Published October 16, 2014
The University at Buffalo Child Care Center, Inc. (UBCCC) is a private not-for-profit organization run by an 18-member board of directors. UBCCC staff are not UB employees; salaries are paid through weekly child care payments made directly to the UBCCC. The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (NYSOCFS) license UBCCC as a day care facility. The University at Buffalo (UB) provides facilities and maintenance.
UBCCC operates two child care facilities – one is located on UB's South Campus and the other is on UB's North Campus. The center offers both full-time and part-time care, serving the needs of children ranging in age from 6 weeks to 5 years, with a summer and school vacation program for school age children 5‐8 years old. Hours of operation are from 7:15 am to 5:45 pm Monday through Friday. Both sites are open year‐round with the exception of the 10 Legal Holidays observed by the Center, and Staff Development Days.
All UBCCC permanent staff members, substitute teachers, work-study students, and interns are screened and subject to NYSOCFS requirements and UB’s Child Protection Policy. All persons who have direct contact with the children are required to submit documentation to the New York State Central Registry of Child Abuse and maltreatment for clearance. All employees are mandated reporters of suspected child abuse or neglect and are responsible for reporting such information.
UBCCC opened in 1985 on the UB South Campus because of dedicated students, faculty and administrators who were responding to the need for affordable and quality campus child care. A second campus child care facility was opened in 1998 on the UB North Campus and in 2010 the UB South Campus was renovated and the UB North Campus facility was expanded for a total of 18 UBCCC infant, toddler and preschool learning environments that can serve up to 220 children. A school age program for summer and vacation days was added in 2011.