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Employment Opportunity for a Registered Nurse

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


Nominations Now Being Accepted for Start Bright Impact Awards

April 16, 2018

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 17, 2018. Nominate a child care provider using the form below or download a copy here.

Nominations must be received by August 31, 2018.

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.

Start Bright Gala

February 22, 2017

Please join Child Care Council at the 45th Anniversary 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, a magician, games, music, and more
  • Black tie optional

October 17, 2018

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

New Location:
Locust Hill Country Club
2000 Jefferson Road, Pittsford, NY 14534

Register Online Today »

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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