The Cayuga Community College Child Care Center and School Age Program are state-licensed and Quality Star NY accredited facilities that care for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years.

The programs serve children of students, staff, and members of the community. Enrollment priority is given to students enrolled at Cayuga. A subsidy is offered for qualifying students, and other subsidies provided to families are also accepted. The program is also a site for the Auburn School District’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten.

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We are open year-round. Children who enroll at the Child Care Center are enrolled full-time and charged for 5 days/week. At this time, we do not offer part-time care.

We are also an approved site for the Auburn Enlarged City Schools Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program (UPK). Enrollment through AECSD opens in February, and students are assigned to sites of their choosing on a first-come, first-serve basis. We have programs for 3PK (3-year-old preschool students) and UPK (4-year-old preschool students). Placement is completed by the school district. Care for UPK and 3PK students is free from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm (Monday – Friday) and follows the AECSD calendar. UPK schedules may vary year to year due to UPK programming. For more information regarding this, please refer to the school district’s website.

Wrap care is also available for school-aged children on a limited basis.


The program’s staff includes a Director, teachers, assistant teachers, and part-time aides. In addition, we offer opportunities for students enrolled at Cayuga, from various academic fields, to gain professional experiences and observation hours within our early childhood learning environment.

Colette TenEyck
81 Wall St.
Auburn, NY 13021
Phone: 315-294-8603
Fax: 315-294-8895
Hours of Operation: 6:45 am – 5:30 pm


Our philosophy is that the program exists to meet the needs of the children, families, and staff of the center. We encourage and support each child in all areas of development, fostering a sense of individuality while maintaining an “extended family” framework. We strive to meet and exceed the needs of our college and local community. Developmentally appropriate practices are consistently utilized, and the children are our primary focus.


  • Daily Lesson Plans that incorporate all areas of childhood development
  • Experienced and certified staff
  • CPR and MAT trained staff
  • On-site playground


We require a $50.00 registration fee upon enrollment. This registration fee is waived for students enrolled at Cayuga. We do not require the $50.00 registration fee for children enrolled with the school district. Billing is completed weekly, and pricing is based on the child’s age. We offer a $25.00 weekly discount to families with multiple children in care. Please contact us for our current rates.


Children are served breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack. The times these are served vary by classroom.