Started through the efforts of Avon employees, we opened on January 29, 1990 as the first on-site corporate child care center in Westchester County, NY. Within one year we opened our doors to the community at large. We are a Not for Profit organization governed by a Board of Directors.
Our current Director, Carolyn Decker, was one of our original employees when the Center opened and has been the Center’s Director since 1994. She will be resigning from her position on June 27, 2014 after more than 24 years of service. Our Board of Directors is actively seeking an appropriate replacement at this time. The Center’s current Assistant Director, Xann Palmer will be the interim Director if a new Director is not secured before Carolyn’s departure. Xann has been with LACCC since 1997.
We provide care for children ranging in ages 6 weeks – 5 years old. We are open 12 months a year from 7am -6pm.
We are licensed by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services and we strictly adhere to the standards set forth by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Our program prides itself on achieving the highest standards of care for young children. We provide developmentally appropriate activities for children in all groups. Group activities and individual exploration combine to make each child’s day fun and full of learning opportunities. We firmly believe that, with teacher facilitation and extension, children learn best through play.
The curriculum model we use is The Creative Curriculum. With this model children’s interests form the basis of where learning sprouts and developmental milestones are incorporated into purposeful planning. The possibilities are endless creating an environment that is always evolving. Our staff prioritizes meeting each child’s individual needs while maintaining a sense of community within the group. We place a special emphasis on nurturing children’s social skills.
Our physical environment consists of six classrooms and two playgrounds. We are conveniently located near the Village of Rye. Our preschoolers take full advantage of this by making regular trips to the local library and by taking walks to the pet store, post office, train station, and grocery store, for example, to extend the curriculum beyond the classroom.