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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 […]

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 […]

Federal CARES Act Funding Available for Child Care Providers

June 26th, 2020

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that $65 million in federal CARES Act funding is available for child care providers statewide through the New York Forward Child Care Expansion Incentive program. The funding available includes:• $20 million to assist childcare program with reopening and expansion of capacity by providing materials to support a more socially distant […]

Guidance Documents for Child Care

June 10th, 2020

The Child Care Council, Inc. would like to share these important guidance documents created and circulated by the Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control.  If we all do our part and follow these guidelines and safety requirements we will help mitigate the spread of COVID19 and other illnesses and communicable diseases. “INTERIM […]

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 […]

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