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National Association for Family Child Care Accreditation Series

National Association for Family Child Care Accreditation Series

November 22, 2016

Instructor: Hector Santiago
Language: Call to request English or Spanish

The National Association of Family Child Care (NAFCC) accreditation is the only accreditation for Family and Group Family Child Care programs. The Accreditation Series is intended to improve, strengthen, and promote high quality Family and Group Family Child Care Programs in New York State. Child care providers will learn how to make changes in their program in order to prepare for the self study process to meet NAFCC Standards of quality.

The series is designed to support child care providers with information they will need to apply for their self study. The series helps the participants to understand the specific steps necessary to comply with the OCFS regulations, NAFCC standards, document their compliance, and prepare them for NAFCC observation.

Capacitaciones en Español para Cuidado Infantil Familiar

Entrenadora : Lynne Fisher

Entrenadora: Lynne Fisher el 11 de octubre – el 1 de noviembre Hora: 6:30 -9:00 de la noche Ubicación: Rochester NYS 1-9

Costo para miembros: $525.00 los que no son miembros: $735.00

Estos cursos son para el personal quien ya son proveedores de cuidado infantil. La serie provee 15 horas de capacitación. Los participantes pueden tomar la serie completa o clases individuales. Cada sesión dura 2.5 horas y hay ayuda financiera si cualifica (EIP). Las clases se tratan de :

10/11 Recetas Para los Niños: El número de personas obesas en los Estados Unidos está creciendo, especialmente entre los niños. En esta clase, discutiremos los hechos sobre la obesidad y modos de parar esta direción. Los proveedores van a participar en actividades manuales que pueden usar con los niños y crearán las recetas usando frutas y vegetales de muchos colores.

10/16 Planificar las lecciones: Vamos a repasar los reglamentos que pertenecen a programación, aprender los beneficios de planificar lecciones, y discutir cómo encontrar el tiempo para hacerlo. Discutiremos cómo escribir las lecciones, y los participantes van a practicar escribiéndolas sobre un tema que escogen. Los participantes también van a recibir un saco lleno de canciones, juegos, y ideas.

10/23 Las ciencias son divertidas: Este curso se trata de las muchas maneras de enseñar la ciencia através las experiencias cotidianas; por ejemplo, cuando dan un paseo y observando la naturaleza. Discutiremos cómo hacer observaciones y cómo ayudar a los niños escribir en su propio diario científico. Vamos a discutir temas cientifícas como el tiempo, el sonido, el agua, las plantas, los colores, y los animales.

10/25 Organiza Su Negocio: Los participantes van a recibir una visión general de cómo manejar un negocio de cuidado infantil en cuanto a contratos, las leyes correspondientes, y las expectaciones de los padres y el proveedor. Exploraremos los reglamentos para identificar el papeleo que tiene que ser mantenido en sitio y donde debe mantenerlo. También, discutiremos las estrategias distintas de organización. Vamos a repasar lo que debe estar en un contrato y cómo desarrollar un manual para los padres.

10/30 La Prevención del Abuso de Niños, el Maltrato y El Síndrome de Bebé Sacudido: En este taller discutiremos las leyes que corresponden a reportero mandatorio en el estado de Nueva York. Miraremos los indicadores de abuso físico, mental y sexual y el maltrato. Ud. va a recibir recursos para hacer un reportaje al SCR y ideas de cómo enseñar la seguridad personal a niños.

11/1 Cómo enseñar la empatía a los Niños – En este curso, hablaremos de la importancia de fomentar la salud social-emocional de niños. La empatía es una gran parte de esto. Discutiremos cómo la enseñanza a los niños de reconocer y nombrar sus sentimientos les ayudarán.

Special Needs Series New Course

December 11, 2014

This series is partially funded by a grant from the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).
Instructor: Bethany Williams

This 5 week series is designed to highlight key topic areas in Special Education. By attending this training, you will learn the skills you need to successfully work with children who have developmental disabilities. Participants must enroll in the entire series.

  • Down Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Meltdown Management
  • ADHD
  • Cerebral Palsy

These classes are designed to be an introduction to the disability as well as a strategy based session, where participants will leave with research based interventions to successfully work with these types of disabilities that they may see in children they care for.


