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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 Hours

Morning 8:50am-12:50pm
Afternoon 1:50pm-4:50pm
Monday through Friday

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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 77 West Eagle Street, 3rd Floor, Law Library, where you may pick up your children. The secondary location for a more serious event is 153 Franklin Street, Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.


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

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