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Partnering for Business Navigator Toolkit

June 18th, 2024

Child Care Council Inc. is partnering with the Early Care & Learning Council and Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council as part of a statewide project to build and launch a Child Care Business Navigator Toolkit. The Business Navigator Toolkit is designed to help employers understand their employees’ child care needs and connect them with […]

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 […]

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 […]

Council Hires Somali and Swahili Support Specialist

August 31st, 2016

Child Care Council Inc. has hired Abdirahman Osman Hussein as a Somali and Swahili support specialist. In this role, Hussein will provide language-translation and support services to better link the Council and its programs with the Somali- and Swahili-speaking communities. He previously served as a community worker for GTZ Uganda in Uganda, East Africa, where […]

What is the Pyramid Model?

June 28th, 2016

New York is participating in an early childhood professional development opportunity designed to support the social and emotional development of children birth through five. The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) has developed a conceptual framework of evidence-based practices for promoting young children’s social and emotional competence and for preventing […]

Latino Services Team Receives Innovation for Quality Award

June 22nd, 2016

Child Care Council Inc.’s Latino services team has received an innovation award for its successful outreach to Spanish-speaking child care providers. Coordinator Hector Santiago and the Latino services team were awarded the Cathryn A. Riley Innovation for Quality award in recognition of the team’s development of comprehensive services and an effective outreach campaign for Spanish-speaking […]

Democratic Committee’s Donation to Support First Aid, CPR Provider Training

May 3rd, 2016

Child Care Council Inc., a nonprofit agency working to improve child care quality, announced today that a recent donation from the Monroe County Democratic Committee will support first aid and CPR provider training. Last month, the Monroe County Democratic Committee announced it will donate $5,250 to the Council. The Council’s board of directors and management […]

Council Expands Services for Children with Developmental Disabilities

March 3rd, 2016

Child Care Council Inc. has been awarded $68,000 in annual grant funding for up to five years from the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities to provide a behavior support program in child care settings in Monroe and Wayne counties. These grant funds enable Child Care Council to serve children with developmental […]

Council Selected as One of 10 Sites for National Child Brain Development Initiative

February 18th, 2016

Vroom project is a Bezos Family Foundation initiative Child Care Council Inc. has been chosen as one of only 10 sites across the country to participate in a healthy child brain development project. Child Care Aware® of America selected the Council as part of a national network of communities and organizations activating Vroom, a Bezos […]

Repurpose & More Store Featured on WROC

January 15th, 2016

Child Care Council’s Repurpose & More Store is featured in a Go Green segment on WROC TV-8: See the story.

Fausto Prattico Receives ECLC Award

May 5th, 2015

Fausto Prattico, principal of Lavoro Group, received the 2015 Excellence in Leadership Award in the Business category from the Early Care & Learning Council (ECLC). Prattico was recognized for showing exemplary leadership in advancing high-quality early care and education. Child Care Council nominated Fausto Prattico for the award, citing his efforts to increase awareness of […]

Child Care Council Launches Early Literacy Program

December 17th, 2014

Family child care providers in the city of Rochester can help children in their care to be ready for school, through a new Child Care Council Inc. program. The Council’s Early Literacy Connections program is designed to achieve greater consistency in the quality of early literacy programming experienced by young children. This curriculum is designed […]

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