Campus Childcare
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A front view of a childcare worker and some of her young female pupils. They are storytelling in a story circle and are having fun listening as she reads and encourages them to join in.

Campus Childcare

Jefferson Campus Care offers high-quality, affordable childcare for children aged 18 months to 5 years. This service is available to the children of Jefferson Community College students, faculty, and staff, as well as to community members on a space-available basis.

We are open Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 5:00 pm during the Fall and Spring semesters. Financial aid may be used to pay for childcare fees. The childcare payments are accepted at John T. Henderson Campus Care, Building 8.

Jefferson Campus Care is a New York State licensed facility, certified by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services. The childcare center works in partnership with the Watertown City School District's Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) program. Jefferson Campus Care holds a 4-star rating with QUALITYstarsNY.

How we engage

The philosophy that guides the experiences for the children is based upon the belief that early childhood should be a time of fun, warmth, security, exploring, and discovery. Our purpose is to provide an atmosphere that encourages social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth, and the development of the child as a whole by providing developmentally appropriate activities for the children. 

Nourishment for your child

Children are served nutritious breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks approved by the Child and Adult Food Care Program.

How you can subsidize

Subsidy grants are available to all Jefferson Community College students who meet eligibility guidelines to reduce the cost of childcare. Please contact Jefferson Campus Care for space availability and more information on available grants.



Jefferson Campus Care

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