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GCSD’s KidsCare Becomes First School-Based Child Care Program in the State to Implement Social-Emotional Development Model

February 12 2024

For the first time, Child Care Council Inc. is collaborating with a school-based child care program in New York to implement the Pyramid Model of social-emotional development. The Pyramid Model is an evidence-based framework proven effective in building social and emotional competence in early care and education programs by promoting positive behavior and well-being in […]

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    New Training Category

    February 25, 2021

    The Office of Children & Family Service has added a 10th Training Category about Adverse Childhood Experiences for Child Care Providers! Learn more and register for our currently available courses at:

    Class on New Required Comprehensive Background Clearances

    September 26, 2019

    If you are an owner or Director of a program please join us at the Child Care Council, Inc. to discuss the recent New York State Childcare changes with the Federal Background Clearances effective 9/25/19.

    **Registration is required**
         **No fee to attend**
     ** (Due to limited capacity of 75 persons, please refrain from bringing program substitutes and assistants)**

    Please Contact Any Of The Below to Register

    Yolanda   Alex Michele Amber
    (585)654-4798 (585)654-4735      (585) 654-4794 (585) 654-4730

    Nature Explore Workshop

    April 25, 2018

    Attend our Nature Explore workshop on June 16th and help the children in your life reconnect with nature!

    Flyer Child Care Council-Nature Explore


    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.

    FREE Training Opportunity: Healthy Beverages in Child Care

    October 1, 2014

    If you are a Family Day Care or Group Family Day Care Provider,  take advantage of this free training and earn credit!

    •             The Office of Children and Family Services-Division of Child Care Services (OCFS-DCCS) developed regulations for serving healthy beverages in child care.

    •             This training is available to help you and other providers learn the regulation and how to follow them in your child care program.

    •             The 45 minute training is available on demand.

    •             All you need to do is view the training presentation, answer the quiz questions and receive your certificate of training.

    •             Show your certificate of training to your licensor so they know you are aware of the regulation.

    •             You may need to install Adobe Flash Player; go to

    Now is the time; learn about healthy beverages at

    If you need assistance, email:  [email protected]

    New Family and Group Family Child Care Regulations Released – Effective May 1, 2014

    May 1, 2014

    The revised family day care and group family day care regulations (Parts 413, 416 and 417) have been adopted and will go into effect on May 1, 2014.   This six-month lag period is built into the process to allow providers the time they need to become familiar with and come into compliance with the changes made to these regulations.

    The revised regulations offer improved health and safety standards as well as increased clarity and organization.  OCFS is prepared to work together with our committed child care providers toward the increased safety and health of New York’s children.

    OCFS has scheduled a statewide child care provider video conference on November 14, 2013 to introduce the changes and other learning opportunities will follow.  Licensors and registrars will also be available to provide technical assistance as needed.

    Click here to read the new regulations.

    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].

    The Early Years Matter

    June 30, 2012

    Please watch this new video about how important early care and learning is to children, families and the community. early_years_matter[1]

    SUNY Videoconference Schedule

    June 14, 2012

    The new schedule for the 2012 FREE SUNY Videoconferences and On-line Trainings are now available. Visit here for information and registration forms.

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