150 Pleasant Grove Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
The following forms are for families who are already enrolled at the Cornell Child Care Center:
Cornell University offers a unique, high quality child care program on campus to serve Cornell's diverse families. The center is managed by Bright Horizons Family Solutions, which runs more than 600 employer-sponsored centers in the United States, Europe, and Canada and is chaired by its founder Linda Mason CU '76.
Informed by the research of early childhood experts, the approach is child- and play-centered, tailored to the needs of individual children at their own developmental level, and includes attention to social connection, physical movement, music, art, and language. The center invites family involvement, fosters the building of community, and fosters respect for each unique family. Goals include both creating a positive and nurturing environment for children and improving the work/life navigation for Cornell students, staff, and faculty.
The center has space for 158 children, ages 6 weeks to 5 years. It is located on Pleasant Grove Road in the village of Cayuga Heights, just north of the university's "A" parking lot. This single facility helps meet the university's child care needs and increases child care options of Cornell faculty, staff, and students.
Cornell Child Care Center creates children’s room at Red Cross Shelter
Cornell Child Care Center’s initiative with the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children helped create a space for children while their parents take care of business at the Red Cross Friendship Center, a homeless shelter and food pantry in Ithaca.
The Cornell Child Care Center Brings Child Development to Life for Cornell Students
Cornell students help at the child care center, and learn in the process.
Cornell’s Past Cares for Cornell's Future: Cornell Retirees and the People's Garden at the Cornell Child Care Center (pdf)
Cornell retirees choose the Child Care Center as "project of the year" and will work on three projects throughout the year.
Cornell Child Care Center receives top national accreditation
The Cornell Child Care Center has received accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), early education's highest mark of quality. It is achieved by less than 8 percent of child care centers nationwide.