A Childcare Program for toddlers, ages 18 months to 3 years, and preschoolers, ages 3-5 years. An After School Program for school-age kids ages 5 years and up. Many thanks to Johanna who created the painting of our tree structure that appears in the website banner.


Contact Details

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  City Ithaca, NY
  Zip Code 14850
  Address 920 Coddington Road
  Phone Number (607) 277-1434

From Our Website

Situated on 12 partially wooded acres, the welcoming and charming childcare building is enhanced by the beauty of our surroundings. All children at Coddington enjoy the benefits of both a close connection to the natural environment around them and a caring and structured classroom. Coddington Road Community Center has been a fixture of Ithaca's South Hill Community since 1949. Since that time, the center has grown to include a summer camp, an after school program and more. Multiple programs for area youth with a focus on nature and active play are offered.


Coddington Road Community Center offers afterschool care for up to 20 elementary-aged children with the Ithaca City School District. The afterschool program is staffed by two group leaders and additional support staff. Our afterschool instruction approach is based on the emerging ideas of the children. Lessons are developed around shared interests and facilitated by the group leaders. Social and emotional development is also a focus, with play encouraged between all age groups. At Coddington, our afterschool program offers a great deal of open ended play with a focus on outdoor activity.


Registration and Payment: Submit your registration online, a non-refundable $25 registration fee will be added to your account. In addition to the registration fee, a deposit of $100 for each week selected is required in order to secure your child's spot. A second payment is due by April 24, 2020 in order to maintain your enrollment and must be equal to at least 1/2 of the remaining balance due. The final balance is due by May 22, 2020. Payment in full is due at time of submission for any registration submitted after May 22. 2020, please select the $25 non-refundable, per-child registration fee at checkout.


Our facility includes a fenced-in, shady playground, a ball field and picnic pavilions, in addition to our classrooms. Childcare is available Monday-Friday, 7:30am to 5:30pm, year-round, except for standard closings found on the CRCC Calendar. We offer full- and part-time care, with M/W/F or T/Th options and pick-up times at 2:00pm and 5:30pm. Starting September 2017, Coddington began to offer care for all children, infants (8 weeks) and older. Since its creation, CRCC has grown to meet the needs and interests of the community.