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Partnering for Business Navigator Toolkit

June 18 2024

Child Care Council Inc. is partnering with the Early Care & Learning Council and Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council as part of a statewide project to build and launch a Child Care Business Navigator Toolkit. The Business Navigator Toolkit is designed to help employers understand their employees’ child care needs and connect them with […]

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    Child Care Council Launches Early Literacy Program

    Child Care Council Launches Early Literacy Program

    December 17, 2014

    Family child care providers in the city of Rochester can help children in their care to be ready for school, through a new Child Care Council Inc. program. The Council’s Early Literacy Connections program is designed to achieve greater consistency in the quality of early literacy programming experienced by young children.

    This curriculum is designed for use in a multi-age, family child care setting.

    View or download the Council’s news release: CCC – CCC – Literacy news release final (PDF file)

    Our agency has proudly achieved National Quality Assurance!

    December 4, 2013

    Fifteen New York CCR&Rs have joined 11 other CCR&Rs as Child Care Aware® of America Quality Assured, a national certification earned by CCR&Rs that demonstrate their administrative functions for core competencies and their services to parents and providers meet national best practices.

    “We are very excited about these results,” said Barbara-Ann Mattle, Chief Executive Officer of Child Care Council, Inc., in Rochester, N.Y., one of the Quality Assured CCR&Rs. “The process took a great deal of effort but we feel strongly that the work has been a great benefit to our organization, and we continue to work to reach 100 percent at all categories.”

    Please read our local press release, CCC – Quality Assured release

    To see the national press release, click

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

    February 4, 2013

    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

    New York State Awards Four Contracts to Child Care Council

    September 21, 2012

    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 20, 2012 – Child Care Council Inc. has been awarded four contracts from New York state to provide services that enhance child care and early childhood education programs.

    Under the five-year contracts, which are funded by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, Child Care Council will continue to serve as the Rochester Region Infant/Toddler Resource Center and to provide child care resource and referral services in Monroe, Livingston and Wayne counties.

    • The Infant/Toddler Resource Center provides services designed to enhance programs for the care and education of infants and toddlers. Services include ongoing education, technical assistance and support for early childhood educators, licensors, registrars, enrollers, child care centers, family and group family child care homes, and legally exempt child care providers. The Council will continue to provide an infant toddler specialist in every child care resource and referral agency within the nine counties of Chemung, Livingston, Ontario, Monroe, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates.
    • The three child care resource and referral service contracts enable Child Care Council to provide comprehensive services focused on the support of high-quality child care programs that promote safety, permanency and well-being for children, families and communities. Services include child care referrals and education for families seeking out-of-home care for young children, technical assistance, business start-up and continued education, health consultation, enrollment and support for legally exempt child care providers.

    “Child Care Council is extremely pleased that New York state has selected us for these four grants,” said Child Care Council CEO Barbara-Ann Mattle. “The state’s continued faith in the Council is a testament to our efforts to improve local child care and early education programs, through the work of our excellent professional staff and through the outstanding providers and educators that we collaborate with in the Finger Lakes region.”

    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

    Governor Cuomo Appoints Child Care Council CEO Barbara-Ann Mattle

    September 10, 2012

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has appointed Child Care Council CEO Barbara-Ann Mattle to his Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC). Established in April 2009, the ECAC advises the Governor and his commissioners on the development of a comprehensive, sustainable system of supports and services for young children and their families. The ECAC is composed of individuals with early childhood expertise who represent agencies and organizations providing early learning and development, health care, child welfare and mental health
    services, as well as state agencies, advocacy organizations, foundations, higher education, unions and others working to meet the needs of young children and their families.

    Please click here for the press release. CCC – ECAC committee

    New Infant Toddler Resources Available

    December 30, 2011

    National experts have identified 10 research based components that are essential to high quality child

    care.  Using these 10 components as a guide, The NYS Infant and Toddler Resource Network is helping

    child care programs improve the quality of care for our babies, toddlers and their families.  To view 

     the 10 Components of High Quality Care, click here.

    CCC has been chosen for the Chase Corporate Challenge!

    April 29, 2011

    Child Care Council, Inc (Rochester), Child Care Resource Network (Buffalo) and Child Care Solutions (Syracuse) will each receive a donation from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, on behalf of the Corporate Challenge. The donations are in partnership with Winning Beginning NY, a statewide early childhood education coalition.
    Registration for the Chase Corporate Challenge events in Rochester, Buffalo and Syracuse are now open. The three races will attract nearly 30,000 total participants from over 1,000 upstate New York companies.

    More information can be found here.

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