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John R. Oishei Child Development Center


The SUNY Niagara Child Development Center, consistent with the educational mission of the institution, provides high quality early childhood education and care. The Center uses the best practices of child development to foster 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 support their parenting skills and educational or career pursuits.

The SUNY Niagara Campus Child Development Center is a child-care facility and early-childhood education program for children ages 8 weeks to 5 years old. The center is conveniently located in the middle of the Sanborn Campus, allowing parents to visit and/or observe their children throughout the day. It is licensed to operate by the New York State Office of Child and Family Services. The center is officially accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, which recognizes outstanding early childhood programs that meet national standards of high quality care and education.

Non-Refundable Registration Payment ($35 per semester/$60 per year only offered in Fall Semester). Weekly fees are determined by a sliding scale based on the parents’ combined annual income. Students can use financial aid, DSS, VESID, or private arrangements to pay for child care. All staff are qualified with a degree or certification to work with children. There is a classroom routine and learning curriculum used in the classrooms. Daily meals are provided. Space is limited, so early application is advised. Parents may call or visit the center in order to be placed on the waiting list.

Regular Hours

Mon-Thurs, 7:45am – 5:00pm
Fri, 7:45am – 4:00pm

Summer Hours:

Mon-Thur, 7:45am – 4:00pm

Fast Facts

  • All staff maintains degrees, certifications, and/or training in Early Childhood Education.
  • The Center is located in D-118. The Center is a program of the Division of Student Services.
  • The children range in age from 8 weeks to 5 years old.
  • Summer care is offered for children 8 weeks to 12 years old.
  • We are licensed by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services and accredited by NAEYC.


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)