Child Care & Family Services

Child Care & Family Services

Our programs provide an array of child care and preventative services for youth and families.  These programs promote the social well-being of children and families by helping to build connections to home, school and community. Given the right tools and supports, families can help themselves to a better future.

See below for more information about our Licensed Care for children 6 weeks to 12 years; Universal Pre-K; Daycare Registration and CACFP; Outreach & Prevention;Community Health Worker Services; Pins Reduction & Elimination Program; Children's Center; Project A.I.M.; Kinship Connections; and Transitional Life Skills.

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Child Care Services

We provide licensed care for children 6 weeks to 12 years, taking into consideration each child's age and development (scholarship rate and DSS child care subsidies accepted). 315-272-2760   Learn More

Universal Pre-Kindergarten

We partner with the Utica City School District to offer both morning and afternoon UPK programs to 4 year olds living within the district. Child Care services are available on-site before and after UPK hours (scholarship rate and DSS subsidies accepted).

We now offer Universal Pre-Kindergarten at Conkling School and the North Utica Community Center through the Utica City School District, however, there is no wrap around child care at those sites

We now offer UPK in Waterville Central School District for children in the WCSD at the Memorial Park Elementary School


Daycare Registration and CACFP

We register and assist individuals who wish to provide day care to small groups of children in a home setting. Our staff also fosters nutritional eating under the Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). 315-272-2630   Learn More

Outreach & Prevention

A neighborhood drop-in program offering educational and recreational opportunities year round. 315-272-2622.   Learn More

Community Health Worker Services

We work with high needs individuals and families to access needed preventive and primary health care services with an emphasis on pregnant women not enrolled in health care or supportive services. We serve the following communities in Oneida and Herkimer Counties: Utica, Rome, Camden, Boonville, Taberg, Blossvale, Little Falls, Frankfort, Ilion, Herkimer, Ohio, Newport and Poland. 315-272-2660   Learn More

Project A.I.M. (Achieve-Inspire-Motivate)

Trained adult mentors offer youth opportunities to build their self-confidence, reduce negative social behaviors, increase connectedness to self, home and community, increase employability, and provide community services. 315-272-2630   Learn More

Kinship Care Management

This program provides advocacy, outreach and supportive services such as home visits, parenting workshops and caregiver and youth support groups to non-parent caregivers residing in Oneida County facing the unique challenges associated with caring for children that are not biologically their own. We will provide referral and support services to kinship families in neighboring counties. 315-272-2630   Learn More

Transitional Life Skills

Provides assistance to youth ages 16-21 who are living independently due to family conflict. The program teaches the skills needed to maintain independence and find success in adulthood. 315-272-2630

Circles Initiative

Circles is a high impact, long term initiative that empowers low-income participants to permanently move out of poverty.  The Oneida County Chapter is part of the Circles USA national initiative with a mission to "inspire and equip families and communities to resolve poverty and thrive."  Circles engages community members and leaders across socioeconomic lines to change conversations around poverty, learn from those moving out of poverty, and build pathways of self-sufficiency through relationship building and community advocacy. 315 272-2630   Learn More

SOHO Permanency Resource Center

The Schoharie, Otsego, Herkimer and Oneida County Permanency Resource Center will provide assistance to post-adoptive or post-guardianship families so that children may be cared for in their homes with their adoptive parents or legal guardians. The program will work to ensure the  safety, stability and well-being of children and connect families to community  resources and supports.  315-272-2600   Learn More

Children's Center

The Children's Centers in the Family Court House in Utica and Rome provide literacy based drop-in childcare for children who must be in court in connection with matters involving themselves or caregivers. We provide families with information, referral and connection to health, education and child care and other community based services.  Utica: 315-266-4485, Rome: 315-266-4532

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