Derby, NY

Our Derby center was our first location, opened in 1985. This center is licensed for 85 children, ages 6 weeks to 11 years old. Our Derby center includes two Nurseries, a Toddler Room, two Preschool Classrooms, and a School Age Room. The Derby location also offers special education with an integrated preschool room. This center is known for its outdoor space which boasts a huge fenced play yard, a separated Tot Lot and several additional acres of forest land!

Available Programs


(6 weeks – 12 months)


(12 – 24 months)


(2 years old)


(3 – 4 years old)

School Age

(kindergarten-bound +)

Inclusive Classrooms

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Music Rocks!

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Program Director

Sara Alfred

My name is Sara, I have been the Director at our Derby location since 2018. I have obtained my Bachelor’s degree is Early Childhood Education and my Master’s in Childhood Special Education. Before becoming a Director, I was a Preschool Teacher for four years at Head Start in Buffalo.

I have three very active boys: 8 year old named Gunner and 5 year old twins, Jackson and Gabriel! I also have a 2 year old dog, named Sassy. My hobbies outside of work is working in my flower garden, reading mystery novels and hiking new trails with my boys.

I have a great passion in Early Childhood, and I just love what I do!

Latest Updates

Picture day is Wednesday, March 27th!

Address & Information

7821 Erie Road (Route 5)
Derby, NY 14047


Open Weekdays, 6:00 am – 6:30 pm

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