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About Us


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.

Our Mission
Commitment to Diversity

All customers will have the same opportunities to access available services we offer. This includes the right to non-discrimination and non-harassment based on race, religion, national origin, handicap, age, sexual orientation or any other protected class. We strive to provide high quality, culturally sensitive services to our customers- parents, providers, businesses and community members.

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.  



Major funding for Child & Family Resources is provided by:

  • Community Foundations

  • NYS Department of Health

  • NYS Office of Children & Family Services

  • NYS Office of Court Administration

  • NYS Governor's Traffic Safety Commission

  • OCFS Trust Fundy Grant

  • Ontario County Department of Social Services

  • Ontario County Youth Bureau

  • Seneca County Department of Social Services

  • United Way of Northern Yates County

  • United Way of Seneca County 

  • Yates County Department of Social Services

  • Yates County Youth Bureau


 Employment Opportunities

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Child and Family Resources team, you can find potential position
descriptions here.

 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 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 email



For 990 information email

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