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Erie County Family Court

Children's Center

The YWCA Children's Center
at Erie County Family Court
One Niagara Plaza - 1st floor
(716) 845-7211

The Children's Center provides safe and supervised drop-in daycare for children whose caregivers are in Family Court in connection with court matters. Qualified staff provides a safe, nurturing and enjoyable environment, free of charge, for children from six weeks through twelve years of age.


Center Intake Hours

9 AM to 3 PM Monday - Thursday

9 AM to 12 PM Fridays

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Center Rules

  • Caregivers must complete the intake form. All informational is confidential.
  • Caregivers must remain inside the building at all times.
  • In case of an emergency, any changes in your location in the building must be reported to the Children's Center.
  • Please inform the Staff of any allergies or special needs that your child may have.
  • No visitors or interviews are allowed in the Center.
In case of an emergency evacuation, do NOT go to the Children's Center to pick up your child. The children will be safely escorted to 158 Pearl Street, Department of Finance conference room, where you may pick up your children.


Sponsored by
YWCA of Western New York through a collaboration with
The Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children

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