About Us

About Hand in Hand
Hand in Hand is a non-profit childcare center committed to child development with a play-centered approach to early education and healthy living.  
Hand in Hand Early Childcare Center in Lowville is licensed for 86 children ages six weeks to school age.  We are open Monday through Friday from 7:00am until 5:30pm, 52 weeks a year, and are closed only on the six major holidays (New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas) and one day for professional development (Columbus Day).  

Hand in Hand follows the CACFP food guidelines serving a nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack each day.  
Hand in Hand is a NYS licensed child care center staffed with experienced trained teachers that offers developmentally appropriate learning environments following the Creative Curriculum Program:
  • Infant Room is licensed for children six weeks to 18 months.
  • Wobbler Room is for children 12 months to 24 months.
  • Toddler Room is geared for children 18 months to 36 months.
  • Preschool Class is for 3 and 4 year old children.
  • ​Pre-K Class is appropriate for children who will be entering kindergarten the following year.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Hand In Hand Early Childhood Center is to provide high quality care and early education for all children in a safe and nurturing environment, with responsive, loving care and enriching opportunities and experiences that are developmentally appropriate and build self-esteem and independence. 

Our Cause Defines Us
High-quality child care keeps children safe and healthy.  In addition, it helps children develop skills they need for success in school and in their lives outside of school.  Hand in Hand offers a stable environment.  Children need structure and stability to learn and grow in positive ways and we feel we offer that to all families at Hand in Hand.

Hand in Hand, parents, and the community work together to promote health, well being, and learning of all children.  Schools that actively involve parents and engage community resources are able to respond more effectively to the health-related needs of the children.  Family and community involvement foster partnerships among Hand in Hand, schools, family and community groups and individuals.  These partnerships result in sharing and maximizing resources.  And they help children and youth develop healthy behaviors and promote healthy families.

Safety is our Priority
  • Families are assigned code embedded key-fobs to enter the building (if lost or not returned they are deactivated)
  • 24-hour camera surveillance
  • Reguires all visitors to identify themselves and sign in before entering
  • Requires each teacher to successfully pass CPR, First Aid and Fire Safety Training
  • Hold regular fire and evacuation drills and post emergency evacuation plans in each classroom