Child Care Center

Children's hands in classroom activities and on a computer mouse
Little hands can do so many things

Welcome and thank you for visiting. We think you'll see after browsing that what you're looking for in on-campus child care is right here at the SUNY Cortland Child Care Center.

Our center is located on the SUNY Cortland campus and was opened in 1993 to serve students and staff of the college, New York state employees, SUNY Cortland alumni and members of the community. Everything within the center was designed and built with the young child in mind, so the facility is child-centered and appropriately furnished.

We're a New York state licensed child care center, licensed for up to 98 children. Our center has seven classrooms: two infant rooms, two toddler rooms and three preschool rooms. We have extensive infant, toddler and preschool playgrounds directly outside our building with covered patios for rainy day play. We also have two indoor gross motor spaces where the children can expend their energy and use their large muscles when the weather is not conducive to outdoor play. Daily activities and routines are geared to promote development of children cognitively, physically, socially and emotionally. 

Tuition assistance is available to income eligible students.

Our staff are all professionals in the early childhood field. Our teachers all have appropriate credentials in early childhood education or a related field. And all our staff are required to participate in ongoing training to keep abreast of current trends in child development and education.

One of the best benefits of being on campus is the involvement of the SUNY Cortland students in the center. Our early childhood department collaborates with our program, involving students through fieldwork placements and practicum experiences. The students contribute an energy and enthusiasm that is contagious among the children and staff here at the center. What better way for them to learn than active involvement in our daily programming.

We're hoping that this virtual visit to our homepage will be followed with a personal visit from you. We'll all look forward to meeting you.

Most sincerely,
The SUNY Cortland Child Care Center Staff and Administration

NAEYC Accredited Center

SUNY Cortland
Child Care Center

Karen Diescher
Interim Director
Education Building, Room 1000
Cortland, NY 13045
Phone: 607-753-5955
Fax: 607-753-5957
Email:  ""

Board of Directors

Family Handbook (PDF)