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6 Weeks - 18 Months

Learning Nest Parkway - our infants program, goes far beyond regular daycare at Academics First. Teachers work directly with you - the family, to ensure we understand your baby

and their needs.


18 Months - 30 Months

Little Tykes Avenue - our toddlers program, provides support for emotional, physical and cognitive development by providing routines that are consistent, comfortable and based on individuals' needs and interests.


30 Months - 42 Months

Discovery Boulevard - our program for children on the way to preschool is a perfect building block to help your child grow into an independent learner with the ability to work with others, follow directions and build self-help skills.


4 - 5 Years

Learning Bridge Way - Early Preschool provides a more hands on learning experience with more teacher assistance and slower paced visual and auditory learning to prepare your child on their journey toward elementary school.


4 - 5 Years

Little Scholars Pass - Preschool is dictated by children's interests and abilities, offering more early literacy work and challenging activities. Children can discover and explore science, math and writing through active learning.


6 - 12 Years

In both of our school age programs, Bright Minds Circle (ages 6-9) and New Journey Expressway (ages 10-12), children are cared for before and after school, during school closures and school breaks. Meals and snacks are provided.

We are revolutionizing child care for families in Central New York!

Academics First is committed to helping families with non-traditional work hours, find quality child care. Therefore, Academics First will be open 7 days a week (please see our handbook for holidays and days of closures). Our regular hours of operation are currently, Monday thru Friday 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM.  Future hours are coming soon and will be Monday thru Friday 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM and both Saturday and Sunday from 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM. 


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