The Child Development Council has its roots in and is strongly connected to the communities in Tompkins and Cortland Counties. The Child Development Council has a commitment to representing and serving all of the families and children in Tompkins and Cortland Counties. To this end, the Council requires a commitment to inclusiveness as a fundamental operating principle and calls for an active and ongoing process that affirms human diversity in many forms, encompassing, but not limited to, ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, economic circumstance, disability, geography, religion, and philosophy. We seek diversity to ensure that a range of perspectives, opinions, and experiences are recognized and acted upon in achieving the Council’s mission.  This commitment to inclusion is supported by our Board of Directors and the policies and procedures of the Board; within our staff and the personnel policies that support them; and in our service to the all families, children and child care programs in Tompkins and Cortland Counties.

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