Director: Rebecca Marzeski
Secretary: Alesha Smith
Web Master:  Jean Kosina
220 Henry Street Herkimer, NY 13350
Phone: (315) 866-4831 Fax: (315) 866-9043
Important Information

Before and Aftercare



**Please send this form back by August 27th, or bring it with

 you to orientation.

Our child _______________________________________________

 will need before care beginning at______a.m.

 (Please write the time when you will be dropping your child off 

at school for before care.)

All before care children will enter school by the North side door until 

7:45 a.m. After 7:45, 4 year old children and First Grade children will

 need to enter through the gym doors.

Please circle the days of the week your child will need before care:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Our child _______________________________________________ 

will need after care ending at ______p.m.

 (Please write the time when you will be picking up your child at

 school from after care.)

All after care children will exit school by the North side door.


 due to Kindergarten dismissal between 2:45 and 3:00. If you

 need your child before 3:00, please contact your child’s teacher

 or the office so that special arrangements can be made for pickup.

Before School Care and After School Care Rates 2020-2021

Before School Care 7:00-8:30 We can be available at 7am upon request, (2 days in advance needed)

Rate Structure

One Child

Second Child


1 ½ hours




1 hour




½ hour




After School Care 2:30-5:30

Rate Structure

One Child

Second Child


First Hour 2:30-3:30




Second Hour 3:30-4:30




Third Hour 4:30-5:30




Parent signature: ________________________________________

Homeschooling during the Covid-19 Virus
Camping fun for Jackson and family !
Virtual Campers for Camping Day 
Arianna, Elllie, Camri, Joe, Kyle, Remi, and Lincoln (and his brother Murphy).
Maya caught a rainbow trout then released it.
Lincoln working remotely.

Emerson sorted his dinosaurs by diet. Carnivore, herbivore and pescetarian. Next up: Triassic Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods. He wasn't interested in shape, color or size sorting. "I did that when I was 3 1/2, Moooooom." 
Camri sorting by color , shape and size.
Silas can count to 100!
Emerson counted to 100 while playing at the beach.
Jackson loves his engineering project ! Mom said, "This was by far his favorite ❤️. He spent at least a half hour on this!"
Silas built a house for his toad!
We highly recommend St. Francis Early Childhood Learning Center! The teachers, assistants, and office staff are all so kind and knowledgeable! They understand children and meet their educational, religious, and emotional needs. My daughter is currently in Mrs. Erin’s pre-K class and adores Mrs. Erin and Mrs. Maisry. She has grown so much over the past two years at St. Francis both academically and socially. The teaching of Christ’s kindness and love are embedded in the program, which we greatly appreciate. Our daughter loves coming home to tell us all the things she has learned and tells us how to be a good person. The Christmas Concert and Nativity was one of the most precious memories that we are so thankful for. Our older daughter went to the pre-K program as well and still remembers Mrs. Erin as one of her favorite teachers! During this crisis, Mrs. Erin has gone above and beyond to help continue education and most importantly reach out to connect with our daughter. The hangouts and phone calls have made a world of a difference for our daughter who is so saddened by not being at school with her teacher and friends. We are so grateful to St. Francis Early Childhood Learning Center for making the start of our daughter’s education so positive!
#RCDASchools Erin Holleran-View
Ellie celebrating Earth Day!Ellie celebrating Earth Day!
Emerson has always been - and hopefully will always be - a creative kid who knows exactly what he wants. Luckily, Mrs. Becky's lesson plans provide amazing opportunities for us to mold them to his needs and playful desires. The Google Hangouts with classmates and one-on-ones with Mrs. Becky ground Emerson with the perfect amount on social connection, just enough so he remembers school, but not so much that we feel pressure on our new "out school" schedule. 

The teachers and staff at St. Frances have been a blessing to our son's bright spirit. He will cherish his time there.
Silas enjoying science at home with his brother and sister!
Garrett and Shane working remotely.
#RCDASchools Diocese of Albany Catholic Schools

Maya and family are making rock candy! More pictures to come with their next step in the process !

#RCDASchools Diocese of Albany Catholic Schools

Jackson working on #6 and our letter V ❤️

#RCDASchools Diocese of Albany Catholic Schools

Thank you to Mrs. Campione & all teachers for going above and beyond during these unknown times! Mae & her sister Eleanor loved planting the tree delivered by Mrs. C for Earth Day & rooting the bean for science class to watch it grow!
#RCDASchools Diocese of Albany Catholic Schools

Words can’t express how grateful we have been to the teachers at St. Francis. Their endless love and dedication to our children really shined through during such an emotionally exhausting time. Every Monday our daughter looked out the window so she could see her weekly packet getting delivered and get a warm smile from Mrs. Erin (as they both waved excitedly). Their Friday FaceTimes was something that our daughter looked forward to each week. Storytime was also one of our daughter's favorite things -not only did she get to see Mrs. Erin but all of her classmates who she missed so much. The bond between the children in the class and Mrs. Erin was evident through the smiles ear to ear from each child and the excitement in their voices when they were asked what they want to share with the class. I appreciated the values they continued to instill into our children as they discussed a book or talked about their week. As a parent, I am very happy to see my child excited to learn. I am thankful to them for the amount of support they have provided and for the smile they put on our daughters face daily. We couldn’t be happier with our decision to send our daughter to St. Francis!

Matt and Sarah Spisak

#RCDASchools Diocese of Albany Catholic Schools

More Remote photos

Welcome to St. Francis de Sales 

Early Childhood Learning Center

Faith ~ Respect ~ Family Values ~ Academic Excellence

Welcome to St. Francis de Sales Early Childhood Learning Center.  St. Francis is the best choice you can make to prepare your child academically, emotionally, and spiritually for today's world.  Father Mark Cunningham  (pastor), Mrs. Rebecca Marzeski (director), the staff, the faculty, the parents, and the students of St. Francis de Sales Early Childhood Learning Center want to share with you just how special our school is.  After viewing the information we have provided on this web site, it is our sincere hope that you will take that next step toward enrolling at St. Francis de Sales Early Childhood Learning Center.

Our Mission Statement

St. Francis de Sales Early Childhood Learning Center serves children of all faiths, Preschool three and four year olds and Kindergarten. We provide a safe, nurturing environment that is academically challenging, setting the foundation for students to become lifelong learners. We emphasize the need to serve in the Catholic faith and we offer opportunities to share in the mission of Jesus Christ.

St. Francis de Sales offers:

  • Small classes with personal attention
  • Excellent, measurable academic results
  • Experienced, expert faculty
  • Values, faith and character oriented
  • Family involvement welcomed
  • Safe, secure environment for all children
  • Pre-K (half-day or full), Kindergarten (full day)
Click HERE to see more photos taken during our school year. 
St. Francis de Sales Early Childhood Learning Center
~ 220 Henry Street ~ Herkimer ~ New York ~ 13350
Phone: (315) 866-4831     Email: