faith child care & Nursery School

Faith Child Care & Nursery School (FCCNS) is a Christian program located in Faith Lutheran Church in Penfield, NY. 

It provides an age appropriate, quality early childhood program in a well equipped, appealing, safe facility with indoor and outdoor play areas. It is dedicated to ensuring that our programs provide for the healthy growth of all children and actively advocates for children with special needs. Our teachers support children and families in a loving, nurturing setting that seeks to ensure that each child knows God loves them by sharing the good news of our faith in Jesus. FCCNS provides an outstanding opportunity for children to begin the process of learning and developing social consciousness in a Christian setting.

Contact Us:

Phone: (585) 385-2360 Fax: (585) 385-6491

Email FCCNS Office  

Business hours: 6:30am-6:00pm (M-F)

2576 Browncroft Blvd.

Rochester, NY 14625

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upcoming events

~New Brightwheel Communication Technology!  We are happy to introduce our new communication tool used through-out our program.  When you download the app, you will be able to see photos, videos, daily events (food/potty/nap), updates and what your child is learning during the day.  You can click here for more information.  "Your Child's day delivered in real-time."  If you need any assistance in using Brightwheel, please stop in to the office, or chat with our child's teacher.

~Book Fair - Tuesday, November 14th thru Monday, November 20th at noon.  The Book Fair will be open during normal school hours and also after church services on Sunday, November 19th!  You can also purchase books thru the Scholastic website.

~Thanksgiving Feast, Tuesday, November 21st - Sandi is cooking up a Thanksgiving meal for the children to eat!  Complete with a special dessert.

~Penfield schools are closed on Wednesday, November 22nd for the Thanksgiving holiday.  We are open on that day.  Please let the office know if your child will not be attending Wednesday, November 22nd.

~FCCNS will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday and Friday, November 23rd and 24th!  Please enjoy the time with your family!

~Save the date for our Christmas Worship Celebration.  Thursday, December 21st at 10am.  Plan to stay for a little while after to visit in your child's classroom for milk and cookies!  The children are working hard to get ready for the Celebration.  Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, etc are all invites to Celebrate with us.

~Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday at and Amazon donates to Faith Child Care & Nursery School.


Infant, Toddler and Preschool

  • Full time and part time care
  • Full year program
  • 8 weeks through age 5
  • 6:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. 

School Age

  • Entering Kindergarten through 6th grade wrap program
  • Before and after school care
  • Summer camp
  • 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m


  • Infant Room (Little Lambs) 8 weeks to approx. 18 months old
  • Waddler Room (Ladybugs - younger toddlers) starting at 18 months old
  • Toddler Room (Caterpillars) starting at 18 months old to approx. 3 years old  
  • 3 Year-old Preschool (Butterfly) 3 to 4 years old  
  • 4 Year-old Preschool (Firefly) 4 to 5 years old
  • School-Age (Good Knights) Kindergarten to 5th grade

our philosophy

Faith Child Care & Nursery School, in all aspects of its programs, seeks to strengthen and support the child and family. Whether a family seeks a limited half-day care experience or requires the support of full-time care, we provide many enriching learning experiences in an atmosphere of love and respect. Knowing that each child is a unique individual known best by parents, we encourage parent involvement and regular communication.

In order to ensure a quality experience, we provide a carefully planned program designed to meet the needs of the whole child – physical, social-emotional, language and communication, cognitive and spiritual. The basis for our program planning is the criteria developed by the National Association for Early Childhood Programs. The program considers the developmental level of the group as a whole and the individuals within the group.

our story

Over 40 years ago, our program began with a traditional nursery school program. We expanded to include a full-day program that included toddlers, preschool and kindergarten children in 1986. Ten years later we expanded again with the addition of a school-age program for children in first through sixth grade inclusive. And in 2012, we expanded yet again to include infants beginning at 8 weeks of age.

We take great pride in our programs. All of our lead teachers are professional educators with both experience and education in early childhood education. Each person working at FCCNS has been chosen because she/he loves and enjoys working with young children. Great care is taken in planning and caring for our youngsters.  

Our facilities are safe, cheerful, inviting and geared especially to little children. Our classrooms are well furnished with equipment and toys that are fun and educational. We have a newly remodeled Natural Playscape, and a spacious indoor play area equipped with a variety of gym equipment. The fields surrounding the fenced-in Playscape also provide space for a large variety of outdoor activities, especially for our older children.