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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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Essential Workers Can Obtain Free Child Care Through State Scholarships

Child Care Council Inc. to connect income-eligible workers with scholarships During the COVID-19 crisis, income-eligible essential workers in Monroe, Livingston and Wayne counties can apply to Child Care Council Inc. for scholarships to pay the full cost of child care....

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Updated Monroe County Subsidy Policies

Here is updated information on Monroe County subsidy policies, from the County's website:

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Live Webinar on April 8: “Child Care Providers and Federal Assistance”

New York State Office of Children and Family Services, in conjunction with the Civil Service Employees Association, will be hosting a live webinar on “Child Care Providers and Federal Assistance: Small Business Administration Loans and Loan Forgiveness” on Wednesday, April...

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Attention Essential Businesses

Hundreds of child care programs remain open in Monroe, Livingston and Wayne counties during the COVID-19 crisis. During this difficult time, the Council can help your employees meet their child care needs – through free referrals to child care programs...

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CDA Renewal Amnesty Extended

The Council for Professional Recognition understands that the past few weeks have been challenging in the ECE community. You are on the frontline for executing best practices for safe and healthy learning environments during this recent health challenge. We thank...

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