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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 […]

Child Care Council CEO Named to Notable Women in Human Services Hall of Fame

March 10th, 2020

Child Care Council Inc. CEO Barbara-Ann Mattle was named recently to the Notable Women in Human Services Hall of Fame. The Human Services Council of New York also recognized Barbara-Ann Mattle with the 2020 Strong Nonprofits Leader Award for her work in the human services sector. The honors were part of the Human Services Council […]

Child Care Council CEO Receives RBJ’s 2019 Icon Honors Award

October 22nd, 2019

Child Care Council Inc. CEO Barbara-Ann Mattle was selected by the Rochester Business Journal as a 2019 Icon Honors award recipient. Established in 2017, Icon Honors recognizes Rochester business leaders, over the age of 60, for their notable success and demonstration of strong leadership within and outside their fields. The honorees have moved their businesses […]

Council receives NYS grant

August 5th, 2019

The New York State Council on Children and Families (CCF) announced that its New York State Birth Through Five Project (NYSB5) will award grants of to Child Care Council and other Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies to identify challenges and collaboratively assess their region’s child care needs. Here’s a WROC TV story about the […]

Child Care Council featured on Rochester in Focus show

April 17th, 2018

Child Care Council was recently featured on News10NBC’s Rochester in Focus show. You can see the show here.

Council CEO Recognized with Statewide Friend of Family Child Care Award

April 5th, 2018

Child Care Council Inc. CEO Barbara-Ann Mattle has been recognized with a statewide award from the Family Child Care Association of New York State (FCCANYS). At the recent FCCANYS annual conference, Mattle was honored with the 2018 Friend of Family Child Care Award. She received the award in recognition of her 34 years of supporting […]

Child Care Council Named a Winner of the Rochester 2018 Top Workplaces Award

April 5th, 2018

Child Care Council has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.

Child Care Council Wins National Award

July 31st, 2017

NAFCC honors Council with Accreditation Facilitation Project of the Year award Child Care Council Inc.’s work to support child care providers has been recognized with a national award. The National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) recently presented its Accreditation Facilitation Project of the Year award to the Council for its success in helping nine […]

Child Care Council Launches a Free Book Program

June 28th, 2017

Child Care Council Inc. is introducing a new program to give away free books to children of all ages. Through Books 4 Fun, a collaborative program with the Rochester Public Library, the Council will provide free, gently used books to children in four ways: – Council staff will distribute the books to legally exempt, family […]

Council Receives Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Community Health Award

April 20th, 2017

Child Care Council has been selected to receive a Community Health Award from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. The award will help fund the Council’s Asthma Friendly Child Care Endorsement initiative, which trains child care programs in Monroe, Wayne and Livingston counties on ways to safely provide care to children with asthma. Child Care Council is one […]

Joan Frazier Receives Small Business Leader Award

November 28th, 2016

Joan Frazier was honored recently with the Small Business Leader Award from Child Care Council Inc. Frazier was recognized for her dedication to high-quality child care and for her generous support of Child Care Council. Her support includes funding the creation of My First Library at the Council in 2001; getting the Wallpaper Guild to […]

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