Wall, Donna - Syracuse NY Group Family Day Care

346 Lakeside Road, Syracuse NY 13209
(315) 488-5673
5 Reviews

About the Provider


The children learn while playing. I do the second step program (like the schools use).  We do circle time, structure & free play, reading, music, arts & crafts, science, math, problem solving, sharing, caring and much more. I want to make a difference in the children of the furture.

Additional Information:

This facility is authorized to administer medications;Initial License Date: 3/16/2011;

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 16
  • License Number: 518150
  • Age Range: Total Capacity: 12 children, ages 6 weeks to 12 years AND 4 additional school-aged children �(there must be one caregiver for every two children under the age of two years in attendance)
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Type of Care: After School, Before School, Before and After School, Daytime, Full-Time
  • Schools Served: Solvay School District
  • District Office: Syracuse Regional Office
  • District Office Phone: (315) 423-1202 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Date Regulation Status
2018-12-13 416.15(c)(5) Corrected
Brief Description: Maintain on file the daily attendance records that are filled out at the time a child arrives and departs, and must include arrival and departure times
2017-04-21 416.5(x)(5) Corrected
Brief Description: Child care programs shall give written notice to parents and the Office, on forms furnished by the Office or an approved equivalent,�that a firearm, shotgun, rifle or ammunition is on the premises
2017-04-21 416.11(a)(1) Corrected
Brief Description: Other than children who are enrolled in kindergarten or a higher grade, no child may be accepted for care in a child care program unless the program has been furnished with a written statement signed by a health care provider verifying that the child is able to participate in child day care and currently appears to be free from contagious or communicable diseases. A child's medical statement must have been completed within the 12 months preceding the date of enrollment.
2017-04-21 416.11(f)(7)(i) Corrected
Brief Description: Over-the-counter products, including but not limited to over-the-counter ointments, lotions, creams, sprays, including sunscreen products and topically applied insect repellant can be administered by a caregiver for one day only, with verbal permission of the parent. If an over-the-counter product is to be administered on a subsequent day or an ongoing basis, written permission from the parent must have been provided to the caregiver.
2017-04-21 416.15(b)(13) Corrected
Brief Description: The caregivers, employees and volunteers must be familiar with the regulations governing group family day care. Such regulations must be readily accessible to the caregivers for reference purposes and must be made available for review to a parent of a child in care upon request by a parent
2017-04-21 416.15(c)(4) Corrected
Brief Description: Maintain on file the names and addresses of persons authorized to take the child(ren) from the group family day care home
2017-04-21 416.15(c)(6) Corrected
Brief Description: Maintain on file children's health records, including parental consents for emergency medical treatment; child's medical statement and immunizations; any available results of lead screening; the name and dosage of any medications used by a child and the frequency of administration of such medications; and a record of illnesses, injuries occurring while in care, and any indicators of child abuse or maltreatment

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Patti May 09, 2018
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

I’m so thankful to have my son in Donna’s care. He has been going there for over 5 months now and we’ve noticed such a difference in him since. He can say the alphabet now and recognizes many letters. He’s also much more social and confident. Donna doesn’t just watch the kids, she’s actively involved in games and projects with them, and she teaches them great preschool basics as well. She is very professional. Her home is clean, organized, and safe. It brings me great peace of mind to know that he’s so well cared for. Thank you Donna!!

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Valerie May 08, 2018
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

I have known Donna for 40 plus years. During that time I have watched her raise her own children as well as everyone elses. Donna is committed to providing a daycare program that enables the child to grow and be nourished educationally. These children are more than prepared for entry into kindergarten. As a matter of fact most could go right to first grade with no problem. She adheres to a strict food program governed by the state and also provides outdoor activities which encourages physical education. They are always doing projects that coincide with any lesson she is doing that week. This is the best run daycare that I have ever had the privilege of placing a child into. I know that my child will be cared for in a safe environment while they are being nurtured. Parents are kept up to date on all activities that are planned. I highly recommend this daycare as it provides peace of mind for the working parent.

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Danielle P May 08, 2018
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Once I found out that Donna had an opening I immediately pulled my daughter out of a day care center because of how reputable of a teacher she is. Donna is wonderful. My daughter has been with her almost a year now & I've never once been worried about her safety, being fed, changed, cared for, etc. while I am at work. She relieves that burden/worry that most working parents have. She treats all of the children like they are her own and its shows in the way my daughter communicates, the manners she uses, and overall how much she has learned. She doesn't "babysit" but instead she teaches all of her children and works with them at whatever age they are. Donna is very transparent which is also appreciated as a parent. My daughter is so excited about going to Miss Donna's each morning & I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a home daycare setting.

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Nicole Kelly May 07, 2018
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Donna is the best daycare provider. She not only takes care of my kids, and gives me piece of mind while I'm at work, but she teaches the kids in so many ways. Both of my kids could have skipped pre-school because of how much she works with the kids, and teaches them. Both of my kids learned to write their names, count to 20, count by 2's and 10's and she even helped potty train them. She works with parents so that she is consistent with what is being done at home. I can't say enough about her, and would highly recommend her to anyone that needs childcare. Her home is always clean, my kids are well fed, and she loves each one like her own. She takes alot of pride and care in her job, and it shows every single day!

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Donna May 02, 2018
I am the owner

The information in this write up is wrong. Unless you are in my backyard you cannot see my pool. All my children have been with me for years and I only take them swimming in perfect conditions. As I tell my parents,I have strict rules and this is a bonus. If they don't follow the rules, they are kicked out of the pool. So there is no way children were running and unsupervised. I have a great program and these children all end up in the top of their class. I have had people from the State withdrawl their child out of a program to bring them to my program. I love my kids and parents and they love me! :)

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