Preparing for the CDA Credentialing Process

Pre-Requisite-All participants must have completed the 120 hour CDA course prior to this series and submit documentation in the form of a transcript or certificates to our office. The certificate should include the agency’s name and address, Candidate’s name, date of the training session (s), content area, number of hours successfully completed, and authorized signature. In addition, before applying for the credential, you must have 480 hours of experience working with young children. Participants must attend the entire series.

Have you completed the CDA course but never took the test?

Did you let your credential expire and haven’t renewed your CDA?

Did you create a portfolio under the old system but want to apply for your credential now?

Did you take the CDA on-line but need help with the portfolio?

Did you take CDA at a high school BOCES program but never  continued the process to get the credential?

This series is perfect for you! We will be focusing on three main topics: Navigating the new CDA 2.0 Credentialing Process, Developing a Professional Portfolio, and Preparing for the Verification Visit and CDA Exam.

To receive a Course registration package, call (585) 654-4798. 

Instructor: Kristin Perrone

Child Development Associate (CDA)

November 30, 2011

A Child Development Associate (CDA) is an individual who has successfully completed a CDA assessment and has been awarded the National CDA Credential from the Council for Professional Recognition. The CDA is accepted as the required training hours for Family Day Care Accreditation and is a requirement for lead teachers in a child care center according to the minimum qualifications in the NYS day care regulations.

Prior to applying for the CDA Credential Assessment, each candidate is required to complete 120 clock hours of formal child care education in eight different categories, which are offered through our CDA courses. Participants must be working in a child care setting.

CDA Courses at Child Care Council, Inc. are designed for potential candidates to complete their 120 hours, assist with the development of competency papers, and create a professional portfolio. CDA Courses are available in the evenings. Classes meet weekly and are from 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm.

How much does it cost?
The 120-hour program cost is $1,700.00 plus a non-refundable $100.00 registration fee. NYS Educational Incentive Program Scholarships are available to providers. To receive a CDA Course registration package, call (585) 654-4798.

CDA is offered in four modules. You may apply for more than one module at a time within a calendar year. Classes are first come, first served.

New Module 1 starts July 12 or October 5 English, October 2 in Spanish

American Red Cross First Aid and CPR

November 29, 2011

This 5 hour American Red Cross Training and Certification class is for Infant, Child and Adult CPR and Basic First Aid.

School Age Special Needs Series

December 10, 2014

Instructor: Bethany Williams

This series is partially funded by a grant from the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).

This school-age special needs series focuses on current topics in Special Education. By attending this series, participants will earn 15 hours of training and will leave with current evidence-based techniques to successfully work with older children with special needs, including behavior management. Participants will also learn strategies to create a more inclusive classroom. Participants must enroll in the entire series and will also receive a special needs resource binder.

  • Autism in School-Agers- This class will examine the supports that older children with Autism need in order to be successfully included in the child care program.
  • Sensory Processing Disorder– We will learn about environmental stimuli that may affect a child’s “unusual” response to everyday life.
  • The Inclusive Classroom- How inclusive is your program? We will look at how you can accommodate children with disabilities you can and cannot see. We will also review NYS regulations and how they pertain to working with children with disabilities.
  • Disability Awareness- This class will focus on creating a climate of acceptance in your program among teachers and children with special needs.
  • Meltdown Management- We will look at behavior techniques on how to support children who have meltdowns.
  • Gifted and Talented- We will take an in-depth look at children who are gifted and talented and how we can increase their confidence by positively utilizing their exceptional skills.


Medication Administration Training

December 11, 2014

In order to administer medication to children in New York State, Day Care regulations require this training. Participants may qualify for a $100.00 rebate to cover part of the $125.00 fee for the course.

MAT Certification requires renewal every 3 years. The MAT Certification may be renewed by taking the course in a classroom, by independent study, or by taking the Online Certification Renewal Test.

Rebate applications can be obtained at any Child Care Council office or

The MAT course is offered in a series of two days. Feel free to bring lunch or dinner as break time is limited.

Space for each training is limited to only 8 per class!

In order to register, you must first visit the following website and search for a MAT trainer. Once you find the date you are looking for, you will sign in or create an account and then apply to register. Once a MAT trainer has received your request they will contact you for further instructions.

If you do not have a ECETP E-Learning account yet, you can create one here.

MAT Skills Competency Demonstration

December 10, 2014

Providers who have renewed their MAT certification online twice previously will be required to demonstrate competency skills with a MAT trainer upon third renewal. Call one of our registered nurses for more information. 585-654-4720.

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