Child Care/Early Learning: $149,865

·         Brooktondale Community Center

o   Brooktondale Summer Camp – $4,750

The Brooktondale Summer Camp is a long standing program that provides a camp experience, with crafts, games, music and snacks to local children. Through donations from the United Way, private scholarship donations, as well as funding from the Towns of Caroline and Dryden, all local children, regardless of income, can enjoy camp.

·         Child Development Council

o   Child Care Resource Referral Program (CCRR)- $42,500

The CCRR program is part of a statewide network designed to develop the supply and retention of a wide range of early care and education modalities.  The goal is to have a set of care and education options that is available, accessible (financially, geographically, culturally, etc.) and of the highest quality to meet the needs of Tompkins County families.

o   Family Support Services - $23,000

Family Support Services assists pregnant women and families with children 0-4 years of age.  Using a family centered, home visiting approach, FSS guides parents to develop positive parenting skills, based on an understanding of the growing and changing needs of the children.  The primary goal is to change the immediate and proximate environments in order to enhance the growth and development of children, to strengthen the nurturing qualities of the parents, to reduce factors leading to family dysfunction and developmental delays, child abuse and neglect or maltreatment.

·         Drop-In Children's Center

o    Toddler Subsidy Program – $13,460

This program is designed to cover the additional subsidy needed for 12 toddlers receiving daycare assistance from the Department of Social Services.  

·         Dryden Community Council

o   Village of Dryden Summer Recreation - $4,700

This is a summer recreation program for Dryden town and village children consisting of three two week sessions in July and August.

o   Reading in the LadyBug Garden - $250

This is a one week orientation and reading program for children entering Kindergarten.

o   Traveling Books of Dryden - $150

This program provides books and volunteers to read to preschool children in area day care facilities.

·         Enfield Community Council

o    Enfield Summer Day Camp - $5,000

The Enfield Summer Day Camp has six different age groups that include 1 Senior Counselor, 1 Junior Counselor, and 1-2 Counselors-in-Training.  Several activities offered throughout the day include: sports, arts, science, music, sewing, cooking, literacy, drama, hiking, field trips, swimming and free play.  There are many field trips including Hangar Theater, Watkins Glen, Taughannock, Sciencenter, miniature golf, Greenwood Lake.  The camp offers a before and after camp program.

o   ESAP (Enfield School Age Program) Scholarships - $3,000

ESAP is a child care program that serves families residing in Enfield and/or whose children, grades K-5, attend the Enfield Elementary School.  The after-school program has 47 children enrolled and a range of 28-36 attend on a daily basis.

·         Freeville Community Council

o   Freeville Summer Recreation Program - $3,125

                      The Summer Recreation Program is a five-day per week program, operating for six to seven weeks during July and August.  It provides an                opportunity for children to engage in a variety of activities and field trips, including recreational and artistic. 

·         Greater Ithaca Activities Center

o   Youth Division - $32,000

The Youth Division operates under licensing of the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS). There are two main components to the Youth Division, an afterschool program, which operates Monday - Friday, 2 - 6pm and a 6-week summer day camp, in July and August. Children from Pre-K (4 year olds) - 6th grade (pre-teens) come together daily for educational, recreational, cultural and social development activities that boost their self worth and esteem, help them foster healthy relationships and develop positive life skills. 

·         Ithaca Community Childcare Center

o    Infant - $7,500

Ithaca Community Childcare Center provides care for approximately 36 infants and must replace 24 cribs and 3 evacuation cribs to maintain safety and compliance.

·         McLean Community Council

o    Family Reading Nights - $500

Reading nights are held four times per year at Cassavant Elementary School with books given to each family.  Activity stations related to the stories are also part of the event.

·         Newfield Community Council

o   Summer Day Camp - $2,760

The summer day camp helps provide monies as needed to fund different areas of the camp including transportation, supplies and scholarships.  The camp generally serves 80 - 100+ campers.

o   Before & Afterschool Program - $1,970

The Newfield Before and After Program is housed in the Newfield Elementary School and is in operation from 6:30 am - 6:00 pm during the school year. The program is available to all Newfield elementary students.

·         Ulysses Community Council

o   Summer Recreation Programs - $3,450

The Summer Recreation Program supports youth specific to scholarships for low-income families.  It is an all day program.

o   Nursery School - $860

This program provides scholarships for nursery school students. 

o   Library Program - $890

This is a summer reading Program for Ulysses residents.