Our philosophy is child-centered, play-based learning.
Welcome to SECC
The Skaneateles Early Childhood Center is a non-profit, NYS-licensed center that has been serving the community since 1978. We offer care for children between 8 weeks and 10 years old and are committed to providing families with the highest standard of play-based, professionally nurtured care and educational opportunities.
At SECC, our teachers and parents work together to offer a play-based, developmentally appropriate
learning experience. Unlike many other schools, we are able to incorporate learning into our entire day. By providing a safe environment where children can explore and experience hands-on learning, we offer a truly child-centered learning experience. Our experienced, professional, nurturing teachers will help your child grow a lifelong love of learning.
Come see why SECC is such a great place to play, learn, work, and grow!
Our Mission Statement
The mission of the Skaneateles Early Childhood Center is to provide high-quality full-day care and early childhood education for children from birth to age ten regardless of race or creed. This mission includes the commitment to respect and nurture young children while providing curriculum and programs that
enhance learning through play.
Where and how your child is cared for is one of the most important decisions you will make. SECC has been providing childcare since 1978 and is a testament to our commitment to high-quality child care. While most daycare facilities meet minimum state requirements by placing one teacher, a teacher’s assistant, and an aide in each classroom, SECC provides two qualified full-time teachers and one teacher’s assistant in every classroom.
We are fortunate to offer a large indoor gross motor play area, a spacious outdoor play yard for each age group, and walking trails located directly behind the Center. This enriched atmosphere contributes to the social and intellectual development and well-being of children in our care. Our teachers plan experiences and design an environment that allows hands-on learning for children in a range of developmental areas, social, emotional, cognitive, and physical. We provide opportunities for children to establish a sense of self while exploring their own interests and become confident learners.