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Welcome to the Child Care Council

Welcome to the Child Care Council

Child Care Council is a Child Care Aware® Quality Assured agency that provides information, training, and resources to child care providers and parents in Livingston, Monroe, and Wayne counties in the State of New York.

Community Focus – We know how important it is to not only ensure our children are cared for, but that their care givers are supported and strengthened as well.

Quality Resources – We provide training courses, community programs and important licensing information for parents and providers so that they can offer the best care possible.

Comprehensive Services – Our knowledgeable and diverse staff will guide you through every step of finding and providing quality child care.

Learn More!

Better Business Bureau MemberChild Care AwareNational Association of Child Care Resource & Referral AgenciesEarly Care & Learning Council

Latest News
  • Start Bright GalaDecember 31st 2014

    You are invited to attend Child Care Council’s Start Bright Gala.

    Please join us to celebrate the critical importance of early education and high-quality child care in ensuring children get a bright start to the future.

  • Enterovirus D68 Causing Serious Illness in ChildrenDecember 15th 2014

    You may have noticed on national news outlets that there has been an outbreak of Enterovirus D68 or EV-D68 which has caused a significant number of children to become ill; some requiring treatment in the hospital and for some in intensive care units. As of this date, the virus has been reported in 21 states, including New York.

  • Governor Cuomo Appoints Child Care Council CEO Barbara-Ann MattleSeptember 10th 2012

    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 7, 2012 – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has appointed Child Care Council CEO Barbara-Ann Mattle to his Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC).

  • New York State Awards Four Contracts to Child Care CouncilSeptember 21st 2012

    Child Care Council Inc. has been awarded four contracts from New York state to provide services that enhance child care and early childhood education programs.

    Under the five-year contracts, which are funded by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, Child Care Council will continue to serve as the Rochester Region Infant/Toddler Resource Center and to provide child care resource and referral services in Monroe, Livingston and Wayne counties.

  • “Breaking the Cycle of Adverse Childhood Experiences” ConferenceOctober 9th 2012

    Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) impact not just childhood, but the physical and emotional lifetime health trajectory of its survivors. We often see the impact and are frustrated in our efforts to help. Can anything we do now alter the life course health trajectory of the children and adults who have experienced childhood trauma and bear [...]

  • Are you ready for the new crib guidelines?October 30th 2012

    Beginning December 28, 2012, any crib provided by child care facilities and family child care homes must meet new and improved federal safety standards. The new standards took effect for manufacturers, retailers, importers and distributors on June 28, 2011, addressing deadly hazards previously seen with traditional drop-side rails. Standards now require more durable hardware and parts [...]

  • Child Care Council is hosting a series of workshops called Family Talk in January!December 13th 2012

    Family Talk provides the opportunity to discuss: • What children need to know at what age • How parents can effectively share information so children understand it • How to answer children’s questions • Help parents, grandparents and other caregivers connect with children about sex and sexuality, healthy relationships, substance use and HIV Who it [...]

  • Cameras & Kids 2013 is here!March 1st 2013

    Cameras & Kids 2013 is running December 10th 2012 to April 30th 2013.   The Award Ceremony will be held at Springdale Farms on May 18th, with more details to come.  Participation packets can be picked up in any of our offices, mailed at your request, or downloaded and printed from the following documents: 1)   Provider Letter [...]

  • Excellus BCBS Helps Lung Association Create More “Asthma-Friendly” Child Care CentersFebruary 4th 2013

    Child Care Council Inc. has partnered with the American Lung Association of New York to develop a pilot project directed at creating the safest environment for children with asthma to receive care.

  • You’re Invited to a Special Mini-Conference:“Planning for Play and Learning in the Outdoors”February 15th 2013

    This session includes an opportunity to design your own outdoor creative play environment!

  • April 2013 Caring MattersMarch 28th 2013

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  • Celebrate Earth Day by visiting our recycle shop!April 9th 2013

    Genesee Valley Parent magazine published a great article about our recycle shop! The month of April features the 43rd annual Earth Day celebration on April 22. To read the article, click here.

  • Child Abuse Prevention MonthApril 9th 2013

    Did you know that April is Child Abuse Prevention month? Visit this website for more information and tip sheets for parents and caregivers. Preventing Child Maltreatment and Promoting Well-Being


    The Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) will hold three public hearings on New York State’s proposed two-year plan to receive assistance under the Social Security Act and the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990, also known as the Child Care and Development Fund. The state’s proposed plan will cover the period of 10/1/13-9/30/15.

  • May 2013 Caring MattersApril 22nd 2013

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  • Friday, May 10, 2013, is Provider Appreciation Day!May 7th 2013

    It is a special day to recognize child care providers, teachers and other educators of young children everywhere. Started in 1996 by a group of volunteers in New Jersey, Provider Appreciation Day is appropriately celebrated each year on the Friday before Mother’s Day. For some great ideas, visit http://www.providerappreciationday.org/

  • The National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) Announces 2013 Annual Conference in Scottsdale, ArizonaMay 16th 2013

    NAFCC is holding their annual conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, July 18-20, 2013. This annual conference is the only national conference in the United States dedicated exclusively to those who provide family child care and those who support family child care through training and technical assistance. For more information and to register, visit www.nafcc.org.

