Financial Assistance

CSEA/VOICE Professional Development Program

The CSEA/Voice Professional Development Program is designed to help Family and Group Family Child Care providers afford quality training. Sign up with VOICE and register for training with us, free of charge.

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.

The Dianne Meckler Scholarship

The Diane Meckler Scholarship was created and named after the Council’s first executive director to celebrate and honor her leadership. 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. To apply, please submit the following information:

Name of applicant’s child care program, license/registration number, the number of years you have worked in the child care field, and how you will use the scholarship. Write an essay stating the reason you should be the recipient of the Dianne Meckler Scholarship. Be sure to include a description of your leadership accomplishments. Please include your name and phone number in the top left corner of the essay.

This scholarship is awarded annually at the Child Care Provider Appreciation Dinner. Applications are accepted all year.