509 Prendergast Avenue, Jamestown, NY  716.487.1984
A Children's Place

Early Care and Education Program

A Children's Place mission is to provide safe, healthy and happy childcare for children ages six weeks to five years of age without regard to race, religious affiliation or socio-economic status. In this environment, we shall:
‪• nurture social, physical, cognitive and emotional development;
‪• cultivate learning and creative expression; and
‪• meet the needs of each individual child and his or her family.

The Center is non-profit and has been licensed by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services since 1971.

Open all year round. Closed for only (8) Holidays
Hours of Operation are 7:30am - 5:30pm Monday - Friday

A balanced nutritious breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack are provided at
NO COST to the family. Menus go home monthly.

There is a Health Consultant on staff as a resource for the families. However, we do NOT administer medications.
All teachers and support staff:
• are background checked, finger printed and drug tested
‪• are certified in Adult/Child and Infant CPR and Infant/Child First Aid
‪• meet the continuous 30 hours of training in a two-year licensing period.
All Head Teachers have education in the Early Childhood field.
ACP take a comprehensive approach to early care and education.
 We ensure that our children receive the following early intervention evaluations while enrolled in our program:
‪• Vision Screenings by Chautauqua Blind Association
‪• Denver Developmental Screenings by the Chautauqua County Department of Health

Our early care and education program is designed to ensure children with limited English proficiency are provided with equal access and opportunity to achieve curriculum goals. Two teachers are English-Spanish bilingual.
ACP is a Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) site for the Jamestown Public School District.
We currently have 16 children enrolled in the JPS/UPK program. We offer a full day class during the school year.

A Children’s Place has been providing services through a contractual relationship with the Jamestown Public School District since 1998. These children are enrolled in our UPK program through the Jamestown Public School system.

A Children’s Place also offers Wrap-Around care for those families with children enrolled in our UPK program who need care before and/or after UPK. Care is also available during school breaks and holidays.
Student Teacher Ratio
Infant Room – ratio (1 – 4)
(6 weeks to 18 months)
Toddler Room – ratio (1 – 5) 
(18 months to 3 years)
Preschool Room – ratio (1 – 8)
(3 years to 5 years)

We provide a balance of activities:
‪• child choice activities
‪• teacher directed activities
large and small group interactions
indoor play - spacious gym
outdoor play - fenced in
playground
art, music
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For more information, call and schedule a tour.
Sara Zampogna, Director
509 Prendergast Avenue
Jamestown, New York 14701
Phone: 716-487-2238
Fax: 716-483-5005
E-Mail: sara@firstpresjamestown.com
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