Child Care

The Arthur Kuckes 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 Center provides care from 6 weeks through pre-kindergarten. 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.

Meet Our Team

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

Infant program 6 weeks - 18 months

Toddler program 18 - 36 months

Preschool program

toddlers and adults walking outside
Woman putting chef hat on toddler


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 $50 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. 


For more information on Child Care or to ask questions about the application process, please contact the Center Director, Casey Goodwinat 607.844.8222, ext 4477.

Completed applications can be mailed to:
Tompkins Cortland Community College
P.O. Box 139, 170 North Street
Dryden, NY 13053-0139


Faxed to 607.844.6547

Kids from child care center wearing toy hard hats

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!


The Childcare Center at Tompkins Cortland Community College is nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The center has been housed on the campus since 1969.