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Helpful Child Care Program Links


The following are links to useful child care related websites

National Organizations

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) – www.naeyc.org
Association dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with a particular focus on education and development from birth to age 8.

Child Care Aware America- www.naccrra.org
The Nation’s leading voice for childcare. Providing high quality childcare to 99 percent of the United States, the NACCRRA works with 800 local and nationwide agencies

New York State Organizations:

Educational Incentive Program (EIP) and Medication Administration Training (MAT) – http://www.ecetp.pdp.albany.edu 
A resource offered by one of the largest university-based continuing education programs in the nation. Multi levels of early childhood education and training programs are available.

New York State Association for the Education of Young Children (NYSAEYC) – www.nysaeyc.org
Focus on the excellence in early care and education services for NYS children and families, through education, advocacy and the support of the profession.

Family Child Care Association of New York State (FCCANYS) – www.fccanys.org  FCCANYS is a statewide professional organization dedicated to supporting family child care providers and associations.

Early Care and Learning Council – www.earlycareandlearning.org
A statewide network rooted in childcare resources and referral agencies, making these services available to all levels of children, providers and educators.

After School Works NY – www.afterschoolworksny.org A nonprofit membership association of after school professionals in New York State.

Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) – www.ocfs.state.ny.us/main/
Services that span from foster care/adoption to protective services for both children and vulnerable adults. These programs were formerly administered by State Department of Social Services.

New York State Department of Health/Child and Adult Care Food Program (NYSDOH/CACFP) – www.health.ny.gov/prevention/nutrition/cacfp
A resource for providers to help ensure safely prepared and nutritious meals to children and adults in day care settings.

Winning Beginning NY – http://www.winningbeginningny.org/
A statewide coalition dedicated to enforcing early learning and education to policy makers and the public, as well as promoting the benefits for children, families and society.

Report/Prevent Child Abuse – Call 1-800-342-3720 OR TDD/TTY:1-800-638-5163

Local Organizations:

Hamilton County Department of Social Services – The agency responsible for child care subsidy payments, adoption and foster care, child protective and preventaitve services, food stamps, HEAP and more in Hamilton County.

Warren County Department of Social ServicesThe agency responsible for child care subsidy payments, adoption and foster care, child protective and preventaitve services, food stamps, HEAP and more in Warren County.

Washington County Department of Social Services The agency responsible for child care subsidy payments, adoption and foster care, child protective and preventative services, food stamps, HEAP and more in Washington County.

Cornell Cooperative Extension Warren CountyThis agency provides programming in the following areas: 4H, family focus, nutrtion, diet and health, gardening and landscape, natural resources and school enrichment.

Cornell Cooperative Extension Washington CountyThis agency provides expertise on topics such as: agriculture, horticulture, youth and families, the environment, financial management, food, nutrtion and health and community development.

Washington County Economic Opportunity CouncilThis agency provides the following services in Washington County: home and family services, employment and training, and Head Start/Early Head Start.

Upcoming Classes & Events

2020 Spring Lecture Series

Registration is open for the 2020 Spring Lecture Series.  The series of workshops will be held Tuesday evenings, March 3 – April 7 from 6:30-9:00 pm.  Classes will be held at the Washington County Annex 2, 411 Lower Main Street, Hudson Falls/  Cost:  $250 (Member) and $275 (Non Member).  Deadline to register is February 28, 2020. 2020 Spring Lecture Series Brochure  

Health & Safety Training: Competencies for Becoming a Family or Group Family Child Care Provider

A 15 hour training program, required for becoming a registered or licensed child care provider, is being offered by the Southern Adirondack Child Care Network. Learn how to enhance the quality of your new program and run a business that keeps children healthy and safe from potentially harmful situations in early childhood settings.  Health & Safety Registration Form.  Additional Information:  Letter Added to Health & Safety Flyer and Steps for Registering for Health & Safety Class.  You can now register and pay on line with a credit card. http://www.saccn.org/registration/ . When: Monday, January 6; Tuesday, January 7 and Wednesday, January 8, 2020 Time: 9:00-3:00

Exploring the Science of Sounds Workshop

Based on Abigail Flesch’s book, “Exploring the Science of Sounds,” this workshop shares musical ideas for all ages and incorporates science, technology, engineering, arts and math in the fun activities that children and adults enjoy as they delve into their own curiosities.    Exploring The Science of Sounds   Call the Child Care Network at 518 798-7972 to register for one of the sessions. Thursday, October 10, 6:00-8:00 pm, Greenwich Public Library Thursday, November 21, 6:00-8:00, Washington County Annex 2, 411 Lower Main Street, Hudson Falls Thursday, December 5, 6:00-8:00, The Richards Library, Warrensburg