Early Childhood Center

Early Childhood Center

YWCA / School House Commons
1005 Grant Street
Buffalo, NY 14207
(716) 447-1494

Monday – Friday
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.



Suzette Spencer
Director, Early Childhood Center

(716) 447.1494
(716) 852.6120 x.103

YWCA Western New York’s Early Childhood Center is designed to encourage each child’s emotional, social, intellectual, creative, cultural and physical development in a safe, nurturing, anti-bias environment. We believe that children learn best by being active participants in hands-on, explorative active activities.  The Center is licensed though the NYS Department of Social Services and serves children 6 weeks to 5 years.

Fees and Payment

The YWCA maintains a contract with the Erie County Department of Social Services to enable families receiving childcare subsidies to access the center.  We have funding options for families who are on the waiting list to receive social services assistance.  Please contact the center Director for more information.

Parent Involvement

The YWCA has an open door policy for all of our child care programs and parents are encouraged to stop in any time or volunteer to help with activities.  Parent feedback is welcome at all times.  Our center promotes family engagement through various family night activities all year round.

Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Center

Our center is designated by The US Department of Agriculture Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) as a “Breastfeeding friendly child care center.”  Information about breastfeeding is available, and mothers are supported if they wish to breastfeed at the center.