When Heather Dries was first looking for childcare, she experienced much anxiety over where to take her kids, Macie-Sue and Marshall. Finding a spot in a safe, affordable center in the county proved difficult.
“When I had [my daughter], I was completely stressed about getting daycare for my son,” she said. “I didn’t know who I could trust.”
Dries, a student at Tompkins Cortland Community College, considered herself lucky when a spot opened up at the childcare center on campus, Arthur Kuckes Childcare Center.
“They were full when we started looking, and then, all of the sudden, they had a spot open and I was able to get them in here,” she said. “It was fantastic, … and they truly love my children.”