Helping People….Changing Lives

Did you know?

  • Are you looking for ways to serve your community? Why not volunteer for Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc.? There are several service areas who may need volunteer help. Perhaps you would like to share your skills and talents with a child care program? Call 716-661-9430 in Jamestown or 716-366-3333 in Dunkirk
  • The Chautauqua Child Care Council at Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc. is a summer food sponsor, helping to bring nutritious meals to youth in Chautauqua County during the summer. If you would like to learn more about having a summer food site or you would like to help, please call 716-661-9430 ext. 2227
  • Many school districts now have pre-kindergarten classes and after school programs. Check with your local school district to see if yours does.
  • The Education Coalition is a public–private partnership in Chautauqua County helping our youth to build skills to meet the needs of  employers. To learn more about this dynamic program, visit
  • We have one of the best library systems anywhere! The Chautauqua Cattaraugus Library System has 36 member libraries. Chances are one is near you! And libraries aren’t just about books! They have many services and programs. Go to to learn more and find a library near you!
  • Child Care Provider Appreciation Day is the Friday before Mother’s Day every year! Be sure to thank a provider on that day for all they do to keep families working!
  • If you have a court date coming up, there is child care available for your children to attend while you are in court. Conveniently located in the court house is a child care program where your child can play and learn! Call (716) 661-7142 for more information or click here!

Interested in starting a child care registered or licensed business?

Call us at (716) 661-9430 ext. 2289 or 2290