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Skidmore College
Greenberg Child Care Center

GCCC October 2021







About the Center

The Greenberg Child Care Center is licensed by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services to provide day care for children from eight weeks to five years of age.

Attended primarily by children of Skidmore College-affiliated families (faculty, staff, administrators, students and alumni), who receive priority in enrollment, the center is also open to the public as space is available.

Children in play bakery wearing chefs hats
Infants sitting in high chairs at snack time
Children playing with wooden train set
Babies looking out window

Program Information

Play is the dynamic means by which young children extend their knowledge of the world and one another.

The center's program offers a variety of materials and experiences to stimulate learning through play. Classroom space for each of the three age groups is open in order to provide flexibility for small- and large-group activities.

Throughout the year, weather permitting, children enjoy outdoor time in the center's back yard, where sandboxes for each age group and a climbing structure encourage skill development. 


We believe that quality group care for children is a positive and beneficial experience not only for children, but for their families as well.  The Center offers its programs as a complement to the child-rearing role of the parents, serving as a support system (like an extended family), rather than as parent surrogates. Parents are encouraged to visit and observe their children at the Center and to get to know all of the staff members.

Dining at Greenberg

Nutritious morning and afternoon snacks and a daily hot lunch, prepared by Skidmore Dining Services are provided for each child. We strive to limit sugar, food additives and preservatives, and to consume minimal amounts of animal protein.


Infant Room composite picture 2023
Infant Room

Ages: 8 weeks to 18 months
Ratio: One teacher to four infants
Group Size: Eight children
Adults: Two teachers
Tuition: $16,200/year*

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Toddler Room
Ages: 18 months to 3 years
Ratio: One teacher to four children
Group Size: 15 children
Adults: Three teachers
Tuition: $14,400/year*
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Preschool Room
Ages: 3 to 5 years
Ratio: One teacher to seven children
Group Size: 20 children
Adults: Three teachers
Tuition: $13,572*

* Tuition listed is based on 49 weeks of care per year. The center follows the Skidmore holiday schedule and is closed on major holidays, for two weeks at the end of December into January for the holiday and New Year season as well as two staff development days each year.

Kids playing bakery with chef hats on
Kids sitting at table finger painting with yellow and blue paint
Kids playing with wooden building blocks
Three kids playing


On-site child care was the dream of many Skidmore College employees since the late 1970s. The financial gift of a trustee in 1986 enabled the College to undertake a feasibility study and to hire a consultant to help lay the groundwork for the start-up of a child care center on campus. In June of 1987 the center's first director was hired to coordinate and plan the final phases. The original Skidmore Child Center (pictured here) opened its doors September 2, 1987, and was renamed the Greenberg Child Care Center (in honor of its chief benefactor, Toni Greenberg) in 1992.

In January of 2022, the center officially opened its new on-campus facility.

Make a Contribution

Quality child care cannot exist without contributions of services, money and materials from individuals and private businesses. The responsibility of child care is one that is shared by parents, child care providers and the community at large, united in the recognition that positive early childhood experiences foster the growth and development of tomorrow's leaders. If you would like to volunteer your talents, make a financial contribution or contribute materials, please contact us via the contact information below.