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  • Trauma Informed Intervention: What Every Caregiver Needs to Know!August 20, 2016
    Instructor: Rose Shufelt All challenging behaviors have a reason. When the behavior stems from a traumatic experience, we need to implement strategies beyond the normal behavioral interventions. This session will focus on how we define trauma and how we can best support children who have experienced a traumatic event including how to support resilience in […]Read More >
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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.

Preparing for the CDA Credentialing Process

December 11, 2014

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.

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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