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Child Care Council is a New York State Standards of Excellence certified agency. We provide information, training, and resources to parents, child care providers, and businesses in Monroe, Livingston and Wayne counties.

We are dedicated to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Child Care Council is dedicated to being an agency that values the importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Please visit our Equity Statement to read about our views and commitment to DEI work.

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Child Care Council Board of Directors


Kiara Warren – President

Executive Assistant to the Commissioner, City of Rochester DRHS

Twylla Dillion – Vice President

President & CEO, HealthConnect ONE

Mike Dermady- Treasurer

Credit Officer, First American Equipment Finance

Rosa Marie Curtis – Secretary

President/Owner, Marvelous Minds Academy


Ronieka Burns

Fund Specialist, 1199SEIU

Andrew J. Creary

Municipal Attorney, City of Rochester

Janielle Crocker

Associate Director, Connected Communities

Naquetta Davis

Child Care Benefits Coordinator, 1199SEIU Child Care Funds

Lindsay Jewett

Director of Communications & Stewardship, Best Buddies International

The Council is the premier resource for:

Parents, who face the difficult challenge of leaving their children in child care. We provide free referrals to help parents make the best child care choice for their family, with invaluable information about quality, regulations, and the cost of care.

Providers and early childhood educators, who receive our unmatched training and education programs. Our training courses, community programs and important licensing information help child care providers and early educators offer the highest-quality care.

Businesses, who can offer free child care referrals to their employees, as a workforce benefit. The average American working parent misses between 5-9 days of work each year due to issues with child care − costing U.S. businesses $3 biIIion annually.

Recent News

GCSD’s KidsCare Becomes First School-Based Child Care Program in the State to Implement Social-Emotional Development Model

February 12 2024

For the first time, Child Care Council Inc. is collaborating with a school-based child care program in New York to implement the Pyramid Model of social-emotional development. The Pyramid Model is an evidence-based framework proven effective in building social and emotional competence in early care and education programs by promoting positive behavior and well-being in […]

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