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Community Resources for Families

The resources listed below are for your convenience.


Child Care Coordinating Council of the North Country

Family Resource Centers in Plattsburg (518.516.4999), Malone (518.481.7281), Tupper Lake (518.359.8167)

-Offers parent-child groups, parent support groups, education classes, developmental screenings, more


Susannah Burgess

Infant and Toddler Mental Health Program

Child Care Coordinating Council of the North Country

Ages 0-36 months



Early Intervention

Early Intervention referrals are made through your local health department - please contact

your local health department at these numbers:


Clinton County Health Department - (518) 565-4848

Essex County Health Department - (518) 873-3522

Franklin County Health Department - (518) 481-1709


North Country Kids Inc

Early Intervention and Preschool Agency serving Clinton and Essex Counties

Requires travel of parent and child to Plattsburgh to be evaluated at this time.


Saranac Lake Central School District Resources

Committee on Preschool Education - CPSE - Age 3-5


Suzanne Nicholas, Director, Saranac Lake Central School District


Lisa Gallows 518.897.1410

Committee on Special Education - Age 5+


Dave Francis, Petrova Elementary School Psychologist



Private Mental Health Practices

Jeanne Brown, LMHC, RPT-S, CATP

Adirondack Family Counseling

Elizabethtown, NY

(518) 873-4175


Danielle Carr, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Adirondack Community Counseling, Inc.



Vanessa Funfsinn, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Wild Butterflies Therapy



Dr. Maria Rheaume, PSYD

Stepping Stones Psychological Services, PLLC

Elizabethtown, NY

(518) 412-2066


Erin L. Velsini, LCSW-R

Essex County Mental Health

Elizabethtown, NY

(518) 873-3670


General Information

NY Association for Infant Mental Health (NYS-AIMH)



Area Groups and Places of Interest for Young Families


ADK ArtRise

62 Main St

Saranac Lake, NY  12983

(518) 354-8089

  • art classes


Dewey Mountain Recreation Center

NY-3 across from TriLakes Humane Society

Saranac Lake, NY  12983

  • Lil Shufflers Youth Ski League and Summer Youth Programs


Lake Placid Center for the Arts

17 Algonquin Ave.

Lake Placid, NY  12946

(518) 523-2512

  • children’s theater productions, art classes, dance and tumbling classes


MOPS-Mother’s of Preschoolers Group, Lake Placid

  • A group meets in Lake Placid once a week;-search for them on Facebook.


Mount Pisgah Recreation Center

92 Mount Pisgah Ln

Saranac Lake, NY  12983


Saranac Lake Free Library

109 Main Street

Saranac Lake, NY  12983

  • Children’s story hour, children’s library room, summer reading program


The Wild Center

45 Museum Dr.

Tupper Lake, NY  12986

  • Children’s activities, trails, canoe trips, bird walk, otters, and more

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