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child centered, family focused and affordable 

About Us

What is Schenectady Day Nursery?

For over a century, Schenectady Day Nursery (SDN) has opened its doors to families
who live or work in Schenectady, offering child centered, family focused and affordable child care
for thousands of children. Serving children aged 6 weeks to 12 years. Open 7am-5:30pm Monday - Friday. 

Affordable, sliding scale payment options available.

Get Involved

Volunteer! We would love your help.

  • It's rewarding
  • It's always fun
  • It's going to make a difference
  • It's the time frame you want

Our Mission

Today, SDN is leading the way for childcare and early childhood education. We strive to instill creativity and imagination in our young learners. From the "Eat Well, Play Hard" program to our reading skills and art activities, children are challenged and cheered on.


"Home away from home"

All 4 of our children have attended SDN since their newborn age at 12 weeks. It never gets easier to leave your baby to return to work after maternity leave, but the staff at SDN has always offered their endless love to our children, leaving my husband and I confident that our babies were in the best of hands. SDN has truly been a “home away from home.” The staff has always reinforced the basic fundamentals we’ve taught at home: manners, sharing, potty training, hygiene, etc., and helped ensure our children were well prepared for elementary school. My now school-aged children often ask to return to SDN to visit their teachers. Picking SDN as our daycare provider 12 years ago was by far one of the best decisions we made as first time parents.

Megan Linyear

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