Child Care

Ithaca and the surrounding communities offer many public and private child care options. The Day Care and Child Development Council of Tompkins County maintains an extensive list of area child care providers. The council can interview day care providers, check references, help you write a day-care provider contract, and provide a number of other resources. They can be contacted at 273-0259, Child Development Council

Postdoctoral Associates are eligible to apply to the Cornell University Child Care Grant Subsidy Program (CCGS). The program helps Cornell employees pay child-care expenses of up to $5,000. The grants cover child care for work days, school holidays, summer vacations, and teacher work days. If you have any questions, please e-mail More information about the program including how to apply can be found at Child Care Benefits