where true adventure meets education.

about us

Hello! We are beyond thrilled to announce the launch of a brand new, full service preschool and child care center in Clay. Our facility will include 15,000 square feet of space with 12 well-designed classrooms, a large multi-purpose room, and three ample outdoor playgrounds.

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True North Center for Children will enroll infants, toddlers and preschoolers for full and part time early childhood education and care. We will also provide before and after care for school aged children in the Liverpool School District, and an 11-week, well-structured summer program.

The building will be wonderful; but more importantly, our purpose is to provide the best learning environment for your child. Our staff will be well—trained, warm, loving, and experienced in early childhood education. Our curriculum and programming will meet or exceed standards set by school districts, the State Education Department, and the Office of Children and Family Services.

meet the fowlers

Cynthia M. Fowler has devoted her career to the field of Education. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Buffalo State College with a major in the field of Learning and Behavioral Disorders. Her Master’s degree in Reading Instruction from Syracuse University provided permanent certification in Special Education and Elementary Education. She taught for ten years at Liverpool High School as a Special Education Resource teacher. When the need for flexibility arose as she began raising a family, she worked for two Syracuse area churches, planning, coordinating and supervising their educational programs for young children, youth and adults. For eight years, Mrs. Fowler served as Director of Northminster Early Childhood Center. At the time of her hiring in 2010, Northminster was chosen as a community based provider for the Universal Pre-Kindergarten program for North Syracuse Central Schools. During her time there, she led a successful preschool and UPK program, re-establishing Northminster’s positive reputation in the North Syracuse and Liverpool areas.


After being hired as Director, the school enrollment doubled in size. Supervising 20 staff members, she was responsible for maintaining New York State regulations for child care, implementing “best practice” to achieve current educational standards for early childhood education and Kindergarten preparation.

In January, 2018, Northminster was awarded a similar contract with the Liverpool Central School District.


Cindi’s professional objective is to own and operate an inclusive, high-quality licensed center that will provide nurturing care to infants, preschoolers and school aged children. It is also her priority to be a just employer, offering living wages to all staff that will reflect the importance of the work they accomplish together.

Cynthia M. Fowler

Michael E. Fowler received his formal education in the field of Pharmacy. A graduate of the University of Buffalo School of Pharmacy, he was immediately hired by Fay’s Drug, Inc. During his career in Pharmacy, Mr. Fowler’s roles and responsibilities grew from Supervising Pharmacist to Regional Director to Director of Pharmacy Operations. He successfully supervised as many as 75 staff pharmacists in 35 stores, achieving company goals for profit while adhering to State and Federal laws governing prescription dispensing. As Director of Real Estate and Acquisitions, Michael was responsible for pursuing profitable purchase deals in order to grow profits for the Eckerd/Brooks drug store chain.

Following his interest and passion for landscaping work, Mike established Mike Fowler’s Landscaping, LLC in 1996. What began as a full-service landscape business for friends and neighbors has grown to an operation with a customer base of over 100. Mike’s work includes design and installation of hardscapes for residential and commercial properties as well. In 2012, Mike added snow removal to his company's services. With the growth in year-round income from landscaping, Mike was able to retire from pharmacy in 2014 to enjoy the benefits of self-direction and self-management. 

Mike and Cindi are both natives of Syracuse. They have been married for 37 years and have raised their three sons and daughter together. In October 2016, they joyfully welcomed their first grandchild to the family.                 

Michael E. Fowler