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Business Leaders Work Group

Are today’s children prepared to become tomorrow’s business leaders?  They need to be, for the sake of the economy in the Finger Lakes region.  High-quality child care and early education play vital roles in ensuring our young people are prepared for the global economy.  Child Care Council, Inc. is launching a critical effort to enhance early education and child care in the region, and to create ways to sustain the child care industry as a valuable, competitive resource.  The Business Leaders Summit in June was the kick-off for this initiative.

Contact us today for more information on how you can be involved by calling (585) 654-4720 or sending us an email.

First Business Leaders Summit, June 19 2014

Keynote speaker Bill Millett delivered a powerful message about the importance of early care and education to business leaders in the Finger Lakes Region.


Human Resources Benefits for Businesses

Free Child Care Referrals for Employees

Sometimes working parents need help finding child care.  Child Care Council, Inc. offers free child care referrals to all parents and guardians in our service delivery area.  This is a free benefit for employers whose employees may be newly hired and in need of care or may be new parents or need a change in their care arrangements.  We are happy to share this benefit with you and your employees in a variety of ways:

  • Employees call Child Care Council or visit the website for referrals and child care information.
  • Referral Specialists offer presentations to employee groups (staff meeting, orientation, special arrangement) at your location.  On-site referrals are also an option.
  • The Council can mail service brochures to your organization to be shared with employees.

The referral service includes customized referrals to licensed and registered providers, information on quality child care, and assistance in developing a child care plan.

Enhanced Referral Services for Businesses

The Council has extensive experience offering enhanced referral contracts to employers who would like to offer an additional benefit to employees.  This enhanced benefit offers your employees a team of professional Referral Specialists to assist with their search for care. The specialist maintains ongoing communication throughout the child care search in such areas as:

  • Consumer education on child care options and early care and education
  • Personalized child care referral search for licensed and registered programs
  • Verified openings in child care programs
  • Detailed profiles of child care options

Other Services for Businesses and Employers:

If you are interested in a group presentation on finding child care or a meeting about our services for your agency or organization, please contact the Referral Department Director at (585) 654-1286 or send an email to the Referral Department.  Additional resources for employers include current statistical data on child care, benefit information table for employee fairs or other work-related activities, and workshops or seminars at company location and times convenient to employees.

Community Presentations

We are pleased to offer presentations on the importance of child care in our community.  This is an option for business meetings, Board meetings, chamber of commerce or council meetings, or any other community group with an interest in early care and education.  Here is a community report shared with local business leaders in 2013:  A Snapshot of Child Care in Webster.

The Business Case for Child Care

The following articles and reports offer insight into the importance of child care to the business community.

Why Should Employers Care? ECLC Paper

Strengthening New York’s Businesses

Additional Web Resources:

America’s Edge

Early Care & Learning Council



Recent News

New Service Aims to Reduce Child Care Suspensions, Expulsions of Children with Special Needs

February 13 2023

A new prevention-based, consultative service at Child Care Council Inc. will help ensure children with disabilities have access to quality child care. Child Care Council’s special needs consultation service will equip caregivers with strategies and supports to reduce suspension and expulsion for young children with disabilities in child care. Built on relationship-based practices, the service […]

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