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. 

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Families with young children play together

The Family Resource Centers of Tioga are free community centers for families with young children. You will find: * Drop-in play space * Parent-child activities * Parenting workshops * Links to community resources * Lending library

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Eating right--the pathway to a healthy weight and plenty of energy

Eating right is important to staying at a healthy weight and keeping an energy balance-the balance between the calories in what you eat and drink, and calories you burn when moving.

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

Last updated January 31, 2019