Child Development Council - Family Support Services Program
Resource Details
Alternate Name Family Support
Description COVID-19 UPDATE: As of 3/18:
The Child Development Council is developing strategies to match essential personnel (health care workers, emergency responders) to child care options. If you are an essential personnel, contact or (607)273-0259 for referral services.

CDC will be closed to the public (no walkins, no group workshops, no home visits except to drop off food or supplies). Those who need services or support can call us at (607)273-0259 or email. General inquiries can be addressed to This will remain until 3/31 and may be extended into April or beyond.

All trainings, workshops and group meetings are cancelled until further notice. We will continue to connect our child care providers with online learning opportunities.

We will not be conducting non-essential site/home visits until further notice. We will continue child care inspections where necessary, and deliver food and resources to those enrolled in our programs.

Paperwork to enroll in Legally Exempt Care, Child Care Food Program or other business may be left in the drop box at 609 West Clinton Street (Tompkins County) or placed under the door at Room 205 Cortland Grange (Cortland County).  General delivery mail and the drop box will be checked Monday through Friday.

We will be monitoring child care closings and availability. Updates will be posted at

Support and guidance for parents of children up to age three to enhance their child's development, including:
  • child development information
  • infant and toddler development
  • parenting strategies
  • community services coordination
  • case management and transportation assistance for medical and social services appointments for program participants

Coverage Area NY - Tompkins County;

Defined coverage areas:
New York - Tompkins County
Physical Address 609 W Clinton St
Ithaca NY
14850 United States
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Hours of operation:
Mon: 9am 4:30pm
Tue: 9am 4:30pm
Wed: 9am 4:30pm
Thu: 9am 4:30pm
Fri: 9am 4:30pm
Disabilities Access Handicap accessible.
Eligibility Children under 3, pregnant women
Program Fees None
Programs at this agency Child Development Council - Child Care Resource and Referral Program
Child Development Council - Teen Pregnancy/Parenting Program
Child Development Council - Cortland Office
Child Development Council of Central New York, Inc.

Contact Information
Mailing Address 609 W Clinton St
Ithaca NY
14850 United States
Fax Number 607-273-3141
Main 607-273-0259
Main Contact Name Melissa Perry
Main Contact Title Family Services Director
Main Contact Phone 607-273-0259
Main Contact Email Address
Director or Senior Administrator Name Melissa Perry
Director or Senior Administrator Title Family Services Director
Director or Senior Administrator Phone 607-273-0259
Director or Senior Administrator Email Address


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