About Us

Coddington Road Community Center, Ithaca NY, Ithaca preschools, Ithaca childcare, Ithaca summer camp

Coddington Road Community Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation with an active board of directors.

The current Board of Directors includes Julie Tenney (President), Matthew Sullivan (Treasurer), Clarissa Coombs (Secretary), Adam Wheeler, Liebe Meier-Swain and Paul Cognetta.

Our History

Coddington Road Community Center has been a fixture of Ithaca’s South Hill Community since 1949. Originally a one-room school house and later a meeting space for local gatherings, the center’s first childcare programs were opened in 1984.  This was due to the significant volunteer efforts of Shirley Brown, Anne Morrissette and many others in the community. Since that time, the center has grown to include a summer camp and an after school program.

Situated on 12 partially wooded acres, the charming and welcoming childcare building is enhanced by the beauty of its surroundings. The children at Coddington enjoy the benefits of both a caring and structured classroom and a connection to the natural environment around them.

Why Choose Us?

You will find a dedicated staff committed to providing quality programming for our community.  Whether your child attends an after school program daily or if your family occasionally attends one of our community celebrations, you can be sure that staff will be here to greet you with a smile.

We have developed the following vision to guide our future development.

Coddington Road Community Center is a community center for all ages. Our vision is to evolve with the changing needs of our community and to enhance social capital by extending our services beyond child care. We will provide networks that connect individuals, families, and neighbors, with opportunities to learn, develop and share skills.

We will achieve our vision by
• expanding our physical space;
• seeking collaborative opportunities with groups and organizations that further our mission;
• offering programs and activities that reflect the interests, health, and well-being of our community;
• utilizing our twelve acres of fields and woodlands as an integral part of our programing.

Through a dedicated focus on achieving these objectives and a commitment to our mission, we aim to become a keystone of the South Hill community.

Coddington Staff

Heather Mount
Executive Director
Katherine McFall
Early Childhood Programs Manager
Isaac Piha
Youth Programs Manager
Jennifer Dean
Community Programs Coordinator
Betsy Desch
Coddington Teacher
Karen Lane
Coddington Teacher
Rob Ackles
Coddington Teacher
Jordan White
Coddington Teacher
Lisa Gould
Coddington Teacher
Rachel Hollander
Coddington Teacher
Shane Scarofile
After School Team Leader
Alexa Massicci
Teacher Assistant
Debbie Cochran
Teacher Assistant
Cheyenne Webster
Teacher Assistant
Jennifer Lelik
Teacher Assistant
Stephanie Read
Teacher Assistant
Angela McFaall
Center Cook

 

Coddington Road Community Center
920 Coddington Road, Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-277-1434 | Fax: 607-277-8873
Email: crcc@coddingtonroad.org