
Government Funding: Yes
Program Focus: School readiness, skills through learning-center environment
Other Special Programs: Gymnastics, dance
Director(s): Nori Pellescki
Owner(s): Corporation
Year Founded: 1991

______*In case of ties, centers are ranked by total staff.
NOTES: Information was provided by individual day-care centers that responded to a mail and telephone survey by Feb. 6. The list includes day-care centers that have a licensed capacity of at least 117 children. The survey contacted licensed day-care centers in Monroe County that are available to the public. Licensing is by the state Department of Social Services.

(1) The higher cost is for younger children; the lower cost is for the older and/or school-age children, unless otherwise specified.
NA – Not available

Researched by Nathalie Gabirout, Susan Moyer and Ann Valls

[Rochester Business Journal List, Day-care centers; Feb. 17, 1995]

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