We promote the healthy development of children and families at home, in child care, and in our community.
Child Development Council of Central New York, Inc. (AKA Child Development Council) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that has been serving Tompkins and Cortland Counties, New York for over 50 years. More about us
Let our resources and expertise support you in being the strongest and most effective promoter of your child’s development.
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.
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.
Child Development Today
The Child Development Council’s quarterly newsletter.
Learn about training requirements, OCFS approval, or find a workshop.
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
Receive reimbursement for serving nutritious meals and snacks to the children in your care.
Building Access to Child Care (BACC)
There is only enough regulated child care in our area to serve 1/3 of children birth-5, but the solution isn’t far from home! To learn more, call us at 273-0259.
For Our Community
Learn more about the resources available to community members in Tompkins and Cortland counties, and how you can get involved.
The Raising of America Film Series – Showing Now!
A 5-part documentary series and public engagement campaign that explores how a strong start for all our kids can lead to a healthier, safer, better educated and more prosperous and equitable America.
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
Children are great imitators so give them something great to imitate.
Support us with a deductible gift.
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.
Get the training you need.
Continuing education and professional development for child care providers, parents and the community.
Child Care Complaint
Child Abuse Hotline