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Our Mission  

Child and Family Resources is dedicated to providing affordable, accessible programs that enhance and support the education of parents, caregivers, and child care providers, as well as encourage the highest quality of care and positive learning experiences for young children.


Child Care Referral Hotline:

Toll Free: 1-(800) 881-5786


Hours: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Monday - Friday



     GVA Site     CDGA Site

Penn Yan Center

263 Lake Street | Penn Yan, NY 14527

P: 315-536-1134

F: 315-536-9918



Geneva Center

671 S. Exchange Street, | Geneva, NY 14456

P: 315-781-1491

F: 315-789 -2524

 Parking is available on Elizabeth Blackwell St.


Canandaigua Center

514 S. Main Street, | Canandaigua, NY 14424

P: 585-919-2476

F: 585-394-2078

By Appointment Only








Seneca Falls Center

115 Falls Street | Seneca Falls, NY 13148

P: 315-568-0945

F: 315-568-0978







The Children's Center

Yates County Court House

415 Liberty Street  |  Penn Yan, NY 14527

P: 315-531-3438



In 1975, a group of local parents established a Preschool in Rushville. In a rural area with many isolated and low income families, few community resources, and no public transportation, the desire for additional services was soon expressed by participating families.


The organization, founded by those parents, has since evolved from a parent-cooperative preschool in Rushville to a unique family-centered service organization with locations in Rushville, Penn Yan, Geneva, and Seneca Falls. Known for 20 years as the Child Development Center, we changed our name in 2000 to Child and Family Resources, Inc. The center's programs continue to offer support of the educational, emotional, and social needs of families and children of all ages.



Child and Family Resources, Inc. is  Best Practice Certified

Throughout New York State, Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (CCR&Rs) are an invaluable link between families, child care providers, and communities. CCR&Rs educate families about high-quality care and help them find it; recruit and train new providers; offer providers technical assistance; and encourage government, business leaders, and the public to support the expansion of high-quality services. In 2006, Child & Family Resources began the process of certification including an agency self assessment, policy and practice evaluation and an on-site review.  Successful completion of the certification signifies that the CCR&R is a high quality, professionally run organization that uses sound business practices.


Child and Family Resources has been recognized by New York State Child Care Coordinating Council for the successful completion of the Best Practices Certification Process. For assistance with questions or concerns regarding the quality of child care resource and referral service delivery please contact our Executive Director.  


Child and Family Resources, Inc. Achieves National Quality Assurance

National Recognition Establishes Child and Family Resources, Inc. as One of the Leading
Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies in the Country

Child Care Aware of America announced today that the organization has attained Quality Assurance, establishing it as one of the nation’s leading Child Care Resource and Referral agencies (CCR&Rs). The national recognition was awarded by Child Care Aware® of America.

“We are extremely proud to have achieved Child Care Aware® of America Quality Assurance, which identifies our agency as meeting the highest national standards for CCR&R quality,” said Julie Champion, Executive Director, of Child and Family Resources, Inc. “Since 1975, we have been helping families in New York State across Ontario, Seneca and Yates Counties recognize, find and access assistance paying for quality child care, and have been working with our community to identify child care needs and create solutions. This national seal of approval proves that we are succeeding.”

Child Care Aware® of America Quality Assurance is a voluntary, national certification program for the field of Child Care Resource and Referral, including State Networks and local CCR&Rs. It is a rigorous and comprehensive validation process that enables CCR&Rs to meet Best Practices Criteria for delivering outstanding services to parents, providers, businesses and communities.

“Child and Family Resources, Inc. meets national standards for core competencies and services and has proven itself to be one of the best resources for parents seeking information about child care,” said Lynette M. Fraga, Ph.D., Executive Director of Child Care Aware® of America. “Child and Family Resources, Inc.’s achievement of Child Care Aware® of America Quality Assurance solidifies its place as one of the top CCR&Rs in the nation.”


Major funding for Child & Family Resources is provided by:

  • Community Donations
  • Community & Private Foundations
  • Healthy Families - in partnership with Ontario County
  • NYS Office of Children & Family Services
  • Ontario County DSS
  • Ontario County Youth Bureau
  • United Way of Northern Yates County
  • United Way of Ontario County
  • United Way of Seneca County 
  • Yates County DSS
  • Yates County Youth Bureau



 Employment Opportunities

  There are no open positions at this time.   

Volunteering Opportunities

If you are interested in volunteering at one of our sites, please contact the site you are interested in or send an email to

If you are interested in becoming a Board Member, please contact Julie Champion, Executive Director, (315)-536-1134, ext. 2304 or send an email to


 Donation Opportunities


If you, or your organization, would like to support the work we do for children and families with a financial donation - please consider making a donation online.


For more information about giving options, including planned and endowment giving, please contact Julie Champion, Executive Director (315) 536-1134, ext. 2304.




For 990 information call 315-536-1134 ext. 2304