Child Development Council

Free, confidential and anonymous telephone guidance service for parents and child care providers. You can call to speak with a Child Development Specialist about behavior, discipline, child development, adjustment to childcare and other child related topics.


Support for youth (under 21) who are parents or who will be parents soon. TP3 helps young parents find the resources and parenting strategies they need to help be the best parent they can be.

Parenting support for families and parents over 21 with children up to age 5. Family Support Services is a free, confidential and child-centered program serving families in Tompkins and Cortland Counties and their young children. Every baby has their own personality and parenting advice can come from all directions, and often it’s confusing to sort through and may not meet the unique needs of a particular child. Family Support Services focuses on a family’s strengths by providing comprehensive support and nonjudgmental guidance to parents and caregivers.