Our childcare program is for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Our teachers provide each child with a safe and loving environment and the opportunity to explore and discover the world around them.


The Gingerbread House Preschool curriculum includes study of language, math, the Bible, social studies, science, art, physical education and music. The goal of the Preschool is to meet each child at their individual level and help them develop to their full potential.


The Gingerbread House Enrichment Program is challenging and stimulating but most of all, it is full of fun! It is offered to four year old children as a supplementary program.

About Us

The Gingerbread House Preschool and Childcare Center encourages knowledge, wisdom, and understanding by providing a developmentally appropriate curriculum in early childhood education.

The Gingerbread House is located at 3020 Court Street, just minutes from downtown Syracuse. Our hours of operation are 6:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, providing care for children six weeks to six years of age. We offer Preschool programs for three and four year old’s, as well as an enrichment program for four year old’s


Our Mission Statement

The Gingerbread House Preschool and Childcare Center is a Catholic ministry sponsored by Franciscan Sisters. The Center strives to recognize and accept each individual as he/she fulfills and achieves his/her God-given potential from infancy through five years of age.

The Gingerbread House has been serving the city of Syracuse and it’s surrounding communities for over twenty-four years, and is committed to offering our parents and children a loving and nurturing Catholic environment.

Core Values


We provide exceptional care and create a nurturing, educational, and fun environment, which meets the needs and exceeds the expectations of the families we serve by using a healthy, developmental, and dynamic approach.


We operate from an ethical frame of reference. We adhere to a standard of conduct which is consistent with the overall values of The Sisters of Saint Francis and our community, behaving with honesty and fairness and owning up to our faults, while keeping focus on our mission.


We utilize teamwork and cooperation in our work. We achieve synergy and positive overall results through partnerships and teamwork. We work together and effectively utilize resources to provide children with high quality care, services, programs, facilities and resources.


We recognize and respect social identities that our different from our own and those of the groups to which we belong. We promote awareness about human identities such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic class, and disabilities, recognizing that each individual has value.