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Parkside Children's Center

Parkside Children’s Center, a division of Arc of Onondaga, has provided high quality, comprehensive educational services to children in our community for over 60 years.  Our inclusive Preschool Program, serving 3 and 4 year-olds within Onondaga County, is licensed and regulated by NY State Office of Children & Family Services and the NY State Department of Education.  


Parkside at Dr. King
416 East Raynor Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13202

Parkside at HW Smith
1130 Salt Springs Road
Syracuse, NY 13224

Services Offered

• Half-Day Inclusive Preschool Program (AM or PM Session: Monday-Friday)
• Free Full-Day UPK Program for all 4-year-olds residing in the Syracuse City School District
• Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy for eligible students
• Family Trainings & Workshops and Support with School-Age Transition

Philosophy of Education

Individualized, Interdisciplinary Instruction
  Parkside recognizes each child’s unique developmental needs and works collaboratively towards goals
  utilizing age-appropriate curriculum

Parent Involvement
  Parkside offers many opportunities to support and engage parents and caregivers including trainings,
  workshops and special events

A Nurtured Heart Approach
  All Parkside staff receive ongoing training in this relationship-based approach, helping children to flourish
  and succeed through positive interactions

Learning Environment

• Spacious classrooms with access to a wide-variety of materials and equipment
• State-of-the-Art technology including a Smart Board in every classroom
• Safe and secure facility with access to an on-site registered nurse


Enrollment at Parkside is ongoing, based on current program openings

Contact Information

For more information please contact our administrative offices at 315.468.1632 X 2001 or contact us at

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