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GCSD’s KidsCare Becomes First School-Based Child Care Program in the State to Implement Social-Emotional Development Model

February 12 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 […]

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    Start Bright Gala

    May 20, 2019

    Please join Child Care Council at the 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.

    • The Council will recognize excellence in child care and early education with its Start Bright Impact Awards
    • The fun includes a silent auction, raffles, games and more
    • Black-tie optional

    October 16, 2019

    6:00 to 9:00 p.m. (Dinner at 7:00 p.m.)

    Locust Hill Country Club
    2000 Jefferson Road, Pittsford, NY 14534

    Register Online Today »

    Impact Awards:
    Nominate a child care provider for the Start Bright Impact Award »

    Nominations Now Being Accepted for Start Bright Impact Awards

    April 18, 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 will be given out at our Start Bright Gala on October 16, 2019. Nominate a child care provider using the form below or download a copy here.

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

    April 5, 2018

    2018 Top Workplaces AwardChild Care Council has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC (formerly WorkplaceDynamics), a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection.

    “Top Workplaces is more than just recognition,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “Our research shows organizations that earn the award attract better talent, experience lower turnover, and are better equipped to deliver bottom-line results. Their leaders prioritize and carefully craft a healthy workplace culture that supports employee engagement.”

    The Council is one of only 60 companies that made this year’s list.

    You Can Support the Work of Your Child Care Council through AmazonSmile

    October 26, 2017


    When you make purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible items to Child Care Council. Simply select Child Care Council, Inc. as your designated charity.

    Be sure to bookmark on your computer, tablet, or smartphone for future purchases. Your AmazonSmile purchases will help benefit the Council’s work to support child care in our community.

    Please note: AmazonSmile purchases are not available on the main Amazon site – you must visit Eligible products are marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages.

    LG 55-inch Smart TV Raffle

    July 26, 2017

    LG 55-inch Smart TV

    You Can Win This Big-Screen TV!

    What: Child Care Council is raffling off an LG 55-inch Smart TV.

    Cost: $5 per ticket (cash or check only).

    Tickets: Available at all three Council locations in Monroe, Livingston and Wayne counties.

    Drawing: The winning ticket to be drawn at the Council’s Start Bright Gala, Oct. 18, 2017 at Locust Hill Country Club (you do not need to attend the gala to win)

    Donated by: Cook Communications LLC

    Proceeds to benefit Child Care Council’s Start Bright Scholarship Program.

    OCFS announces a public comment period for proposed regulations

    March 17, 2014

    On January 29, 2014 a 45 day public comment period began for the day care center, school age child care
    and small day care center proposed regulations. The public comment period will end at 5PM on March 17, 2014.

    These are methods in which to comment:

    Via the Division of Child Care Services’ website at:


    Write a letter and
    send it to:

    New York State Office of Children and Family Services

    Division of Child Care Services – Child Care Public Comment

    52 Washington Street, Room 309 South

    Rensselaer, NY 12144

    Or fax to: (518) 474-9617



    Our agency has proudly achieved National Quality Assurance!

    December 4, 2013

    Fifteen New York CCR&Rs have joined 11 other CCR&Rs as Child Care Aware® of America Quality Assured, a national certification earned by CCR&Rs that demonstrate their administrative functions for core competencies and their services to parents and providers meet national best practices.

    “We are very excited about these results,” said Barbara-Ann Mattle, Chief Executive Officer of Child Care Council, Inc., in Rochester, N.Y., one of the Quality Assured CCR&Rs. “The process took a great deal of effort but we feel strongly that the work has been a great benefit to our organization, and we continue to work to reach 100 percent at all categories.”

    Please read our local press release, CCC – Quality Assured release

    To see the national press release, click

    Child Care Providers Avoid Hidden Toxic Dangers

    November 12, 2013

    Clean and Healthy New York, Inc. and Child Care Council, Inc. announced today the next phase of their U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-funded program to help child care providers in the Great Lakes Basin identify, remove, and find safer solutions for toxic chemicals in common household and child care products.

    The groups announced a schedule of training sessions open to all child care providers that follow the Children’s Environmental Health Network’s (CEHN) national Eco-Healthy Child Care®
    curriculum, but are customized to address New York State laws and regulations and focus on reducing specific chemicals that threaten the Great Lakes watershed.

    Click EPA-EcoHealthy Release Aug 2013 for the press release that includes dates and contact information.

    Celebrate Earth Day by visiting our recycle shop!

    April 9, 2013

    Genesee Valley Parent magazine published a great article about our recycle shop! The month of April features the 43rd annual Earth Day celebration on April 22. To read the article, click here.

    Cameras & Kids 2013 is here!

    March 1, 2013

    Cameras & Kids 2013 is running December 10th 2012 to April 30th 2013.  

    The Award Ceremony will be held at Springdale Farms on May 18th, with more details
    to come.  Participation packets can be picked up in any of our offices,
    mailed at your request, or downloaded and printed from the following documents:

    1)   Provider Letter

    2)   Parent Letter

    3)   Contest Guidelines

    4)   Participation Forms

    5)   Photo Release Form

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