FAQs

General

The center is licensed to provide care to 61 children,  including 7 infants, 26 toddlers and 28 preschoolers. Children range from 6 weeks to 5 years old.

  • Full time benefits-eligible faculty
  • Full time benefits-eligible staff
  • Full time graduate or undergraduate Syracuse University students
  • During the academic year (August-May), we are open:
    • Monday-Friday
    • 8a.m.-5:30p.m.
    • *Families may enroll in early drop-off (7:30a.m.) in their early EECCC Application and Enrollment Agreement
  • During the Summer Session (May-August), we are open:
    • Monday-Friday
    • 7:30a.m.-5p.m.

We provide care for children 6 weeks to 5 years old. If in the fall semester, your child meets the NYS Kindergarten cutoff deadline (they will turn 5 on or before December 1), they are not eligible for care.

  • Infant: 6 weeks-18 months
  • Toddler: 18 months-3 years
  • Preschool: 3-5 years

Enrollment

No. Your child will be moved to the next age group by EECCC staff.

The EECCC aims for a one-third split across all affiliations when enrolling children at the center.

Space is limited!

The average wait time can be 18 months – two years. We advise all wait list families to seek alternative care until a space becomes available.

Changes to the wait list occur when the other wait list families:

  • Lose Syracuse University affiliation.
  • Relocate.
  • Find and choose to stay in alternate care.
  • Children age-up to the next list.
  • Obtain a space at the center.

Siblings of children currently enrolled at the EECCC receive priority placement, if there is an opening in their age group.

Health, safety, and nutrition

We provide morning snack, lunch, and an afternoon snack prepared by our chef at the center. Infant bottles, formula, or beginner foods may be provided by the family up to the child’s first birthday. We are a peanut and tree nut free facility.

Yes! Please have your child’s physician fill out the NYS OCFS Written Medication Conesnt form (available under forms on our website), section 1-18. The parent needs to fill out sections 19-23. Medication needs to be brought in, in its original, labeled container, and stored in the office.

Hours of operation and schedule

  • During the academic year (August-May), we are open:
    • Monday-Friday
    • 8a.m.-5:30p.m.
    • *Families may enroll in early drop-off (7:30a.m.) in their early EECCC Application and Enrollment Agreement
  • During the Summer Session (May-August), we are open:
    • Monday-Friday
    • 7:30a.m.-5p.m.

There are five Limited Basis weeks per year. These are the times when there are less students, faculty and staff around campus. Families are able to opt out of care for these weeks in their yearly EECCC Application and Enrollment Agreement, and not be charged a tuition fee for that week. Care is provided to the children enrolled with a lower number of staff.