Join the Intergenerational Campaign to Save Child Care

The Child Care Crisis in Our Community Join the intergenerational campaign to save child care centers. Child care is critical. Parents cannot go to work and contribute to the local economy without child care. It keeps children safe, healthy, and learning. Today’s children will become tomorrow’s caregivers. The pandemic has hurt child care centers. Centers operate with thin profit margins, … Read More

As We Stand for Children, We Stand for Change

It is time. It has been time. Sometimes, with a glimmer of hope for change, we revel in the beauty of childhood and all that it offers. Happiness starts here, but for some it ends here too. In my family, two babies were born this week. We envelop them with great hopes and dreams for the future and we surround … Read More

NY Forward New Loan Program for Small Business

The New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF) information quoted from: “The New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF) is a new economic recovery loan program aimed at supporting New York State small businesses, nonprofits and small landlords as they reopen after the COVID-19 outbreak and NYS on PAUSE.  The NYFLF targets the state’s small businesses with 20 or fewer full-time … Read More

Current Services

Child Development Council staff are working remotely and offering additional services to assure the well-being of children, families, and child care providers in our community. Child care availability is being monitored and referrals will be provided to essential personnel. ● If you need child care, call us at (607) 273-0259 or email We will return your call or email … Read More

Save the Date: Playdate in the Park is back and better than ever! 

Save the Date for Playdate in the Park! The Child Development Council’s Playdate in the Park will be held Wednesday, June 10th at Stewart Park. Rain date is Thursday, June 11.   Enjoy FREE carousel rides all day! Face painting, bubbles, sand play, hula hooping and yummy snacks! Visit Developmental Stations highlighting various stages of child development! Explore the Park … Read More

Cavity Free Kids – Train the Trainers

Are your kids excited about brushing their teeth, eating tooth-healthy foods, drinking water, and visiting the dentist? Kids in the Cavity Free Kids program are! Thanks to a grant from the Health Foundation for Western and Central NY, trainers across Central NY are being trained to teach the Cavity Free Kids curriculum. These trainers are bringing Cavity Free Kids to … Read More

Raising of America Film Series

Host or attend an a screening of one of the Raising of America films. This acclaimed five-part documentary series and companion tools illustrate how a strong start for all our kids can lead to better individual outcomes AND a healthier, safer, more prosperous and equitable America. Screenings in classrooms, trainings, policy forums and community dialogs are sparking new conversations which … Read More