Support a new year at Global Roots Play School

You can help create a pathway for immigrant and refugee families in Ithaca to go to school.


Global Roots Play School is a play-based, child-paced program, providing a community for families from diverse backgrounds located in Ithaca, New York. We are a supportive space for young children to learn, expand their trust beyond the family, and explore their world!

Ithaca Welcomes Refugees (IWR) opened Global Roots Play School in September 2017. We are conveniently located downtown near English as a Second Language (ESL) classes at BOCES and Tompkins Learning Partners, making it possible for parents to attend ESL class while their children are cared for close by.

Global Roots Play School welcomes parents and all family members to spend time in our classroom!

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