Please take a moment to complete our Parent Survey

We want to hear from YOU about Child Care! The Child Development Council is participating in the NYS 2018 Parent Survey (only 9 questions). If you are a Tompkins or Cortland County resident and your child(ren) are currently in child care, or you are looking for child care, or you have used child care in the past, WE WANT TO … Read More

Celebrating 50 Years

Volunteer Leadership a Hallmark for 50 Years On this 50th anniversary of the Child Development Council of Central New York, Inc. we pause to reflect on the local volunteer leaders who have worked tirelessly alongside the Council staff to discern the needs and found the Council, nurture our early years, guide us through challenging times, celebrate the impacts of innovative … Read More

The Out of Bounds Radio Show featured Sue Dale-Hall

The Out of Bounds Radio Show with Tish Pearlman featured CEO and Director of the Child Development Council Sue Dale-Hall BROADCAST DATES and TIMES: Sat Sept 9 at 3:30pm pm: WEOS-FM ( 90.3 & 89.5 Geneva/Seneca Falls region) Live Stream: for those out of region Sun Sept 17 at 11:30 am: WSKG-FM 89.3 Binghamton, 90.9 Ithaca 91.7 Cooperstown/Oneonta, 91.1 Corning/Elmira, 88.7 Hornell/Alfred) LIVE … Read More

Thanks to our Sponsors for another great Playdate in the Park!

Many thanks to our incredible sponsors for Playdate in the Park 2017. It is due to their generosity that we could offer an afternoon of food, fun, and the gift of a beautiful day at Stewart Park for FREE for our community. We offer a special shout-out to the Tourism Bureau, City of Ithaca Carousel Operators, Tina Snyder and Cornell … Read More

WOYC (Week of the Young Child) Celebrations

Here at the Council we’re gearing up with great excitement for the national Week of the Young Child™ – which includes planting pinwheels and raising awareness throughout April for Child Abuse Prevention Month, Kidsville and Earth Day in Cortland on Apr 22, a visit from Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick on Apr 26, and toddler story times in libraries throughout the … Read More

Cavity Free Kids

Child Development Council has been training child care providers on the use of the Cavity Free Kids curriculum since 2014. Cavity Free Kids is a research-based and developmentally appropriate curriculum that teaches children and parents about oral health and lifelong healthy habits.  In 2016 we received a grant to provide training and support services for Cavity Free Kids.  As part … Read More

Kendal Gives Thanks

The Child Development Council was one of two nonprofit recipients of the “Kendal Gives Thanks” donation given annually from the residents of Kendal at Ithaca. Our CEO, Sue Dale-Hall was on hand to receive the award (in the amount of $9,250).  The other recipient present was: Natasha R. Thompson (President and CEO, Foodbank of the Southern Tier). George Ferrari (CEO, … Read More

Kidsville and Earth Day Celebrations

The Child Development Council would like to invite young children and their families to Kidsville on Saturday, April 22nd from 10 am – 1 pm in the Cortland Grange Building Auditorium, 100 Grange Place.  Kidsville is a free children’s fair which will take place during the Week of the Young Child.  There will be approximately 25 stations to visit, hosted … Read More