Financial Assistance

Educational Incentive Program (EIP)

The Educational Incentive Program (EIP) is a scholarship program funded by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (NYS OCFS). Its purpose is to assist child care providers in paying for the professional development training and education they need to provide quality care to children.

The MAT Rebate Program

(Medication Administration Training)

The MAT Rebate Program is for day care facilities to offset the cost of the training to certify staff to administer medication in a child care setting.

Health and Safety Rebate

The Health and Safety Rebate offsets the cost of obtaining Health and Safety training which is required for first time licensed or registered family or group family daycare providers.

The Dianne Meckler Scholarship

In 2005, Dianne Meckler retired from her position as Executive Director of the Capital District Child Care Council. To celebrate her 16 years of service, the Dianne Meckler Scholarship was created. Each year, one scholarship is awarded to a professional who has exhibited leadership in the field of early childhood or school-age care. The scholarship will be up to $1,000 and will be awarded at the Child Care Council’s Annual Child Care Provider Appreciation Dinner in May of each year. Eligibility:Applicants must be employed by a New York State licensed or registered program (Family, Group Family, Center orSchool Age). Current Capital District Child Care Council Board Members are not eligible.

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