Little Flower Intergenerational Child Care Center
Little Flower Intergenerational Child Care Center, an exciting new concept in child care, is a partnership with Catholic Charities, St. Catherine’s Center for Children, Community Maternity Services and Teresian House Center for the Elderly.
The Little Flower Intergenerational Child Care Center seeks to promote an environment in which children and residents of Teresian House can form relationships and learn and share together.
- Licensed through NYS Office of Children and Families.
- Opened in January 2000.
- Located at Teresian House in the scenic Pine Bush area of Albany.
- New space with innovative design.
- Openings for 65 children ranging in ages from six weeks to five years.
- A not-for-profit child care program.
- A partnership with Catholic Health Alliance.
- Parenting education classes available for parents.
Little Flower Program Activities
- Family-style daily meals
- Movement and music activities
- Books and reading
- Sand and water play
- Weekly cooking projects
- Daily playground time
- Area field trips
- Show and tell
- Activities with the elderly
(Reading, rocking, storytelling, etc.)
Goals of Little Flower
- Provide interactions between children, staff and the elderly in order to develop an understanding of self and others.
- Provide a curriculum that engages children and elderly in the learning processes.
- Teachers, parents and the elderly work closely in partnership to ensure high-quality care and education for children.
- Assist elderly in reconnecting with children giving them an opportunity to become nurturers.
- Provide a safe, healthy and loving environment in which children and the elderly needs can be met.
- Child Care and Teresian House staff meet on a regular basis to discuss and evaluate the program.
Children & Elderly