Welcome to the Child Development Council of Central New York, Inc. (AKA Child Development Council), serving Tompkins and Cortland counties in New York State.

Our Mission

The mission of the Child Development Council is to promote the healthy development of children and families at home, in child care and in the community.

Our Vision

The Child Development Council joins the community in giving children the best possible start in life.

Our Values

The Child Development Council has a commitment to representing and serving all of the families and children in Tompkins and Cortland Counties.

Staff & Board of Directors 

Meet our dedicated staff and board of directors.


Your contribution will have a direct impact on a local family using our services.

Job Opportunities

View current job openings in our Ithaca and Cortland locations.


The Child Development Council is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Our News 

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