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Tompkins County Resources for Parents & Children
(revised 9/23/01)

Support Group for New Mothers
Six one-hour sessions on Monday afternoons.
This group will provide a nurturing and safe environment in which new mothers can discuss the new struggles that they face and the effects of parenthood.
There is a fee, sliding scale but reimbursable by most insurance.
Contact: Rachael Shapiro, 275-0111, and Mary Lauppe, 277-2159.

YMCA of Ithaca and Tompkins County
Phone: 257-0101

SKIP (6 - 36 months) The purpose of these classes is to acquaint the child with the water environment and to guide parents in working with their child in the pool. Enjoy the fun and thrill of being in the water, watching your child make new discoveries about him or her self. A parent must accompany their child in the water.
M/W or T/Th, Members $30.00,
Program Participant $60.00
Sat. or Sun., Member $15.00,
Program Participant $30.00

American Red Cross of Tompkins County
201 W. Clinton Street
Ithaca NY 14850
Voice: 273-1900
Fax: 273-7146

Call or e-mail for information about infant and child CPR classes.

LaLeche League of Ithaca

Information and support on breastfeeding.
Morning Meetings: 1st Friday of each month; Toddler Meetings: 4th Monday of each month
Meeting Time: 10:00 a.m.
Meeting Place: WCB Room 2/3

Kindermusik of Ithaca

Kindermusik is a creative music and movement experience for children birth to 7 years.  Focus is on process and the experience, not performance. Singing, movement and lots of hands-on experience playing simple percussion instruments.

Tompkins County Public Library

Babies, Books and Bounce Time
Eileen Wilauer  272-4557

Babies, Books and Bounce Time is for children from 0 to 15 months.
The program will include songs, stories, lap-jogs, games and other age appropriate activities.

No pre-registration is necessary.  Meet in the Thaler-Howell Youth Services Department.


Day Care & Child Development Council of Tompkins County, Inc.
609 West Clinton Street  Ithaca, New York 14850
phone:(607) 273-0259 • fax:(607)272-4711
Hours: 9:00-4:30 weekdays

Offers referral services for child care. Free, confidential help to parents and providers who have questions about children's behavior and development.

Ithaca Youth Bureau Tot Spot
1 James L. Gibbs Drive
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-273-8364
Fax: 607-273-2817

Tot Spot is a "stay and play" place for children (and their grown-ups) with a wide assortment of climbing and riding toys and much more! Children and adults can gather and play in the Ithaca Youth Bureau's colorful and spacious gym during the grayest winter months.

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. and SUNDAYS from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. TOT SPOT will re-open in mid-October and run through April.

For children ages 5 months - 5 years, and Grown-Ups of any age!

Cost: Children ages 5 months to 1 year: $2; Children ages 1 year to 5 years: $3; Adults always FREE! Frequent Visit Discount Passes Available for Recreation Partnership Residents