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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.

jessica baker

Jessica Baker

Acting Lead Teacher – Infants

Early Childhood Education program from BOCES.
Currently enrolled in the CDA program at Niagara University.

16 years working with children in an Early Childcare setting.

Ally Alverson

Ally Alverson

Lead Teacher – Toddlers

Associates Degree in Liberal Arts; Humanities and Social Sciences from NCCC.
Associates Degree in Human Services from NCCC.

Worked at Niagara Falls Memorial Hospital as a community health worker.
8 years of youth coaching experience.

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.

Gina Paonessa

Acting Lead Teacher – Preschool/Prek

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

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


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