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Jerome and Phyllis Charney
Early Childhood Development Program (ECDP)

Photo of a preschool boy practicing math and counting.

Preschool • Toddlers • Infants
Enrollment information

When it comes caring for your little one, the JCC's Jerome and Phyllis Charney Early Childhood Development Program is the area’s leading comprehensive childcare facility and preschool, serving infants six weeks old through pre-K children. We provide a caring and nurturing environment to help children explore their world with curiosity and passion.

Register for the 2021-2022 school year
Enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year is happening now! However, space is very limited. To register your child for the upcoming school year, your completed enrollment paperwork along with the $25 registration fee must be submitted.

For more information about enrolling your child and to schedule a tour, please call 315-445-2040, ext. 120.

Inspiring your child's success

We are not your average day care center serving the Syracuse area. Our program is a licensed child care facility offering infant, toddler and preschool care for children ages six weeks through five years. We offer a wide array of activities designed to invigorate kids' minds, encourage their love of learning and satisfy their wondrous curiosity.

  • Emergent curriculum aligned with NYS early learning guidelines.
  • Professional, nurturing teachers and staff, committed to excellence in early childhood education.
  • Invested in the responsible use of technology to support the curriculum in the classroom.
  • Off-site excursions and on-site enrichment programming including music, dance, yoga, sports, karate and more.
  • Clean, secured facility.
  • Flexible enrollment 2-5 days a week, open from 7 am – 6 pm.

Young children are full of wonder. Their curiosity and hunger for knowledge makes the early childhood years a crucial time for learning, so it's important that they experience the world in ways that will foster self-confidence and build a solid foundation for future success.

During such formative years, it is essential to offer young children an arena in which to discover the world around them and participate in educational, yet fun, activities that will introduce them to the concepts of learning and team work. Our highly qualified and encouraging staff provides an atmosphere in which children come to recognize their needs as well as the needs and rights of their peers.

We provide a developmentally appropriate environment that allows every child to know the true joy of discovery through a broad spectrum of experiences.

For more information, and to schedule a tour, call 315-445-2040, ext. 120.