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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 […]

Child Care Council Honors Outstanding Child Care Providers

October 25th, 2019

NYS Assemblywoman Jamie Romeo Recognized as Distinguished Civic Leader of the Year and St. Ann’s Community Honored as Innovative Employer of the Year Child Care Council Inc., a nonprofit that connects families with quality child care, recently honored child care providers with its annual Start Bright Impact Awards. The Impact Awards are presented to providers […]

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 […]

OCFS Providing Graco Cribs for Family-Based Providers

June 20th, 2019

The Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) is promoting Safe Sleep in New York State. OCFS, through federal funds, has the opportunity to provide family-based child care providers a Graco Pack ‘n Play crib. Learn more.

Joint Statement From State of New York on New Legislation Regarding Non-medical Vaccination Exemptions for Children in Child Care

June 18th, 2019

Statement on Legislation Removing Non-Medical Exemption from School Vaccination Requirements On June 13, 2019, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation removing non-medical exemptions from school vaccination requirements for children. The United States is currently experiencing the worst outbreak of measles in more than 25 years, with outbreaks in pockets of New York primarily driving the […]

2020 Census is coming

June 4th, 2019

Why You Should Complete the 2020 Census The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that 5 percent of kids under the age of 5 were not counted in the last Census survey – amounting to about 1 million young children. It is important to participate in the next Census survey, to make sure children are accurately counted. […]

Start Bright Gala

May 20th, 2019

Please join Child Care Council at the annual Start Bright Gala, which celebrates the importance of early education and high-quality child care in ensuring children get a bright start to their future.

State Rate Changes

May 1st, 2019

As required by 18 NYCRR Subpart 358-2., we are alerting you of a reimbursement rate change. The child care market rates will be updated automatically in the Child Care Time and Attendance (CCTA) system with an effective date of May 1, 2019. When calculating payments on or after May 1, 2019, CCTA will automatically compare […]

Nominations Now Being Accepted for Start Bright Impact Awards

April 18th, 2019

To recognize the critical role of high-quality child care, Child Care Council, Inc. will present its annual Start Bright Impact Awards to honor outstanding family/group family providers, legally exempt providers, child-care center and school-age program staff. Nominations can come from a parent, a child, or from another child care provider or staff member. The awards […]

May/June 2019 Caring Matters

April 8th, 2019

May/June News

Child Care Center used toys and furnishings sale

February 20th, 2019

Saturday, February 23rd, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday, February 24th, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 595 Blossom Road, Rochester, NY 14610 (Use the side door (and ramp) that faces Blossom). Childcare center used toys and furnishings. Cash only! Please be prepared to take items at time of sale. No children, please. Ed Maier’s […]

March/April 2019 Caring Matters

February 20th, 2019

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