Childcare Program

Our facility includes a fenced-in, shady playground, a ball field and picnic pavilions, in addition to our classrooms. Childcare is available Monday-Friday, 7:30am to 5:30pm, year-round, except for standard closings found on the CRCC calendar (click the image to the right for a full screen view of our calendar). Coddington Road Community Center 2017-2018 CalendarWe offer full- and part-time care, with M/W/F or T/Th options and pick-up times at 2:00pm and 5:30pm.

Starting September 2017, Coddington will offer care for all children, infants (8 weeks) and older. Since its creation, CRCC has grown to meet the needs and interests of the community. Infant care is a high need in the Ithaca area and we are pleased to be able to now offer care for children of all ages and each of our classrooms will utilize the 3-teacher model. Take a photo tour of our new Continuity of Care Classroom.


Coddington’s childcare program promotes daily learning by allowing children to express themselves through play.  We believe children are natural scientists who question, observe, and imitate the world around them turning concepts and ideas into tangible structures, expressions, and experiences.

Our teachers guide the children by observing them play, listening to their ideas, and giving them the opportunity to follow through with the detail of their visions. Teachers continually engage in dialogue and assessment, based on the happenings of the classroom among themselves. It is then that the curriculum is created and implemented to promote each individual child’s social, emotional, physical language and cognitive development.

Coddington Road Community Center Preschool Classroom Activities Meals

Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack are prepared by the Coddington Road Community Center’s cook. Monthly menus are posted outside the classroom and online. If your child has special dietary restrictions, we ensure menu substitutions. We participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), a federal program that provides guidance and regulations for nutrition content related to our meal service.  The cost of breakfast, lunch and snack each day is included in the center tuition.

During meal time, children sit at classroom tables with their teachers, serve themselves “family style,” and use the time for developing fine motor skills, pleasant conversation, learning about new foods, and practicing good manners


2017 November - Tiger Room Coming Back from Hike - Coddington Road Community Center Preschool (1)Daily Routine

• Welcoming of families, quiet table activities
• Family style breakfast
• Large group followed by correlating small group activity and learning centers
• Outdoor gross motor
• Family style lunch
• Rest and quiet activities
• Family style snack
• Gross motor; indoor or outdoor
• Dismissal

2017 December - Continuty of Care Classroom Playing Outside (8)Admission

Admission is on a first-come, first-served, space available basis for full-time and part-time care (M/W/F or T/Th options). To inquire about enrollment, please complete this online form or call the center to speak with our staff. No child will be discriminated against because of race, creed, color, national origin, or sex. The enrollment process includes completion of all required paperwork, payment of a registration fee and a refundable space deposit held on account.


Coddington offers tuition scholarships for all programs based on family income. Verification required.

Tompkins County DSS helps income-eligible working parents pay all or part of their child care fees. Call their Day Care Unit at 607-274-5219 to see if you are eligible.


Coddington Road Community Center
920 Coddington Road, Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-277-1434 | Fax: 607-277-8873