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Attention Employers: Introducing Vroom

September 03 2021

Vroom is an exciting national program that supports healthy child brain development. It shows parents how they can turn activities like bath time and mealtime into opportunities that build their children’s brains. Child Care Council is offering several ways for you to help, such as participating in virtual lunch-and-learn events, including program information in your […]

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    Child Care Council Providing Technical Assistance to Providers Seeking State Child Care Stabilization Grants

    Child care providers interested in applying for a stabilization grant from the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) can receive technical support and assistance from Child Care Council. OCFS is currently accepting applications for the child...

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    COVID Vaccine

    Registered and Licensed child care providers are now eligible to receive the COVID vaccine in phase 1B. You must go to this website to complete the eligibility form and make an appointment. There is detailed information on the site. https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/

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    Cares 3 Funding Available for Families

    Access to affordable and safe child care is a barrier for working parents during the best of times, and even more so during a crisis. The CARES Child Care Scholarship will ensure that the children are protected and cared for...

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    COVID-19 Resource Kit

    The NYS Department of Health has released their Pre-K-12 COVID-19 toolkit. This will help parents and school staff know how to handle potential illness. https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2020/10/prek-gr12_toolkit.pdf

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    CARES 3 Reopening/Restructuring for Remote Learning and Temporary Operating Grant

    Application Twenty million dollars is allocated to provide grants for closed child care programs to reopen or restructure under new guidelines for social distancing. This may cover partitions, technology to support remote learning, broadband access, and cleaning and classroom supplies....

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    Welcome Back!

    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...

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    Federal CARES Act Funding Available for Child Care Providers

    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...

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    New York Forward Program Loans Available

    New York Forward: Child Care Programs with fewer than 20 employees, and who did not receive funds through the Small Business Administration Loan Programs or Paycheck Protection Programs are eligible to apply for a loan through the New York Forward...

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    Employer Verification Letters Required for Essential Workers to Obtain Free Child Care Scholarships

    Essential workers who are eligible for free child care scholarships must get a letter verifying their employment, but that is not happening as quickly as needed. Child Care Council Inc., a nonprofit administering the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security...

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    Congressman Morelle Calls for Relief for Childcare Providers Impacted by COVID-19

    Urges Department of Treasury to enable childcare providers to access critical funding, resources, and support through the federal CARES Act May 4, 2020 (Rochester, NY) — Today, Rep. Joe Morelle released a letter sent to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin urging...

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