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The early years of growth are the most crucial in a child’s life. We have designed our childcare & preschool centers to promote a loving atmosphere in which the children can develop cognitively, emotionally, socially and physically at their own pace. “Learning by doing” is an integral part of our program, and encourages children to be curious. The discoveries they make give them positive self-esteem, which is a developmental milestone they carry with them their entire lives. We accept every child for who they are and recognize their unique abilities. We believe in early education and want to see each child grow and achieve their very best. With us, the children know they are safe and loved. We strive to be their “home away from home.”


"To foster learning in a fun, safe, stimulating environment while focusing on the
individual needs of the Whole Child"

BRIEF HISTORY  Celebrating 25 Years 2017

       Clarence Center Preschool, Inc. at 5990 Goodrich Rd, Clarence Center, NY, has been a part of the local community and Western New York for 25 years. The child care center is licensed by the New York State Department of Child and Family Services. We provide a warm, loving and challenging program for all our children from 18 months to 11 years of age. Our day care programs main focus is helping each child reach their full potential at a pace that is comfortable for each individual. We have personally picked a dedicated, supportive and nurturing staff to assist them in their successful adventure in child care. Our educated, trained and caring staff implements a well planned schedule of various activities to enrich your child’s experience. This will give them a positive outlook on their own abilities, and help them to succeed in their daily challenges. The preschool offers full or half day programs that include snacks.
      Clarence Center Preschool, Inc. which is located in the suburbs of Buffalo, New York, is a family owned and operated childcare. The building in which the Child Care Center was located has been in our family for over 40 years.  The Preschool provides a home like atmosphere for ages 18 months to 5 years old, and the After school, school age program is for Kindergarten to 5th Grade from Clarence Center Elementary and Ledgeview Elementary schools. We also offer the UPK - Universal Pre-Kindergarten program in the Clarence School District for 4/5 year olds.  We have five children of our own as well as six grandchildren, most of which have attended both Centers. We are community oriented as members of the Clarence Chamber of Commerce, Meet In The Center Association and the Child Care Resource Network. Choosing a quality child care provider is a very important decision for your family. We hope that you will consider our childcare and preschool for your child care needs.

                               Thank you, Jean & Dale Van Kuren



Clarence Center Preschool, Inc.
5990 Goodrich Rd. P.O. Box 152
Clarence Center, NY  14032
(716) 741-2606


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