Welcome to Care-a-lot Child Care of Greece! We are located at 100 Pinewild Drive in the Canal Ponds office complex (near BJ’s Wholesale Club). We are open Monday-Friday from 6:30am-6:00pm.
We enroll children between the ages of 6 weeks through 12 years. We also provide ‘Before’ and ‘After’ school care for families who reside in the Greece School District (your children must attend the Greece Central School District to have busing provided), Vacation Club and Summer Camp for all children of school age.
Care-a-lot of Greece consists of: 3 infant classrooms, 3 toddler rooms, 2 preschool rooms, 2 Pre-K classrooms and 1 school-age classroom. We also have 2 classrooms that host a part day UPK program through the Greece Central School district. We are licensed to host 161 children!
Outside our clean and spacious facility, we have three beautiful playgrounds that the children can enjoy. The playgrounds are accessible from the classrooms, and are separated to accommodate infants/toddlers, preschool, as well as Pre-K and school-age. Having three playgrounds means that more children can enjoy the outdoors at one time! We even have our own basketball court and a large grass area where our children enjoy soccer, kick ball and water play in the summer! Just across the street we have a beautiful nature trail equipped with paved sidewalks, gazebos and a pond that we utilize often. The older children love to look for wildlife throughout the trails while our younger children enjoy taking in the sights!
Our center also hosts extracurricular activities that families are welcomed and encouraged to enroll in (at an additional cost). We offer computer and dance classes and are excited about our newest adventure with Taekwondo (all these classes are held weekly right here at the center!)
Safety and security are top priorities at our center. In addition to regularly conducting fire and lockdown drills, our center has a secure entrance and locked door that can only be accessed via a secure pin code that is changed regularly.
Care-a-lot also offers a nutritious menu under CACFP (Child Adult Care Food Program) guidelines that allows us to include breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack for all children (all prepared on-site in our kitchen). Under this food program we are also able to offer infant formula, stage one fruits and vegetables, cereals and snacks to our infants, until they are ready to enjoy table food.
Care-a-lot is a nut free and asthma friendly facility. We take all precautions when it comes to children’s allergies and will do our best to accommodate when we can. Our facility also has at least 2 MAT trained staff on-site at any point during the day to administer medications, first aid, or CPR if ever needed.
In addition to following the NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children, naeyc.org) standards, we are also QUALITYstarsNY (qualitystarsny.org) participants, having achieved a rating of 4 out of 5 stars!
Now that you have had a glimpse of our center, come in and see what a loving and caring environment feels like by visiting our center and meeting our staff. We look forward to your visit!
Ms. Michelle's Bio
Michelle has been with Care-a-lot Child Care since 1996. Starting as a Head Teacher, she quickly demonstrated the ability to do more and was promoted to Assistant Director, and then to Center Director in 1998. Being a parent herself, she focuses on being compassionate with parents to make sure that they are comfortable with our facility. She also promotes an open-door policy so that parents know that all their questions and concerns will be addressed. She prides herself with making all her families, staff and children fell welcomed and loved! She feels very fortunate to have more than 20 years in the field of early childhood education.
Michelle has a degree in Human Services and has completed the NYS Administrators Credential.