Welcome to the First Step Day Care, Inc.
Welcome to First Step Day Care, Inc. We are a non-for-profit organization licensed by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. First Step Day Care, Inc. is a community based daycare serving state employees children and grandchildren, the community and DSS approved families.
Since our inception at the Dulles State Office Building in Watertown, NY in August of 1991, First Step Day Care, Inc. has been committed to providing affordable, quality child care for employees of the state (including grandchildren) as well as families within the community. First Step Day Care, Inc. works in conjunction with the Department of Social Services as well as The National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) to offer subsidies for qualifying local and military families.
Our Mission Statement
"First Step Day Care Center, Inc. is dedicated to providing affordable Day care for the children of our community, which meets the highest national recognized standards. Qualified staff provide an educational and developmentally appropriate program in a nuturing environment that embraces diversity. It is our goal to work in partnership with families to help children reach their fullest potential."
It is our mission to continuously improve the quality of child care that we offer through the education and training of our staff to meet nationally recognized standards.
It is our goal to work in partnership with families to help children reach their fullest potential. Each family is unique, and we strive to embrace the diversity of our families and the surrounding community. There is no greater influence on the life of a child than their family.