Arthur Kuckes Childcare Center Opens

With the start of the Fall 2019 semester, Tompkins Cortland Community College has a new childcare center. The Arthur Kuckes Childcare Center opened its door to students on the first day of classes, Wednesday, August 28.

Exterior of Arthur Kuckes Childcare Center


Located near the main entrance to the College, the new Center is in a very visible location for anyone on campus. It nearly triples the capacity of the old facility to 80 children while also expanding the age-range served to include infants, a significant addition for the community.

Play room in the Childcare Center

In addition to serving the needs of College to make an education accessible to everyone, including parents of young children, the Center will also provide real-life learning opportunities for students in the College’s Early Childhood academic program. 

The Tompkins Cortland Community College Foundation secured the funding for the project, which included a lead gift from Arthur Kuckes and his wife, Martha Wright. Another one-million dollars in New York State funds were secured by New York State Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton and New York State Senator James Seward, helping the project move from dream to reality. 

Coat lockers in childcare center