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Park Ridge Child Care

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Park Ridge Child Care

Child Care

Child care is offered to Rochester Regional Health families and to our communities at the Park Ridge Child Care Center.

Located on the Unity Hospital Campus, Park Ridge Child Care Center is open to the entire Rochester community and all Rochester Regional Health employees. We’re a convenient choice for Unity Hospital employees and families in the Greece Central School District.

Take a Tour

The best way to see if Park Ridge Child Care Center is the right place for you and your child is to take a tour. Complete our Request form or give us a call at (585) 723-7543 to arrange a time to see our clean and welcoming center.

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Why You'll Love Us

Park Ridge Child Care Center offers you a safe and nurturing environment – a happy home away from home – where everyone truly cares about your child’s growth, development, and well-being. Each of our highly trained teachers and staff focuses on meeting your child’s physical, social, emotional and cognitive needs. Our high-quality care includes:

  • A focus on keeping our families and staff healthy and safe, following state and local protocols for COVID-19 infection prevention and partnering closely with our Rochester Regional Health infection prevention team
  • Teachers and staff who participate in early childhood education
  • A health program with a full-time RN or LPN to provide medication, first aid, CPR, and helpful information to your family
  • A nutritionist who develops delicious and healthy meals that meet your child’s nutritional requirements, including those with dietary restrictions or allergies
  • A Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care Center for nursing moms
  • Before and after-school programs with busing available for school-aged children living in the Greece Central School District; healthy breakfast and snacks provided
  • Holiday and vacation child care (based on the Greece Central School District calendar) available to the entire community
  • Summer camp with field trips offered to children ages 6 to 12 in Rochester
  • A dedicated partnership with families to provide guidance and support for your child
  • An environment where family members are encouraged to visit anytime

Programs for Children Ages 8 Weeks to 12 Years Old

Park Ridge Child Care Center offers full and part-time programs to work with every family’s needs. Each program is designed to fit individual personalities, learning styles, family backgrounds, and developmental stages. We limit class size, so each child receives the personalized time and attention needed from our dedicated teachers and staff.

Infants: ages 8 weeks to 12 months / 4:1 ratio

Older infants: ages 12-18 months / 4:1 ratio

Toddlers: ages 18-36 months / 5:1 ratio

Preschool: ages 3-4 years / 7:1 ratio

Pre-Kindergarten: ages 4-5 years / 8:1 ratio

School Age & Before and After-School Care: 6-12 years / 10:1 ratio

Universal Pre-Kindergarten: 9:1 ratio, with registration through the Greece Central School District.

Philosophy of Learning

At Park Ridge Child Care Center we believe that play remains a cornerstone for how children learn and develop.  Based on this theory, classroom routines encourage active involvement, meaningful experimentation and reinforcement through repetition.  Schedules are designed to balance structure and free choice, as well as, active and quiet times. Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, physical, cognitive, emotional and social development. It is through play that children learn at a very early age to engage and interact with the world around them. As they master their world, play helps children develop new competencies that lead to enhanced confidence and the resiliency they will need to face future challenges.  We introduce skills through activities, which are either child initiated or teacher directed.  These activities are planned to emphasize the process rather than the product, fostering a sense of pride and accomplishment.  

Recognizing that children develop at their own pace, we treat each child as an individual, working from the level each child has attained and moving forward a step at a time.  We teach a love of learning by allowing children to experience at their own pace and helping them feel success while still having fun!

Our goals are to:

  • develop a warm, positive relationship with each child
  • learn about each child’s personality, abilities, interests and ways of learning
  • work to bring each child’s home culture and language into the shared culture of the group
  • make adaptations for children’s special needs

Our Team 

Michelle Goosey, Director
Telephone: (585) 723-7543
[email protected] 

Michelle VanDuser, LPN, Supervisor and Health Care Consultant
Telephone: (585) 723-7308
[email protected]

Emily Mack, Supervisor, Education Coordinator
Telephone: (585) 723-7738
[email protected]