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!

Our mission is to provide educational and social opportunities for refugee and immigrant children and families in our community.

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 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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