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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 […]

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 […]

Hand Sanitizer Available From Black Button Distilling

March 20th, 2020

Black Button Distilling is producing – and offering at cost – hand sanitizer for day cares, homeless shelters, and health care facilities. Requests can be made at [email protected]

COVID-19: Vroom Tips for Adding Early Learning to New Daily Routine

March 20th, 2020

Early learning happens at home. Due to the impact of COVID-19 many families now spending more time at home together. We’re offering tips to add early learning into the new daily routine – and to remind parents and caregivers that YOU already have what it takes to create a bright future for your child! Join […]

COVID-19 Guidance to Child Care Providers

March 19th, 2020

Attention providers: The NYS Office of Children and Family Services has sent a letter with COVID-19 guidance. View the letter.

Important: All Council Classes Canceled and Offices Closed to Visitors

March 15th, 2020

Please be advised that, due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus, all Child Care Council classes have been canceled, effective immediately (March 15, 2020). In addition, effective March 17th, all our offices will be closed to visitors and walk in customers for the immediate future. If you need assistance, staff members can be reached […]

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 […]

Dine Out, Support the Council

February 5th, 2020

Mark your calendars. You can help support Child Care Council’s work simply by going out to eat. Panera in Brighton and Blaze Pizza in Henrietta will donate 20 percent of their proceeds during two upcoming evenings: PaneraFri, May 15, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Blaze PizzaFriday, July 31, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Please bring […]

Safe Sitter Classes Scheduled

December 17th, 2019

Child Care Council, Inc. offers the Safe Sitter® training program for young teens ages 11 and up. Learn how to stay safe when caring for young children. Upcoming Classes (9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.): ▪ Feb. 8 – Wayne County ▪ Feb. 22, April 4 – Monroe County ▪ April 25 – Livingston County (Class […]

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