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

~We are open.  We have limited space in our program.  Please call 585-385-2360 to set up a tour.

~With PCSD using a hybrid learning model this school year, we are here to help support your child at FCCNS.  We have hired Ms Ryan a retired teacher to help us provide support for remote learning.  She will be here in the mornings 5 days per week.  Of course MB and Amy will also be here full time to help in any way they can.  We have a separate area for students that need to be online for classes at any given time.  The expectation is that students will bring in their own fully charged lap top and headphones to use for remote learning here at the center.  If you have any specific needs or questions, please reach out to us. 

~Click here to read FCCNS's Coronavirus Updates.

~We hope you will join FCCNS in supporting our local families and the Ronald McDonald House by simply collecting soda tabs, soup tab, etc.  There are also "houses" in each classroom and in the office.  It is a very easy way to give back to our community and helping families who's children are receiving medical care.  This program will run all year long and each tab counts!  Thanks so much for your support!

~We are pleased to announce FCCNS was awarded Pathways National Accreditation by Children’s Institute, an affiliate of the University of Rochester on Monday August 6th, 2018.

FCCNS has successfully completed a rigorous process to meet or exceed 500 criteria, which are above what is required by the State of New York Office of Children and Family Services in order for centers to operate.  The process of accreditation is extensive, evaluating parent and staff satisfaction, and program quality, including the facilities, qualifications of staff and leadership, and record keeping.   Accredited centers deliver programming of the highest quality for young children.

Children’s Institute, the accrediting organization, is a national not-for-profit organization that works to improve the lives of children by strengthening their social and emotional health.  Through sound research and evaluation, the organization develops and promotes effective prevention and early intervention programs, materials and best practices for children, families, schools and communities.  Children's Institute is affiliated with the University of Rochester and has served the community for over 50 years.

The goal of a Pathways Accreditation is to help ensure that children receive the benefits of appropriate, joyful experiences and are cared for in a safe, high quality early education and care setting.  FCCNS will continue to make this a priority for our center and for our children.  We thank all the staff members and families who helped over the past year as we worked to make this a reality for our center.

~Brightwheel Communication Technology!  We are happy to introduce our 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.


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 part-time 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.