Joan A. Male

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staff qualifications

:: Our teachers have over 15 years of experience and ongoing professional development in all areas of child development

:: Our teachers are trained in Teacher Child Interaction Training (TCIT), an evidenced based approach shown to encourage positive behavior in children.

:: Our lead Teachers have degrees in early childhood education and/or CDA credential

:: Our teachers also have certification in First Aid/CPR, and Medication Administration Training (MAT)

Family Help Center Daycare (formerly Raggedy Ann & Andy Comprehensive Child Care Center) is a full service daycare center licensed by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services to serve children 6 weeks to 12 years of age. The Children’s Center for Success has come together to create a trauma informed model of care that works very effectively with children with challenging behavior, sometimes the result of chronic high stress experienced by the child and family. It’s also great at building the self confidence and getting-along skills of any child. Every child care staff member is trained in Teacher-Child Interaction Training (TCIT) which is a companion to the evidenced based Parent-Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT). These approaches result in quick, positive turnarounds in a child’s behavior, taking on behaviors from disruptive to withdrawn. The outcomes are children with a brighter and much more successful start to school and life. In addition to offering quality care from a core of experienced staff, parents can also tap the Program’s Site Coordinator and Family Advocate to help them access and coordinate all their families’ social, emotional, physical and educational needs. Day Care families can also call the Center’s 24-hour a day, 7 days a week Family Helpline for anything from a quick question to a parenting crisis (892-2172). For more information on our specialized Children’s Center for Success, please see “Children’s Center for Success” link below and click on article link for further reading.

Our Family Help Center Daycare is open from 7 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday. Our child care program offers full day, before and after school care, and school-age summer and holiday all-day programs. The Center is conveniently located at 60 Dingens Street, Buffalo, NY; we are close to the I-90 and I-190. We currently have a contract with Erie County to accept their child care assistance payments.

Read the article about our Children's Center For Success

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