Learning through play
Planting seeds
Making Slime


The Family Development Program of Cornell Cooperative Extension educates parents and other adults caring for children, links families to community resources, and builds community among families. We accomplish these tasks through the Family Resource Centers, parenting education workshops, and professional development for parenting educators.

We partner with parents and other caregivers to insure that children are raised in nurturing and resilient families within safe and supportive communities. Program components are designed to help families and communities develop protective factors known to help prevent child abuse and neglect: parental resilience, social connections, concrete support in times of need, knowledge of child development, and social and emotional competence of children. 


Jackie Spencer
Association Community Educator - Parenting Education
607-687-4020 ext 305

Last updated March 28, 2019