Early Childhood / Pre-K

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IHS Welcome Center
1401 N Cayuga Street
Ithaca, NY 14850

Phone: (607) 277-3060
Fax: (607) 645-4476

Deborah Jordan
Educator of Inclusion/CPSE Chair
(607) 277-3060 / (607) 274-2208

Deb Mahool
Administrative Assistant
(607) 274-2208

Lindsay Groat 
Administrative Assistant (CPSE)
(607) 277-3060  

Stephanie Baker
School Psychologist

Information and Resources

The Ithaca City School District (ICSD) Early Childhood/Pre-Kindergarten program provides comprehensive educational programs designed to meet the needs of our diverse community of learners. The program works in partnership with families to create a warm, caring, and child-centered environment. Our play-based curriculum fosters creativity and imagination while laying a foundation for developing skills, nurturing talents, building confidence, and creating a sense of belonging for each child. 

The ICSD has been providing early childhood education programs for 4-year-olds at local elementary schools since 1975. Programs are supported by a variety of funding sources, including: NYS Preschool Special Education, Head Start, NYS Universal Prekindergarten, and the Ithaca City School District.