Child Care Division
Child Care Division provides information, resources and assistance on quality child care to families, child care providers and DCCNY member agencies. Activities include providing consultations and referrals to families seeking affordable child care, and offering training opportunities to child care providers and potential child care professionals, including support and technical assistance to registered family and group family child care providers and DCCNY member center based child care programs
Early Childhood Training Institute
The Council’s Early Childhood Training Institute offered over 3,000 training hours in both English and Spanish to over 500 child care professionals from the five boroughs. Training topics included Medication Administration Training (MAT), SUNY Health & Safety, Becoming a Family Child Care Provider, Introduction to the Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale (FCCERS), and Record Keeping for Child Care Providers, to name just a few.
The Council’s Infant/Toddler Specialists are a resource for our member centers and other regulated or licensed child care sites. Our Specialists offer focused attention and expertise to the individualized needs of the infant and young toddler population. Services include technical assistance, individualized intensive technical assistance, and training opportunities.
The Infant/Toddler program provides many hours of training to child care professionals. Topics include Infant and Toddler Learning and Development, Directing Infant and Toddler Programs, Transitioning from Preschool to Infants and Toddlers, Using the Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale (ITERS) to Arrange Classroom Environment, and Infant and Toddler Discipline and Guidance. We continue to work in collaboration with the NYC CCR&R Consortium and 21 child care centers implementing the Infant/Toddler Rating Scale (ITERS) to improve program quality, as well as provide technical assistance to child care providers in all modalities of child care. Over 100 technical assistance calls, and over 75 hours of intensive (one to one) technical assistance hours are completed in each contract year by the NYC CCR&R Infant/Toddler Program.
James C. Hall, Jr. Family Child Care Network
The staff at the James C. Hall, Jr. Family Child Care Network continues to work with 150 family child care providers in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) serving approximately 1,200 children. Approximately 450 monitor visits were made to child care homes participating in the program. Network staff conducts provider trainings throughout the year to support providers’ quality child care. Also, the Network’s annual Provider Appreciation Day luncheon and annual Holiday Celebration were held to celebrate the work of these providers.
Health Care Consultancy Program
Our Health Care Consultant continues to work with child care centers, family child care providers, and informal providers to implement NYS medication regulations. Our Health Care Consultancy Program holds Medication Administration Trainings (MAT) to prepare child care professionals to administer medications to children in their programs . Emergency Medication Administration (EMA) training was added to our efforts in order to facilitate the use of inhalers, Epi-pens, and nebulizers by providers for children in their care with medication needs.
Over the past 10 years the , Child Developement Support Corporation, Chinese American Planning Council, Commitee for Hispanic Children and Families, and the Day Care Council of New York– operate as a working partnership referred to as the New York City Child Care Resource and Referral Consortium.
The Day Care Council of New York was pleased to be awarded the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) CCR&R contract as coordinating agency for all the five boroughs in New York City in October, 2007. As a Consortium, we work together to achieve the performance targets required by OCFS.
For more information on the NYC Child Care Resource & Referral Consortium log on to: http://www.nycchildcareconsortium.org