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Start Bright Gala

May 20 2019

Please join Child Care Council at the annual 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.

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    Start Bright Gala

    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.

    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.
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    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


    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.

    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



    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.

    December 2014 Caring Matters

    November 17, 2014

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    Farm to Preschool

    September 30, 2014

    Child Care Council has received a grant for Farm to Preschool. Farm to Preschool is a USDA approved program that aims to increase access to locally sourced fruit and vegetables for low-income families in the city of Rochester. The goal of Farm to Preschool (F2P) is to connect preschool children in child care and their parents/caregivers with local farmers and their products. The two components of F2P are efforts to increase the consumption of locally grown fruits and vegetables by providing convenience and access to purchasing fresh produce, and guidance on how to use it. The project involves an educational component consisting of food tastings and demonstrations on how to use the produce that is for sale.

    These Farmers Markets are open to the community and run until September 12th.

    Join us at one of the three locations:

    Mondays at Baden St. Child Development

    500 N. Clinton Ave 3:00—5:30 PM

    Tuesdays at YMCA 53 Lewis St

    3:00—5:30 PM

    Thursdays at VOA 214 Lake Ave

    3:00—5:30 PM


    Environmental Health Researcher to Speak in Rochester About Environmental Chemicals and Epigenetics

    April 22, 2014

    A leading environmental health researcher from the University of Michigan will give a community presentation on how
    toxic chemicals found in the environment threaten our health. The talk will
    take place April 23 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Child Care Council Inc. in
    Rochester, N.Y.

    Dr. Dana Dolinoy will give a short presentation titled, “A Tale of Two
    Mice or Why DNA Is Not (Necessarily) Your Destiny.” She will discuss her
    research on nutrition and environmental chemicals and how many common
    compounds, such as bisphenol A (BPA), may affect human bodies by altering
    normal gene activity. Dr. Dolinoy is the John G. Searle Assistant Professor of
    Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Michigan’s School of Public
    Health (UMSPH), and heads the university’s Environmental Epigenetics and
    Nutrition Laboratory.

    The event is being held through support from the University of
    Rochester Medical Center’s Environmental Health Sciences Center.

    “Child Care Council is pleased to partner with the Environmental
    Health Sciences Center to bring this important community discussion to
    Rochester,” said Child Care Council CEO Barbara-Ann Mattle. “The Council is
    dedicated to helping educate child care providers about ways to make their
    settings even healthier and safer for kids, and this event will provide them
    with valuable environmental health information.”

    The public is invited to participate in this discussion, which will
    take place at Child Care Council in the Drake-Lok Lifelong Learning Center, 595
    Blossom Road in Rochester, N.Y. Free parking is available across the street.
    Registration is requested by contacting Kate McArdle at Child Care Council, 585.654.4752
    or [email protected]

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