Support IC3


At IC3 we strive to offer high quality care, to provide a safe, nurturing environment that promotes learning, to keep the teacher to child ratio low, and to employ professional staff that is knowledgeable in child development. IC3 is not just a place for parents to send their child while they are at work, but a place of growth and learning. The first few years of a child’s life are a critical time for brain development. The quality of early childhood education during this time will lay the foundation for lifelong learning. Our dedicated staff and the support of our families, friends, and the Ithaca community is what helps IC3 continue to offer the highest standard of child inspired, professionally nurtured, care and opportunities for learning.

High quality care, however, does not come without cost. IC3’s primary source of revenue is tuition. Revenue from tuition, grants, fundraising events, and donations is just enough to cover our expenses.

As a non-profit, IC3 depends on the generosity of our supporters. You can contribute in many ways: volunteering time and talents, participating in fundraising events, and by making a financial contribution.

If you are interested in making a financial contribution please contact us, fill out a donation form to mail in with your gift, or visit Donate Now. Because we are a 501c3 charitable program, your gifts are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. You can choose to make a donation to our Annual Campaign Fund which is an unrestricted fund that supports the area with the greatest need, or you can designate your gift to support a specific area such as our Scholarship Fund, Staff Education Fund, or an area of your choosing.