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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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    April 2013 Caring Matters

    April 2013 Caring Matters

    March 28, 2013

    CM April 2013

    Cameras & Kids 2013 is here!

    March 1, 2013

    Cameras & Kids 2013 is running December 10th 2012 to April 30th 2013.  

    The Award Ceremony will be held at Springdale Farms on May 18th, with more details
    to come.  Participation packets can be picked up in any of our offices,
    mailed at your request, or downloaded and printed from the following documents:

    1)   Provider Letter

    2)   Parent Letter

    3)   Contest Guidelines

    4)   Participation Forms

    5)   Photo Release Form

    Groups Partnering on Child Care Program to Reduce Toxics, Safeguard Kids’ Health, Protect Great Lakes

    February 4, 2013

    Clean and Healthy New York and Child Care Council Inc. announced today a new partnership to educate child care providers in the Great Lakes basin about common toxic chemicals and how to
    choose safer products. Clean and Healthy New York received a two-year Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant for “Toxics Reduction through Day Care Provider Engagement” from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

    Using the framework of the award-winning Eco-Healthy Child Care® program run by the national Children’s Environmental Health Network, the two organizations will reach out to all the child care providers in New York state’s Great Lakes basin, offering trainings and on-site technical assistance. The program goals are protecting children’s health by making their daily environment safer, while reducing use of chemicals prioritized by U.S. EPA through the agency’s Chemical Action Plans.

    To find out more information and to read the press release, EPA-EcoHealthy Release

    Excellus BCBS Helps Lung Association Create More “Asthma-Friendly” Child Care Centers

    Child Care Council Inc. has partnered with the American Lung Association of New York to develop a pilot project directed at creating the safest environment for children with asthma to receive care. To begin the process of becoming endorsed, attend one of the Asthma 101 trainings, then self-complete the Asthma Friendly Child Care Endorsement Guide. Child Care Council’s Registered Nurses will guide you through the process of becoming an Asthma Friendly endorsed child care program.

    Read the new press release describing the program!  Asthma Friendly Childcare Project Excellus BCBS Press Release 1 29 12

    Child Care Council is hosting a series of workshops called Family Talk in January!

    December 13, 2012

    Family Talk provides the opportunity to discuss:
    • What children need to know at what age
    • How parents can effectively share information so children understand it
    • How to answer children’s questions
    • Help parents, grandparents and other caregivers connect with children about sex and sexuality, healthy relationships, substance use and HIV

    Who it is for:
    The workshop series is recommended for parents of children
    who are infants – age 14, who want to give their children
    information and guidance that is appropriate to their age and
    stage of development.

    Family Talk provides:
    • Practical suggestions and guidelines to communicate
    accurate information about sex and sexuality, healthy
    relationships, substance use and HIY.
    • Encouragement to examine parents’ own values and
    positive ways to convey values to children.
    • Information about how children develop and how
    they mature sexually through puberty.
    • Information about substance use.
    • Support for setting limits and engaging children in
    healthy activities.
    Family Talk Workshops are being offered on Tuesdays, January 22th -February 12th, 2013
    from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    Where: Child Care Council, Rochester office
    Cost: Free
    To learn more, and/or to register contact:
    Renee Scholz, Referral Services Coordinator
    585-654-1286 or email: [email protected]

    ROC the day! 12-12-2012. Please support us!

    November 15, 2012

    Be a ROC Star! 12-12-12

    Every day Child Care Providers are making a difference in the lives of children in our community. Join us on 12-12-12 and Choose, Give, and Matter! Join us and other area non-profits for this day of giving and consider a donation to Child Care Council’s Provider Scholarship Fund. Remember that investing in high-quality provider education is an investment in children. Find us on the ROC the Day website at:

    Are you ready for the new crib guidelines?

    October 30, 2012

    Beginning December 28, 2012, any crib provided by child care facilities and family child care homes must meet new and improved federal safety standards. The new standards took effect for manufacturers, retailers, importers and distributors on June 28, 2011, addressing deadly hazards previously seen with traditional drop-side rails. Standards now require more durable hardware and parts and mandating more rigorous testing.

    Go to the following websites to get more information and a flyer for your program.


    “Breaking the Cycle of Adverse Childhood Experiences” Conference

    October 9, 2012

    Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) impact not just childhood, but the physical and emotional lifetime health trajectory of its survivors. We often see the impact and are frustrated in our efforts to help. Can anything we do now alter the life course health trajectory of the children and adults who have experienced childhood trauma and bear its scars? Many of today’s leading thinkers say YES. The Perinatal Network of Monroe County and the Monroe County Office of Mental Health will host a week-long event anchored by a keynote conference on Wednesday, November 14, 2012. Join us for a day with America’s leading experts on the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences and how to break the cycle of trauma. There is a special Saturday workshop for child care providers. Register at and click here for the flyer. ACESchildcare workshop 2

    A Quality Rating System in NY is coming!

    September 11, 2012

    QUALITYstarsNY is a comprehensive initiative to ensure that our young children – the 1.5 million New Yorkers under age six – have the opportunity for high quality early learning experiences.

    During 2010, QUALITYstarsNY was piloted to 192 programs, providers and school districts in 13 communities throughout the state. The NYS Education Department hasd allocated funds to support implementation in 2012-2014. About 400 programs will be selected, including the pilot sites.

    If your child care program is within the following zip codes, you are eligible to apply; 14604, 14605, 14606, 14607, 14608, 14609, 14610, 14611, 14612, 14613, 14614, 14615, 14618, 14619, 14620, 14621, 14622

    To apply or for additional information, go to

    The Greater Rochester Parent Leadership Training Institute announces a new course!

    July 17, 2012

    The Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) is a national family civics model, with a 30-year track record in providing parents the knowledge and tools of civic engagement to expand parental involvement in local decision-making.  The PLTI course will start in September 2012.

    Who will be in PLTI?

    • Parents and others who care for children – including Uncles & Aunts, Grandparents, Foster Parents
    • Rochester & Inner Ring School Districts – Brighton, Irondequoit, Gates, Chili, and Greece
    • Seeking broad diversity – age, income, education level, race and ethnicity, age of child


    • High quality curriculum at no cost to participants
    • 3.5 hours 1 night a week, for 20 weeks
    • Dinner, child care for kids 2-13, and transportation provided
    • On-going support for Alumni

    Want to learn more?  Come to the  ‘Taste of PLTI’ on Monday, May 7th, 5:30-7:00! PLTITaste! Click for the flyer!

    Here is the new brochure: finalPLTI-brochure_4 9 12

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