Our New Executive Director!

Hello DICC Staff, Families, and Ithaca Community!

My name is Meghan and I am thrilled to be named Executive Director of the Downtown Ithaca Children’s Center.  As a former elementary and early childhood teacher, I come with classroom experiences from Philadelphia, Trumansburg, and rural New Jersey. I have additional  engagements with the Ithaca community as a foster parent and former Tompkins County employee.

I bring my dedication and education to DICC, as well as humility.  I believe in listening to learn and creating partnerships to revitalize the Mission of DICC: “The Downtown Ithaca Children’s Center provides a creative and culturally diverse environment that fosters the emotional, social, and intellectual development of children. Our successes are achieved through family, staff, and community support and collaboration.”

I look forward to these collaborations and wish everyone a safe, healthy, and happy summer!

Meghan Guerra Lyons, Executive Director


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Monday, October 10 – CLOSED – Staff Professional Development

Thursday, November 24 & Friday, November 25 – CLOSED – Thanksgiving Break

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