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Little Sprouts Daycare Center

At Little Sprouts, we believe every child deserves a nurturing environment where they can learn, grow and explore. At Shaker Place Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, we believe our employees and their children deserve the best, which is why Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy is proud to offer on-site, low to no-cost daycare for all full-time staff.

Learn and Grow at Little Sprouts

Located within Shaker Place and operated by dedicated caregivers and educators from Colonie Youth Center, Little Sprouts is a safe and stimulating space where your child can thrive while having fun. Children learn best when they are engaged and enjoying their surroundings and each program at Little Sprouts is designed to meet the developmental needs of each child through play-based learning. We provide a variety of age-appropriate activities and experiences that encourage creativity and stimulate development and are proud to offer intergenerational socialization with our friends at Shaker Place.

Toddlers (18 months – 3 years)

  • Play-based curriculum to foster language development and social skills
  • Structured activities to promote cognitive growth and independence
  • Outdoor playtime for motor skill development

Preschoolers (3 years – 5 years)

  • Preparing children for kindergarten with a comprehensive curriculum
  • Emphasis on early literacy, numeracy and critical thinking skills
  • Hands-on learning experiences in science, art and music

Enrollment Process

Albany County and Shaker Place are proud to provide its employees who are parents of young children with subsidized pricing and priority placement at Little Sprouts. We understand the stress of working parents considering the cost of childcare and educational expenses and welcome the opportunity to provide a space where both parents and children can grow.

Benefits of an on-site, subsidized childcare include:

  • Quality, reliable care
  • Less financial strain
  • Fewer transportation concerns
  • Increased productivity
  • Peace of mind

Little Sprouts Center Director

Jennifer Baoicco


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