We promote the healthy development of children and families at home, in child care, and in our community.

Serving Ithaca and Cortland, New York. More about us

For Parents

Let our resources and expertise support you in being the strongest and most effective promoter of your child’s development.

Resources for Parents

The Warm Line
Free, confidential and anonymous telephone guidance service for parents and child care providers: 607-273-0259.

Teen Pregnancy & Parenting Program (TP3)
Support for youth (under 21) who are parents or who will be parents soon.

Family Support Services (FSS)
Parenting support for families and parents over 21 with children up to age 5.

For Providers

Quality child care strengthens and enriches family life, gives children opportunities to develop to their full potential and allows parents to be more efficient and productive in their workplace.

Resources for Providers

Child Development Today
The Child Development Council’s quarterly newsletter.

Training resources
Learn about training requirements, OCFS approval, or find a workshop.

Child Care Food Program (CACFP)
Receive reimbursement for serving nutritious meals and snacks to the children in your care.

For Our Community

Learn more about the resources available to community members in Tompkins and Cortland counties, and how you can get involved.

Community Resources

92% of your support
goes directly to our
local programs.

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Child Care Resource and Referral

Quality child care strengthens and enriches family life, gives children opportunities to develop to their full potential and allows parents to be more efficient and productive in their workplace. More

Family Support Services

All families are vulnerable to the stresses of parenthood, some more than others. Family Support Services is designed to help parents and caregivers of young children by providing them with support and guidance before problems mount and become unmanageable. More

Teen Pregnancy / Parenting Program

Male and female teens up to age 21 are eligible for TP3 services if they are parenting or pregnant and reside in Tompkins County. To refer a teen to the program, or for more information, contact the TP3 director at (607) 273-1055. More

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We are so very thankful for your support. The benefits of your contribution are far reaching, as the gains made early in life extend well beyond into adulthood.

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Continuing education and professional development for child care providers, parents and the community.

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Child Care Complaint
1-800-732-5207

Child Abuse Hotline
1-800-342-3720