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Employer Verification Letters Required for Essential Workers to Obtain Free Child Care Scholarships

June 5th, 2020

Essential workers who are eligible for free child care scholarships must get a letter verifying their employment, but that is not happening as quickly as needed. Child Care Council Inc., a nonprofit administering the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Child Care Scholarships in Monroe, Livingston and Wayne counties, called on area employers to […]

Society Can Learn Much from Child Care Environments When it Comes to Racial Harmony

June 3rd, 2020

Child care is a place of innocence, learning and development – as well as racial harmony. Children of all colors and backgrounds play together, learn together and make friendships. They don’t pay attention to skin color. Unfortunately, somehow that racial harmony and innocence too often gets lost among adults. The murder of George Floyd in […]

Society Can Learn Much from Child Care Environments When it Comes to Racial Harmony

June 3rd, 2020

Child care is a place of innocence, learning and development – as well as racial harmony. Children of all colors and backgrounds play together, learn together and make friendships. They don’t pay attention to skin color. Unfortunately, somehow that racial harmony and innocence too often gets lost among adults. The murder of George Floyd in […]

Child Care Council Names Jeffrey Pier Executive Director

May 22nd, 2020

Pier succeeds CEO Barbara-Ann Mattle, who is retiring ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 22, 2020 – Jeffrey Pier has been named Child Care Council Inc.’s new executive director. He starts his new role on June 26. Pier comes to Child Care Council after serving as executive director of The Healing Connection, an eating-disorder treatment program for adolescents […]

Council CEO Barbara-Ann Mattle Retiring After More Than Three Decades

May 19th, 2020

Child Care Council Inc. CEO Barbara-Ann Mattle announced today that she is retiring after 37 years in the role, effective June 30, 2020. The Council will soon announce her successor. During her tenure directing the Council’s operations, Barbara-Ann Mattle achieved great success in supporting child care development and in enhancing the quality of child care, […]

Child Care Council Launches New Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Service

May 8th, 2020

Child Care Council Inc. is launching a new prevention-based, consultative service to help ensure long-term improvement in infant and children’s mental health. The Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC) service is designed to equip caregivers with strategies and supports to strengthen children’s social, emotional, and behavioral health development – early and before intervention […]

CDA Gold Standard Awarded to Child Care Council Inc.

May 6th, 2020

Child Care Council Inc. is the newest recipient of the prestigious CDA Gold Standard following a quality review of their training and student services by the Council for Professional Recognition (the Council). The CDA Gold Standard is part of the Council’s early childhood education effort to help CDA students find the high-quality training and student […]

Live Webinar on April 8: “Child Care Providers and Federal Assistance”

April 4th, 2020

New York State Office of Children and Family Services, in conjunction with the Civil Service Employees Association, will be hosting a live webinar on “Child Care Providers and Federal Assistance: Small Business Administration Loans and Loan Forgiveness” on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 7 p.m. The webinar features Tom Copeland, a leading expert on the […]

CDA Renewal Amnesty Extended

March 31st, 2020

The Council for Professional Recognition understands that the past few weeks have been challenging in the ECE community. You are on the frontline for executing best practices for safe and healthy learning environments during this recent health challenge. We thank you for your commitment to the community and want to provide you with ample time […]

Unemployment Compensation: The CARES Act

March 30th, 2020

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) and the Committee for Economic Development (CED) of The Conference Board worked together to produce a summary of the unemployment compensation provisions included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act) specifically for child care providers. Unemployment Compensation Support for Child Care Providers Federal law provides […]

List of Products For Use Against Coronavirus

March 24th, 2020

The American Chemistry Council’s Center for Biocide Chemistries has put together “a list of products that have been pre-approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use against emerging enveloped viral pathogens and can be used during the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This product list is not exhaustive but can be used by […]

Free Online Books Available Through NYS Library and Monroe County Library System

March 21st, 2020

Free online books are available through the NYS Library and the Monroe County Library System.  Spectrum is offering free Wi-Fi so families with devices can connect. – For people without library cards, they can apply for a digital card here: https://libraryweb.org/using_the_library/e-card-registration/ – Once they have their number, patrons can check out and place holds on […]

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