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

February 12th, 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 […]

Kiara Warren Elected Board Chair

January 30th, 2024

Warren becomes Council’s first African American board chair Kiara Warren has been elected to serve as chair of Child Care Council Inc.’s board of directors. Warren is the first African American and youngest board chair in the Council’s history, and her three-year term as chair started Jan. 1, 2024. A member of the board since […]


December 21st, 2023

Includes $50 Million in Capital Grants for Construction of Child Care Centers and $50 Million in Business Tax Credits for Workplace-based Child Care Expansion; Governor Continues Historic $7 Billion, Four-Year Investment in Child Care Enhancements Governor Kathy Hochul today announced two new initiatives totaling a combined $100 million in funding designed to increase child care […]

Council Earns DEI Leadership Seal

December 20th, 2023

Child Care Council has worked closely with 540 West Main during the last three years to become an agency that will always strive to learn, grow, and become a leader in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. CCC is proud of earning this seal from 540 West Main to recognize what we have accomplished so far. We […]

Child Care Council Receives Additional Grant Funding for Special Needs Service

October 17th, 2023

Child Care Council has been awarded additional grant funding for its prevention-based, consultative service that helps ensure children with disabilities have access to quality child care. The Mother Cabrini Health Foundation has awarded $285,000 in grant funding for Child Care Council’s special needs consultation service, which equips caregivers with strategies and supports to reduce suspension […]

New Service Aims to Reduce Child Care Suspensions, Expulsions of Children with Special Needs

February 13th, 2023

A new prevention-based, consultative service at Child Care Council Inc. will help ensure children with disabilities have access to quality child care. Child Care Council’s special needs consultation service will equip caregivers with strategies and supports to reduce suspension and expulsion for young children with disabilities in child care. Built on relationship-based practices, the service […]

Good News for Parents and Child Care

August 30th, 2022

Good news for child care! Governor Kathy Hochul today, with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, launched a statewide multi-media campaign to help ensure eligible families access child care assistance.

Child Care Professional Urgent Fund

June 29th, 2022

Attention Early Childhood Professionals: You may be eligible for assistance through the Child Care Professional Urgent Fund, a partnership of Child Care Council and ESL Charitable Foundation. For more information:

Child Care Subsidy Funding Available

April 4th, 2022

The Workforce Development Institute’s Child Care Subsidy Facilitated Enrollment Program is providing funding for income-eligible families who reside in Monroe County and work a minimum of 25 hours per week. Download the brochure with more information.

Refugees Can Get Assistance Starting Their Own Family Child Care Businesses, Through Federal Grant Program

February 28th, 2022

Child Care Council and Urban League of Rochester partnering on local effort Child Care Council Inc. and Urban League of Rochester, N.Y. Inc. are teaming up to help local refugees become more self-sufficient by launching and operating family child care businesses. Grant funding from the federal Refugee Family Child Care Microenterprise Development program is designed […]

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