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We’ve Invested In IC3 – Will You JOIN US?

The Ithaca Community Childcare Center’s Board of Directors has worked on planning for long-term security and sustainability for the Center for many years. This planning involved working with Cornell University, owners of the land and co-owners of the building, on a contract that would meet the Center’s needs. Through thoughtful conversations, IC3 was able to come to an agreement to purchase the land and building from Cornell. I am happy to announce that the land and building are now fully owned by IC3!
During 2017  we also invested in:

  • A new roof for IC3 Main Center
  • Staff education; seven staff attained Associates or higher degrees
  • Professional development covering several areas, but the focus being on Challenging Behaviors
  • Our Outdoor Classroom initiative, the garden and STEM

When I last wrote I promised, “YOU can make a difference as we begin the next 40 years of service to the community by making a gift.” That statement could not be more true as I look back on the results of the investments made in the facility, staff and program over the past year.

Although we’ve met some important goals, there is still much left to accomplish. We continue to face many challenges with the minimum wage increase, the impact the labor market has had on our families, and continued support of staff development while staying at the forefront of best practice and quality programming.

We need your HELP as we move forward and plan to meet the ever-changing needs of the early childhood landscape!

I am asking you to support Ithaca Community Childcare Center’s mission to provide families with the highest standard of child inspired, professionally nurtured care and opportunities for learning with a special tax-deductible gift. You can direct your contribution towards our continued work in professional development, our emergency scholarship, facility improvement or the Director’s discretionary fund where we will make sure your gift benefits a high need area at IC3.

Make your gift by using any of these options:
1) Donate online at
2) Mail a check to IC3 579 Warren Road, Ithaca, NY 14850
3) Call 257-0200 or stop by and donate with a VISA or Master Card during business hours
4) Contact me to make a pledge or be billed at a date that is convenient for you. Email, 257-0200 or stop by my office.

Your contribution directly helps IC3 offer families quality childcare. Support from our friends in the past has made such a difference, I’m asking you to support IC3 with a gift that is meaningful to you. Please accept my heartfelt appreciation for your consideration and support.


Sherri Koski
Executive Director