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John R. Oishei Child Development Center


Niagara County Community College Child Development Center, consistent with the mission of the institution, provides high-quality early childhood education and care. The Center uses the best practices of child development to nurture the growth and learning of each child as an individual and member of the community. The Center works with families to build positive relationships and to support parenting skills and educational or career pursuits.

First, call or visit the Child Development Center (D-118) to register for the CCAMPIS Village Grant.  Next, contact a center from the list for possible available placement for your child/children. We will pay the child care fees for all of your age-eligible children while you are in classes or education-related activities.  If you have children already attending any of these sites, please contact us at 716-614-6245 or, so that we can arrange to take over your payments.  Program slots are usually limited. Please call now!

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Meet Our Staff

Christine Duquin


Master's Degree in K-5 Mathematics from Walden University.
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Buffalo State College.

Michelle Leffler

Assistant to the Director

Degree in Business Administration from Niagara University.

Morgan Barone

Lead Teacher

Associates Degree in Fine Arts from Niagara County Community College.
Bachelors Degree in Psychology from University of Buffalo.
Currently Enrolled at Medaille College for a Masters in Psychology.

1.5 years working with children in an Early Childcare setting.

Gina Paonessa

Acting Lead Teacher - Toddlers

Two-year program in Early Childhood Education at Niagara University.

Over 35 years working with children in an Early Childcare setting.

Brittany Bisher

Lead Teacher - Toddlers

Associates Degree in Liberal Arts with an Early Childhood Education Certificate from Niagara County Community College.
Currently Enrolled at Buffalo State College.

5 years working with children in an Early Childcare setting.

Tiffany Kulesz

Lead Teacher - Preschool/Pre-K

Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood/Childhood Education from Medaille College.
Masters Degree in Special Education from Buffalo State College.

5 years teaching children in Pre-k/UPK.
1-year teaching in 3rd Grade.


Christine Duquin
Director of Child Development Center
Phone: 716-614-6245
Location: D-118
Regular Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:45am – 5:00pm (August-May)
Summer Hours: Mon-Wed, 7:45am – 4:00pm (May-August)