  • June 2013 Caring MattersMay 28th 2013

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  • New CCC Job Posting for NutritionistJune 20th 2013

    Child Care Council is requesting applications for the job title: Nutritionist, Eat Well Play Hard in Child Care Setting. The position is available as of August 1, 2013. QUALIFICATIONS The perfect candidate would have : experience providing nutrition education to children (birth to 12 years) and adults; ability to role model and motivate others to [...]

  • NYS Family/Group Regulation Changes are Coming!June 27th 2013

    Public Comment period begins on June 26th, 2013. Join us for a FREE regulations class where we will discuss these changes and give you the opportunity to share your opinions with Albany. Register today by calling Yolanda at 585-654-4798. Rochester-July 2 or 25 Lakeville- July 30 Newark- July 29 6:30-9:00pm

  • Recycle Shop July SaleJune 27th 2013

    The Recycle Shop at Child Care Council, Inc. is holding a month-long sale in July. Everything must go to make room for our newly renovated store opening this fall. Click here for the flyer. Special July Sale Hours:  M, T, Th., F: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Wed. (starting July 10): 9 a.m. [...]

  • August 2013 Caring MattersAugust 5th 2013

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  • Nominations for the “Start Bright Impact Award”September 28th 2014

    To recognize the critical role of high-quality child care, Child Care Council, Inc. will present its inaugural Start Bright Impact Awards in honor of some outstanding child care success stories. These awards are intended to pay tribute to special child care achievements – providers who have helped a child achieve success, individuals who attribute a [...]

  • Child Care Providers Avoid Hidden Toxic DangersNovember 12th 2013

    Clean and Healthy New York, Inc. and Child Care Council, Inc. announced today the next phase of their U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-funded program to help child care providers in the Great Lakes Basin identify, remove, and find safer solutions for toxic chemicals in common household and child care products. The groups announced a schedule of [...]

  • October 2013 Caring MattersSeptember 18th 2013

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  • Keep your kids safe. Get their seasonal flu vaccines every year!December 2nd 2013

    Schools and child-care settings are required to post influenza educational material, in plain view, within their facilities. Information should be posted starting now. Influenza season begins in early fall and can last through May.

  • Our agency has proudly achieved National Quality Assurance!December 4th 2013

    Fifteen New York CCR&Rs have joined 11 other CCR&Rs as Child Care Aware® of America Quality Assured, a national certification earned by CCR&Rs that demonstrate their administrative functions for core competencies and their services to parents and providers meet national best practices.

  • Recycle Shop will have a new look!January 1st 2014

    The Recycle Shop (Rochester location only) will be closed until the end of the year for rearrangement. Shopping will be by appointment only until the end of the year, call 585-654-1190. See you in the New Year!

  • A Kaleidoscope of Possibilities ConferenceMarch 5th 2014

    A Reggio Emilia Inspired Conference for educators working with children birth through age 8 on March 21, 2014. A follow up “Continuing the Conversation” session will be held on Saturday, April 5th.

  • OCFS announces a public comment period for proposed regulationsMarch 17th 2014

    On January 29, 2014 a 45 day public comment period will begin for the day care center, school age child care
    and small day care center proposed regulations. The public comment period will end at 5PM on March 17, 2014.

  • Child Care Council Applauds NYS AssemblyApril 20th 2014

    Child Care Council Applauds NYS Assembly for Passing Child Care Legislation; Urges Senate Approval

  • Child Care Council Offers Nationally Recognized Babysitting Course for Young TeensOctober 2nd 2014

    Young teens and adolescents ages 11 and older interested in providing babysitting services can take advantage of a
    nationally recognized program at Child Care Council.

  • Environmental Health Researcher to Speak in Rochester About Environmental Chemicals and EpigeneticsApril 22nd 2014

    Dr. Dana Dolinoy will give a short presentation titled, “A Tale of Two
    Mice or Why DNA Is Not (Necessarily) Your Destiny.”

  • FREE Training Opportunity: Healthy Beverages in Child CareDecember 1st 2014

    If you are a Family Day Care or Group Family Day Care Provider, take advantage of this free training and earn credit! The Office of Children and Family Services developed regulations for serving healthy beverages in child care. This training is available to help you and other providers learn how to follow them in your child care program.

  • CCC Office ClosingsDecember 31st 2014

    All Child Care Council offices will be closed on Friday, September 26th and Wednesday, October 1, 2014 for staff training. If you need assistance on either day, please call our main office number 585-654-4720 and leave a message and you will receive a return call within one business day. Please note that leaving a message [...]