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The internet is full of useful information for both Child Care Providers and parents. Below is a list of internet links including a brief description. The list is divided into sections; parents and child care providers, however the links may be helpful to everyone!

 

 

                                                                           Child Abuse Hotline:

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

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

 

Child Care Provider Links


211 Finger Lakes - 2-1-1 is a free, confidential three digit phone number, available 24 hours a day, everyday, connecting you to a local call center with specialists trained to provide you information and referrals to human services that best address your needs.

American Academy of Pediatrics- The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and its member pediatricians dedicate their efforts and resources to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. The AAP has approximately 60,000 members in the United States, Canada and Latin America. Members include pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists. More than 34,000 members are board-certified and called Fellows of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP).


Baby Sign Languague - Baby sign language is a great way to help you communicate with your pre-verbal baby. Baby sign language helps babies that are ready to communicate, but can’t quite bridge the gap to full speech. Baby sign language has numerous benefits. Most importantly, signing is a lot of fun and helps you bond with your child. Research also shows that babies that utilize sign language get a great start in life – with increased vocabularies and more advanced cognitive skills, even years after they have stopped signing.

Cancer Services Program
 - The Cancer Services Program provides breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings at no cost to men and women who: do not have health insurance or have health insurance that does not cover the cost of these screenings, cannot afford to pay for these services, meet income eligibility and age requirements and live in New York State.

 

Child Care Aware of America To promote national policies and partnerships to advance the development and learning of all children and to provide vision, leadership, and support to community Child Care Resource & Referral. 

 

Child Care Bureau - The Child Care Bureau is dedicated to enhancing the quality, affordability, and availability of child care for all families. The Child Care Bureau administers federal funds to states, territories, and tribes to assist low-income families in accessing quality child care for children when the parents work or participate in education or training.

Child Care Nutrition Resource System  -  provides information to persons working in the USDA's Child Nutrition Programs.

Child Care Exchange
  For over 30 years, Exchange has promoted the exchange of ideas among leaders in early childhood programs worldwide through its magazine, books, training products, training seminars, and international conferences.

Council of Professional Recognition - CDA  The Council promotes improved performance and recognition of professionals in early childhood care and education — the people who work with children from birth through five years of age in early childhood centers, family child care homes, and as home visitors. The Council sets the policies and procedures for assessment and credentialing, publishes the Competency Standards and other material used for CDA credentialing, and administers the assessment.

Early Care and Learning Council
  High quality early care and learning programs are critical to the healthy development of children and to the economic health of communities.  The Early Care & Learning Council is a statewide organization that works to increase the quality, affordability and capacity of the early care and learning field and does so through training and technical assistance, data management and advocacy initiatives. Our programs are provided to and in partnership with our network of local Child Care Resource & Referral programs across New York State

 

Early Childhood - Promotes professional development and high quality early childhood and school age programs

 

Educational Incentive Program

 to download EIP Information Booklet and Application

 

LiveScan Fingerprinting service - individuals that need to have fingerprints taken need to schedule an appointment by going to the enrollment website or calling 1-877-472-6915

 

National Association for the Education of Young Children - Promoting excellence in early childhood education phone: 1(866) NAEYC-4U


National Child Care Information Center  The National Child Care Information Center (NCCIC) is a national clearinghouse and technical assistance center that links parents, providers, policy-makers, researchers, and the public to early care and education information. phone: 1(800) 616-2242

 

New York State Department of Health Cancer Services Program

The Cancer Services Program provides breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings at no cost to men and women who qualify. Follow this link for county contacts and cancer screening, support and information.
 
New York State Parenting Education Project
NYSPEP is a statewide network of parenting professionals who help parents obtain the tools and skills necessary to raise healthy and happy children in a caring and nurturing environment.  


OCFS - Forms Page Bureau of Early Childhood Services child care forms.


Office of Children and Family Services
 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. We will achieve results by setting and enforcing policies, building partnerships, and funding and providing quality services


Prevent Child Abuse New York
 Prevent Child Abuse New York is the only statewide, nonprofit organization in New York dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect. Call 1-800-CHILDREN to reach your state's chapter. 



Parent Links


211 Finger Lakes - 2-1-1 is a free, confidential three digit phone number, available 24 hours a day, everyday, connecting you to a local call center with specialists trained to provide you information and referrals to human services that best address your needs.

AfterSchool Works! New York
-  AfterSchool Works! New York is the official state affiliate of the National Afterschool Association and serves as a non-profit membership association for afterschool professionals in New York State. Through an extensive network of intermediaries, training organizations and child care resource and referral agencies, we provide information, training, credentialing and support to afterschool professionals in order to build high-quality, sustainable afterschool programs that meet the needs of children, youth and their families 

 

Cancer Services Program - The Cancer Services Program provides breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings at no cost to men and women who: do not have health insurance or have health insurance that does not cover the cost of these screenings, cannot afford to pay for these services, meet income eligibility and age requirments and live in New York State.

 

Child Care Aware of America To promote national policies and partnerships to advance the development and learning of all children and to provide vision, leadership, and support to community Child Care Resource & Referral.

 

Child Health Insurance

 New York State has a health insurance plan for kids, called Child Health Plus. Depending on your family's income, your child may be eligible to join either Child Health Plus A (formerly Children's Medicaid) or Child Health Plus B. Both Child Health Plus A and B are available through dozens of providers throughout the state. Enrolling in Child Health Plus is easy.


Child Care Aware Newsletters Subscribe to "Are You Aware?" or visit "Daily Parent" archives
   
Easter Seals
 - Easter Seals provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities have equal opportunity to live, learn, work and play. Phone: 1(800)221-6827

 


Families USA
 - Families USA is a national nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans.


Mother's and More - Mothers & More offers programs and activities that help to create an extended neighborhood of women with whom members can share concerns, friendship, acceptance and FUN.

National Afterschool Association  The National Afterschool Association mission is to be the leading voice of the after-school profession dedicated to the development, education and care of children and youth during their out of school hours. Phone: 1(800) 617-8242

 

National Association for Family Child Care  NAFCC is dedicated to advocating for the family child care profession by collaborating with other local, state, and national organizations who contribute to the family child care field to increase awareness about and improve the quality of family child care.

 

New York State Department of Health Cancer Services Program The Cancer Services Program provides breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings at no cost to men and women who qualify. Follow this link for county contacts and cancer screening, support and information.
 
New York State Parenting Education Project
NYSPEP is a statewide network of parenting professionals who help parents obtain the tools and skills necessary to raise healthy and happy children in a caring and nurturing environment.  

New York State Parent Education and Awareness Program
: The New York State Parent Education and Awareness Program is designed to educate divorcing or separating parents about the impact of their breakup on their children. The primary goal is to teach parents ways they can reduce the stress of family changes and protect their children from the negative effects of ongoing parental conflict in order to foster and promote their children’s healthy adjustment and development.


No Child Left Behind
  A commitment to ensure that all children receive a high quality education so that no child is left behind. phone: 1(800) USA-LEARN 


Zero to Three
   Zero to Three is a leading resource on the first year of life with infants, toddlers and families.phone: 1 (202) 638-1144

 

 

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