Child Care

Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency (MVCAA)

  • Head Start: Helps to create healthy development in low-income children ages 3 to 5. Programs offer a wide variety of services that depend on a child's and each family's heritage and experience to influence all aspects of a child's development and learning.
  • Early Head Start: Promotes healthy prenatal outcomes, promotes healthy family functioning, and strengthens the development of infants and toddlers beginning as young as newborn infants.

Cornell Cooperative Extension Child Care Council

  • The Child Care Council helps to connect parents with New York State-regulated child care programs in Herkimer, Madison, and Oneida counties. Additionally, the Council offers information on child care subsidies including through the Department of Social Services (DSS), Women and Children (WIC), and for child development, discipline, early intervention, etc.  

Neighborhood Center

  • Provides licensed care for children 6 weeks to 12 years old.

Thea Bowman House

  • Provides licensed care for children 18 months through 12 years old, including an afterschool program for teens ages 13 to 16 and wraparound daycare.


  • Early Childhood Direction Center: Provides information pertaining to services and programs for children from birth to age 5 with special needs or suspected developmental delays.

Senior Programs

Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency (MVCAA)

  • Foster Grandparents Program: Program is open to people ages 55 and older to act as mentors, tutors, and caregivers for at-risk children and youth with special needs.

Office for Aging and Continuing Care

  • Support services for seniors and their families


  • Adult and senior services including day services, in-home independent and direct care, and family support services

Mohawk Valley Health System

  • Senior Network Health: Alternative to traditional nursing home care