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Joint Statement From State of New York on New Legislation Regarding Non-medical Vaccination Exemptions for Children in Child Care

June 18 2019

Statement on Legislation Removing Non-Medical Exemption from School Vaccination Requirements On June 13, 2019, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation removing non-medical exemptions from school vaccination requirements for children. The United States is currently experiencing the worst outbreak of measles in more than 25 years, with outbreaks in pockets of New York primarily driving the […]

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    Joint Statement From State of New York on New Legislation Regarding Non-medical Vaccination Exemptions for Children in Child Care

    Joint Statement From State of New York on New Legislation Regarding Non-medical Vaccination Exemptions for Children in Child Care

    Statement on Legislation Removing Non-Medical Exemption
    from School Vaccination Requirements


    On June 13, 2019, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation removing non-medical exemptions from school vaccination requirements for children. The United States is currently experiencing the worst outbreak of measles in more than 25 years, with outbreaks in pockets of New York primarily driving the crisis. As a result of non-medical vaccination exemptions, many communities across New York have unacceptably low rates of vaccination, and those unvaccinated children can often attend school where they may spread the disease to other unvaccinated students, some of whom cannot receive vaccines due to medical conditions. This new law will help protect the public amid this ongoing outbreak.

    What did the new law do?
    As of June 13, 2019, there is no longer a religious exemption to the requirement that children be vaccinated against measles and other diseases to attend either:
    • public, private or parochial school (for students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade), or
    • child day care settings.

    For those children who had a religious exemption to vaccination, what are the deadlines for being vaccinated?
    Children who are attending child day care or public, private or parochial school, and who had a religious exemption to required immunizations, must now receive the first age appropriate dose in each immunization series by June 28, 2019 to attend or remain in school or child day care. Also, by July 14, 2019 parents and guardians of such children must show that they have made appointments for all required follow-up doses. The deadlines for follow-up doses depend on the vaccine. The New York State Department of Health follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices catch-up immunization schedule and expects children to receive required doses consistent with Table 2 at the following link in order to continue to attend school or child day care: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/downloads/child/0-18yrs-child-combined-schedule.pdf

    What is the deadline for first dose vaccinations if my child is not attending school until September?
    Parents and guardians of all children who do not have their required immunizations are encouraged to have them receive the first dose as soon as possible. The deadline for obtaining first dose vaccinations for children attending school in the fall is 14 days from the first day of school. Within 30 days of the first day of school, parents and guardians of such children must show that they have made appointments for all required follow-up doses.

    Additional information will be forthcoming.

    2020 Census is coming

    June 4, 2019

    Why You Should Complete the 2020 Census

    The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that 5 percent of kids under the age of 5 were not counted in the last Census survey – amounting to about 1 million young children.

    It is important to participate in the next Census survey, to make sure children are accurately counted. Census population counts are directly related to how federal dollars are distributed to state and local governments – including funding for programs that benefit children.

    When the survey becomes available next spring, we encourage you to fill it out. Completing the survey takes only about 10 minutes, and it can be done by mail, telephone or online. If you need access to a computer, you can use Child Care Council’s computers to complete it.

    Learn more about the 2020 Census.

    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

    Date:
    October 16, 2019

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

    Location:
    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.

    2019 Start Bright Impact Awards Nomination Form

    • Nominee Information

    • Nominated By

    • Nomination Application

    • Signature

    • Note: If more space is need or if you would like to submit additional background materials, please send along with this completed nomination form to:

      Gina Barber, Confidential - Start Bright Impact Awards Committee, Child Care Council, Inc., 595 Blossom Road, Suite 120, Rochester, NY 14610.
    • Nominations must be received by August 31, 2019.

      Save the Date! The awards will be presented at the Council’s Start Bright Gala, October 16, 2019 at Locust Hill Country Club, 2000 Jefferson Road in Pittsford.
    • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

    Employment Opportunity for a Registered Nurse

    June 28, 2018

    2018 CCC Child Care Health Consultant

    We have a job opening for an RN Child Care Health Consultant. Please see our posting for details. RN Child Care Health Consultant

     

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

    October 26, 2017

    AmazonSmile

    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 smile.amazon.com 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 smile.amazon.com. 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.

    Summer Meals for Kids Program

    June 12, 2017

    Each summer, the City of Rochester in partnership with the Rochester City School District and Food Link provide free breakfast and lunch to city youth 18 years and under through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s  Summer Food Service Program. Meals are at many city sites, Monday through Friday, June 27 to August 26, except July 3. Sites include community agencies, schools, churches and the Recreation Centers.

    Breakfast is served at 8:30 – 9:30 a.m., Lunch at 12:00-1:00 p.m.
    For more information call 428-7872. You will find sample menus and a list of locations at http://www.summermealsroc.org/

     

     

    Provider Appreciation Day – Gift Card Winners

    May 1, 2017

    Provider Appreciation Day

    On Provider Appreciation Day, the Council drew provider names at random to win Wegmans gift cards.

    The winners are:

    LE: $50 – Sophia S.

    DCC: $25 – Mischele Terrell/Community Child Care Center, Inc.; $50 – Ashley Chambers/Wayne CAP Clyde Head Start

    Family: $50 – Maria M.

    Group Family: $25 – Sally A.; $50 – Shannon P.

    School-age: $25 – Erica Stuart/Bates-Rich Beginnings School Age; $50 – Pamela Jackson/After School Enrichment

    Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to all providers for the work you do for the children in your care.

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