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Parkside Children's Center

Parkside Children’s Center, a division of Arc of Onondaga, provides a high quality, fully-integrated Preschool Program.  Serving 3 and 4 year-olds in Onondaga County, Parkside is licensed and regulated by the 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

  • Full-day integrated program for preschoolers with a disability - serving 3 and 4-year-olds throughout Onondaga County
  • Full-Day universal pre-kindergarten (UPK) program for all 3 and 4-year-olds residing in the Syracuse City School District

Program Highlights

Spacious Classrooms with State-of-the-Art Technology

  • Highly qualified staff, including NYS certified teachers & licensed therapists
  • Developmentally appropriate, language-rich curriculum aligned with the NYS Pre-Kindergarten Foundation for the Common Core
  • Daily indoor and outdoor motor activities
  • Healthy AM & PM snack and hot, nutritious lunch provided 
  • 6 Week summer program with scholarships for eligible families
  • Ongoing professional development & support from instructional coaches
  • Implementation of the Nurtured Heart Approach® and Second Step Curriculum to support social-emotional development and kindergarten-readiness
  • Child-centered, play-based learning, with small-group, large-group, and individual instruction
  • Parent engagement activities & family support services



  • 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