About Ready, Set, Grow.

Ready, Set, Grow Child Care Center's has been providing high quality child care at its First Street location on Corning's Southside since 1971! Through the years, the center has evolved to become a prime choice for local families who seek the very best in early childhood programming. Ready, Set, Grow Child Care Center is more than a place; it's a community of teachers, parents and children from all walks of life who build relationships and memories as they celebrate each child's journey together.

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Support Staff.

Colleen Coro

Colleen Coro

Executive Director


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Sandy Nevius

Sandy Nevius

Assistant Director


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Douglas Rowland

Douglas Rowland

Office Manager


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About Our Center.

Who We Serve.

The center provides high quality care and education to infants, toddlers and preschool age children (aged 6 weeks to 5 years).


History

Daily Operations.

Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack are served daily. Parents are always welcome to visit their child at the center during the day.


History

Atmosphere.

Ready, Set, Grow offers an environment that far exceeds standards for health, safety and programming.

Brightly lit classrooms are designed for young children's play and learning. Each room is equipped with: right-size furniture, nap mats, bathrooms, hand-washing sinks, play and learning materials, storage cubbies for personal belongings, and teacher work space.

Daily activities extend beyond the core of the classroom. We often bring the outdoors inside, and opportunities for learning, playing and growing are found in a variety of nooks and crannies (indoors and out) dedicated for large motor, dramatic and quiet play. Here, there is always a cozy corner to curl up in with a pillow and a favorite book to read over and over or a new favorite to be opened.

Our location lends itself beautifully to giving children a taste of community life. We make frequent trips to neighboring parks, the library, Market Street and other local attractions. Plus, our proximity to downtown Corning workplaces means parents are never far from their little ones during the work day.


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Mission and Values.

Building a stronger tomorrow through nurturing today.

Ready, Set, Grow Child Care Center's has been providing high quality child care at its First Street location on Corning's Southside since 1971! Through the years, the center has evolved to become a prime choice for local families who seek the very best in early childhood programming. Ready, Set, Grow Child Care Center is more than a place; it's a community of teachers, parents and children from all walks of life who build relationships and memories as they celebrate each child's journey together.




Center History.

Privately owned day care, ABC All Day Nursery, operating at Christ Episcopal Church.
Christ Church voted to acquire ABC Nursery and transform it into a non-profit, tax-exempt board run corporation.
The Christ Church Daycare, Inc. incorporated (d.b.a. Child Care Center at Christ Church).
Licensed by New York State Office of Children and Family Services.
First Corning, Inc. grant received ($4,800).
Christ Church voted to acquire ABC Nursery and transform it into a non-profit, tax-exempt board run corporation.
The United Way began funding the scholarship program for families in need of financial assistance.
An After Kindergarten Program ran at First Baptist Church location
Infant Center at First Baptist Church was established as the first infant care facility in the area, serving 8 children.
Child Care Center was the first center in the area to become accredited by National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
Child Care Center participated in a collaborative proposal with Pathways and the Nonnie Parent Resource Center to open and run the Erwin Child and Family Center (ECFC).
Erwin Child and Family Center (ECFC) opened.
Complete renovation of child care spaces at Christ Episcopal Church location.
New playground built for the toddler and preschool program.
Pathways, Inc. assumes full responsibility for ECFC operations.
Renovation of Children’s Library and Music Room and Staff Lounge spaces completed.
Accreditation obtained under NAEYC revised system.
Celebrated 40 years of Child Care; conducted strategic planning process
Initiated brand transformation process
Began doing business as Ready, Set, Grow Child Care Center

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Ready, Set, Grow wants quality child care to be accessible to everyone. Using a sliding fee scale based on household income, our Office Manager works with each family individually to determine their tuition amount. Information about other financial assistance resources is also available.

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