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Childcare on Campus

Options for Childcare at SUNY Schenectady

2022-2023 Childcare Grant

Under a contract with SUNY in support of childcare, the Faculty Student Association and YWCA Early Learning Center have been awarded a $34,000 block grant subsidy. The block grant covers childcare tuition for student parents who enroll their child and/or children in the YWCA Early Learning Center on campus or at the 44 Washington Avenue site. Student parents should reach out to Rebecca Fitch, YWCA Early Learning Center Director in the Gateway Building at or at or by phone at 518-381-1375.

Email Rebecca Fitch, YWCA Early Learning Center Director


The YWCA Children’s Center and the SUNY Schenectady Integrated Laboratory Preschool program offer on-campus childcare. The YWCA Children's Center accepts infants through age 5, and the Integrated Laboratory Preschool accepts 3 and 4 year olds.

BrightsideUp helps families find a child care provider, and also approves friends, neighbors, and/or relatives for child care assistance. Learn more by sending an email to or call 518-426-7181.

Schenectady County offers Child Care Assistance for those who qualify. Find more information and apply online on Schenectady County's website or call 518-388-4739.