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Grant Funding to Address “Child Care Deserts” in the Finger Lakes Region

February 2nd, 2022

Funding will support new child care programs or expanding child care businessesthat help alleviate care shortages New and existing child care businesses in the Finger Lakes region will have an opportunity to access grant funding to help address “child care deserts” – areas in the region with child care shortages. Child Care Council Inc. is […]

Attention Employers: Introducing Vroom

September 3rd, 2021

Vroom is an exciting national program that supports healthy child brain development. It shows parents how they can turn activities like bath time and mealtime into opportunities that build their children’s brains. Child Care Council is offering several ways for you to help, such as participating in virtual lunch-and-learn events, including program information in your […]

Child Care Council Providing Technical Assistance to Providers Seeking State Child Care Stabilization Grants

August 9th, 2021

Child care providers interested in applying for a stabilization grant from the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) can receive technical support and assistance from Child Care Council. OCFS is currently accepting applications for the child care stabilization grants made available through the federal American Rescue Plan Act and the Coronavirus […]

New Training Category

February 25th, 2021

The Office of Children & Family Service has added a 10th Training Category about Adverse Childhood Experiences for Child Care Providers! Learn more and register for our currently available courses at:

COVID Vaccine

January 15th, 2021

Registered and Licensed child care providers are now eligible to receive the COVID vaccine in phase 1B. You must go to this website to complete the eligibility form and make an appointment. There is detailed information on the site.

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

January 8th, 2021

Register for this event today!

NYS Child Care Advocacy Tuesdays 2021

December 15th, 2020

      Next year, early childhood advocacy will be more necessary than ever to protect New York’s young children and families from budget cuts to programs they depend on – especially those crucial to Black and Brown communities disproportionately harmed by the ongoing pandemic.   While the State Capitol may not be open to […]

Cares 3 Funding Available for Families

October 30th, 2020

Access to affordable and safe child care is a barrier for working parents during the best of times, and even more so during a crisis. The CARES Child Care Scholarship will ensure that the children are protected and cared for as they continue to serve the public. Parent Application: English – Spanish – […]

CARES 3 Reopening/Restructuring for Remote Learning and Temporary Operating Grant

October 1st, 2020

Application Twenty million dollars is allocated to provide grants for closed child care programs to reopen or restructure under new guidelines for social distancing. This may cover partitions, technology to support remote learning, broadband access, and cleaning and classroom supplies. An additional $28.6 million will provide grants for child day care providers to pay for […]

Welcome Back!

August 11th, 2020

Dear providers, I hope this email finds you well. I would also like to thank you for your commitment and perseverance in the last few months. Child Care Council is happy to announce we are starting to open to the community again. In September we are starting our classes, also we will start to see […]

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