The Child Care Council works diligently in the Capital Region to promote quality, affordable, accessible child care. Through our efforts, the community and employers have access to many child care related services. The Council serves employers and the community through many avenues including:
- Employer Services: The Capital District Child Care Council can assist employers by providing:
- Enhanced child care resource and referral services
- On-site work and family presentations on child development topics
- Ongoing support to families
- Public Policy: The Council is committed to improving the quslity of child care in the Capital Region through public policy and community education.
- Reports to the Community: Through a variety of projects, publications and collaborations we are a reliable source of child care data and information on child care issues.
The Child Care Council can also provide additional educational opportunities for agencies, groups, and employers in the Capital Region. These opportunities include:
- Public speaking/workshop opportunities: Council educators are available to speak at your group meetings or one-on-one on topics regarding high quality child care and its positive impact on our community. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518 426-7181 to request a meeting.
- Educational flyers, pamphlets, and brochures: The Council can provide a wide array of materials for distribution to your group or employees on quality child care issues. Email email@example.com or call 518 426-7181 to request material.
Research on the Impact of Child Care on the Community
Research has shown that quality child care has a positive impact on a region’s economy, its quality of life, its attractiveness to new business, and its ability to attract and retain skilled labor.
- Boosting New York’s Economy: Short- and Long-Term Economic Gains through Quality Early Learning, America’s Edge, February 2012
- Strengthening New York Businesses through Investments in Early Care and Education, America’s Edge, March 2010
- The Economies Impact on Parent's Choices, NACCRRA, 2010
- Overview: The Regional Economics of Child Care: Warner, M.E. (2009), Linking Economic Development and Child Care
Links to Our Community Partners
- Workforce Development Institute: serves working families in New York State, providing employment-related services that address training issues; the decline of jobs and creation of new ones; the effects of new technologies and globalization; and the redesign and organization of work.
- Mohawk Opportunities: a Schenectady based not-for-profit agency committed to helping individuals livings with Mental Illness, HIV/AIDS and those who are homeless achieve stable community living and independence by providing housing that is safe and affordable, services that facilitate growth and recovery, relationships are built on a foundation of caring and respect and a sense of hope for the future.
- Northeast Parent and Child Society: Provides a full array of residential, special education, family foster care, children’s mental health, family preservation, and career development programs.
- Parsons Child and Family Center: The largest multi-services agency in New York's Capital Region dedicated to helping families and their children. The agency provides counseling services, parenting education, child abuse/neglect prevention and treatment, family strengthening programs, early childhood family support, special education, youth development programs, and mental health services.
- United Way of NENY: United Way of the Greater Capital Region believes that to truly improve lives in our region we must act collectively to address the critical issues affecting residents of all of our communities.
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Contact the Capital District Child Care Council with any questions by calling 518.426.7181, or emailing Kate Smith.