Our early childhood center is a diverse community of families and educators that inspires our children to be confident individuals, community-minded citizens, and life-long learners.


Children's Place at the Plaza is a non-profit early childhood education center where each child is supported in social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development. 

Here, your child will grow in wisdom, compassion, and creative curiosity. Our professionally educated, well-trained staff encourage the children to explore, express themselves, and learn through play. 

Each child follows a structured learning schedule that includes individualized care and plenty of time for hugs.

With a convenient central location in downtown Albany and easy pick-up/drop-off, Children's Place at the Plaza is the perfect solution for professional, nurturing childcare.

The experiences your child has today will have a lifetime impact on who your child will become.

Pre-K Before and After Care 2019/2020 School Year

Registration for before and after care at Crystal Room and after care at State Ed has begun. Please note that your account will be billed on the first of each month, with payment being due within the first two weeks of each month. Registration forms for each location can be found below:

Crystal Room

State Ed

Pre-K Summer Care

Our Pre-K summer camp is a nine week program that runs from July 1 to August 30. It is held at both our Crystal Room location as well as at State Ed. Registration is underway and space is very limited.The registration form can be found herePayment is due at the time of registration. 

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