Child Care

The childcare center at the College is a licensed, not-for-profit child care facility providing services to children of college students, faculty, staff and as space permits, members of the community. The childcare center provides care from 18 months through pre-kindergarten.

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Our Mission

To provide child care services to the College campus and the local community in a safe and nurturing environment which promotes the social, emotional, physical, language, and cognitive development of children.

Programs Available

Toddler program 18-36 months

Pre-school program

For more information or to schedule a visit contact the center director at 607.844.8222, Ext. 4477.

Building a new future

The College has broken ground on a new childcare center that will triple availability and add much-needed infant care. The center is located just west of the College's main entrance, overlooking the campus pond. 


The Childcare Center at TC3 is nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children(NAEYC) The center has been housed on the TC3 campus since 1969. Students have first priority, and a sliding fee scale is offered to students to help with the cost of child care. The center is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

A Special Thanks

The Childcare Center would like to thank Gutchess Lumber for donating wood chips and RMS Gravel for donating sand. Our playground is safer and more fun thanks to these two generous community businesses. THANKS!

Woman putting chef hat on toddler


When you register for College, contact the Childcare Center by calling 607.844.8222, Ext. 4477, if you are interested in child care. Early registration is essential to reserve a place for your child. You will receive a registration packet which will include general information, a confidential income statement and a medical form which is to be filled out and signed by your physician. A nonrefundable registration fee must be included with your completed registration packet and will assure you a space in our program. Preference is given to children of students and those children requiring full-time care.

Kids from child care center wearing toy hard hats