Links to Related Child Care Information and Services

National Associations

The National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies is our nation’s leading voice for child care. NACCRRA works with more than 800 state and local Child Care Resource & Referral agencies to ensure that families in every local community have access to high-quality, affordable child care.

Child Care Aware is committed to helping parents find the best information on locating quality child care and child care resources in their community. This is accomplished by raising visibility for local child care resource and referral agencies nationwide and by connecting parents with the local agencies best equipped to serve their needs.

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8.

The National Association for Family Child Care is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting quality child care by strengthening the profession of family child care.

It is the National Aftershool Association's mission to be the leading voice of the afterschool profession dedicated to the development, education and care of children and youth during their out-of-school hours

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State Associations

The Early Care & Learning Council has been working to make quality, affordable child care available to New York’s families since 1975. Rooted in a statewide network of child care resource and referral agencies, the membership of Early Care & Learning Council includes wide representation from child care providers, parents, businesses, community organizations, and other individuals.

The New York State Association for the Education of Young Children’s mission is to promote excellence in early care and education services for NYS children and families through education, advocacy and the support of the profession.

The Family Child Care Association of New York State, Inc. is a non-profit, professional statewide organization dedicated to supporting family child care providers and associations. Members include advocates of quality child care providers, parents, and agency staff.

The New York State Network for Youth Success is dedicated to building a youth-serving system that increases the quality and availability of afterschool and expanded learning programs.

Born Learning is a public engagement campaign that helps parents, grandparents and caregivers explore ways to turn everyday moments into fun learning opportunities.

Winning Beginning NY is a statewide coalition working to inform policy-makers and the public about the many benefits of early care and learning to children, families and society.

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Local Associations

Local chapter of the New York State Association for the Education of Young Children.

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Child Care Regulations

The Office of Children and Family Services serves New York's public by promoting the well-being and safety of our children, families and communities. OCFS achieves results by setting and enforcing policies, building partnerships, and funding and providing quality services.

Local department of social services offices and phone numbers. Working parents with incomes at or below certain guidelines may qualify for financial aid with their local county Department of Social Services.

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Training Scholarships

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 Medication Administration Training Grant Program is funded by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services and is administered by the Research Foundation of SUNY, Training Strategies Group.

If you feel like you don’t have enough time to get away from your program to take the MAT course,but you want to become approved to give medication, then the MAT Independent Study course is for you!

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Child Abuse Prevention

Child Abuse prevention information on the NYS Office of Children and Family Services web page.

Child Abuse Hotline:
1-800-342-3720  OR  TDD/TTY: 1-800-638-5163

If you believe that a child is in immediate danger, call 911 or your local police department.

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Early Intervention

Municipal/County Contacts for the Early Intervention Program

The New York State Early Intervention Program (EIP) is part of the national Early Intervention Program for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families.

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Safety Information

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.

The American Red Cross is dedicated to helping make families, communities and workplaces safer at home and around the world.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration seeks to ensure that all children ages 0-16 are properly restrained in the correct restraint system for their age and size every time they travel in a motor vehicle.

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Health Information

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention online source for credible health information

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance on helping child care and early childhood programs respond to influenza during the 2009–2010 influenza season

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH)  flu vaccination clinic finder

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention communications toolkit for child care and early childcare programs

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Vaccine Education Center

CDC provider resources for vaccine conversations with parents

CDC parent information page - Understanding Vaccines

Immunization Action Coalition

Download the New York State Department of Health Immunization Resources Tipsheet

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USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program plays a vital role in improving the quality of child care and making it more affordable for many low-income families. Click here to find out more about the Food Program at the Child Care Council.

Whether you're a new mom or a seasoned parenting pro, breastfeeding often comes with its fair share of questions. This site provides some answers to common inquiries that mothers — new and veteran — may have.

New York State Department of Health webpage dedicated to promoting breastfeeding and providing information and resources promoting breastfeeding

Home of the most up-to-date breastfeeding information and the only place designed specifically for breastfeeding peer counselors.

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IRS Child Care Tax Center

IRS's Child Care Tax Center Resource. This is the IRS's web-page dedicated to specific tax information for child care providers. It includes links, downloadable forms, video links, and information for all things related to child care taxes.

IRS's Small Business and Self-Employed One-Stop Resource. This section provides general small business information useful in all industries and professions. It includes links to small business products, employment taxes, electronic filing and paying, taxpayer burden reduction, abusive tax avoidance transactions, and many other topics.,,id=158507,00.html

IRS’s Issue Management Resolution System (IMRS) The IRS Stakeholder Liaison (SL) function has established the Issue Management Resolution System (IMRS). When stakeholder organizations notify the IRS of concerns about IRS policies, practices and procedures, SL researches the issues to bring about resolution.

IRS’s Industries and Professions Specific tax information for Agriculture, Automotive, Construction, Entertainment, Fishing, Gas Retailers, Manufacturing, Real Estate, Restaurants, Tax Professionals, and other industries.

IRS’s Business Use of Your Home The purpose of this page is to provide information on figuring and claiming the deduction for business use of your home. It contains special rules for child care providers including standard meal and snack rates.

IRS’s Form W-10 Individuals claiming the Child and Dependent Care Credit must provide identifying information for all persons or organizations that provide care for the qualifying child. You can use Form W-10 to provide the necessary information to your clients.

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Child Care Provider Recognition

Recognizing the need to raise the status and visibility of quality child care, the Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation (TLLCCF) created the Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children’s TYLENOL® National Child Care Teacher Awards™. These awards acknowledge the critical role of child care teachers in providing quality early care and education.

Provider Appreciation Day is a special day to recognize child care providers, teachers and educators of young children everywhere.

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Early Childhood Training

Adirondack Community College

Empire State College

Fulton Montgomery Community College

Hudson Valley Community College

Maria College

Schenectady County Community College

SUNY Cobleskill

The College of St. Rose

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Resources for Parents

Our mission is to enhance parenting skills, knowledge, and behavior through a strong, statewide network that promotes and improves parenting education.

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More Useful Links

Cornell Cooperative Extension is a key outreach system of Cornell University with a strong public mission and an extensive local presence that is responsive to needs in New York communities.

AfterSchoolPRO the newest resource for afterschool and out-of-school time professionals.

Fit Source: A Web Directory for Providers links child care and afterschool providers to a wide variety of physical activity and nutrition resources.

Literacy Corner provides useful information about helping young children (3-6 years) develop the skills they need to begin to read and write

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