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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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    Child Care Council is hosting a series of workshops called Family Talk in January!

    Child Care Council is hosting a series of workshops called Family Talk in January!

    December 13, 2012

    Family Talk provides the opportunity to discuss:
    • What children need to know at what age
    • How parents can effectively share information so children understand it
    • How to answer children’s questions
    • Help parents, grandparents and other caregivers connect with children about sex and sexuality, healthy relationships, substance use and HIV

    Who it is for:
    The workshop series is recommended for parents of children
    who are infants – age 14, who want to give their children
    information and guidance that is appropriate to their age and
    stage of development.

    Family Talk provides:
    • Practical suggestions and guidelines to communicate
    accurate information about sex and sexuality, healthy
    relationships, substance use and HIY.
    • Encouragement to examine parents’ own values and
    positive ways to convey values to children.
    • Information about how children develop and how
    they mature sexually through puberty.
    • Information about substance use.
    • Support for setting limits and engaging children in
    healthy activities.
    Family Talk Workshops are being offered on Tuesdays, January 22th -February 12th, 2013
    from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    Where: Child Care Council, Rochester office
    Cost: Free
    To learn more, and/or to register contact:
    Renee Scholz, Referral Services Coordinator
    585-654-1286 or email: [email protected]

    Governor Cuomo Appoints Child Care Council CEO Barbara-Ann Mattle

    September 10, 2012

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has appointed Child Care Council CEO Barbara-Ann Mattle to his Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC). Established in April 2009, the ECAC advises the Governor and his commissioners on the development of a comprehensive, sustainable system of supports and services for young children and their families. The ECAC is composed of individuals with early childhood expertise who represent agencies and organizations providing early learning and development, health care, child welfare and mental health
    services, as well as state agencies, advocacy organizations, foundations, higher education, unions and others working to meet the needs of young children and their families.

    Please click here for the press release. CCC – ECAC committee

    The Early Years Matter

    June 30, 2012

    Please watch this new video about how important early care and learning is to children, families and the community. early_years_matter[1]

    CCC has been chosen for the Chase Corporate Challenge!

    April 29, 2011

    Child Care Council, Inc (Rochester), Child Care Resource Network (Buffalo) and Child Care Solutions (Syracuse) will each receive a donation from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, on behalf of the Corporate Challenge. The donations are in partnership with Winning Beginning NY, a statewide early childhood education coalition.
    Registration for the Chase Corporate Challenge events in Rochester, Buffalo and Syracuse are now open. The three races will attract nearly 30,000 total participants from over 1,000 upstate New York companies.

    More information can be found here.

    Child Care Costs Skyrocket

    August 4, 2010

    Today NACCRRA released “Parents and the High Cost of Child: 2010 Update” and the findings were highlighted by Good Morning America. Follow the link to read about the high cost of child care and watch a video clip featuring NACCRRA’s Executive Director, Linda Smith!  NACCRRA

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