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Provider Appreciation - May, 2017

Provider Appreciation Day is held so everyone can appreciate the number and importance of child care workers.  The early childhood profession not only plays a critical role in supporting healthy families and children but is also a key part of our local and national economy. It takes a dedicated person to be successful in the demanding world of today’s child care profession.  

Daily winners were drawn and announced on Facebook.

Shannen Amato
Tammy Bodine
Linda Jensen
Jessica Potter
Wendy Vaillancourt
Carolyn Lindner
Dundee Children's Center
Kerry Wilkinson
Jeanine Hill
Mackenzie Pacyliak
Creative Choices
Julie Hinkal
Arlene Martin
Ann Marie Wilson
Krista Brown
Jennifer Ford
Tina Jaeger
Rainbow Junction
Christine Smith
Kimberly Bancroft
Courtney Cornwell
Leah Reese
Allison Smith
Jen Mosich
Elizabeth Taylor

Grand Prize Winners

Melissa Parsons

Rebecca Rossignol

Diana Billerbeck

The child care profession is one of the most underpaid occupations in the country; yet early childhood is the most critical developmental period for all children. Many community partners donated prizes to recognize the child care providers in Ontario, Seneca and Yates Counties. 

Abigail’s Restaurant

Angel’s Family Restaurant

Barristers B&B

BJ’s Wholesale

Bristol Valley Theater

Bristol Views B&B

Ciccino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant

Connie’s Diner

Dewey’s Tavern

Downtown Deli

Earthly Possessions

Finger Lakes Family Chiropractic & Wellness

Kimberly’s Creations

Knapp & Schlappi

McDonald’s Restaurant

Pizza Hut

Seneca Farms

Seneca Lake Duck Hunters Association

Sinicropi Florist & Gift Shop

Tammy Bursley


The Copy Shop

The Renaissance Shoppe

Tops Markets

Ventosa Vineyards

Zotos International

We would like to extend our sincerest thank you for your participation in our Provider Appreciation Celebration event.  The generosity of community partners like these helped make this event a great success. Their participation in this event has helped us reach our goal of recognizing and celebrating the child care profession’s dedication to and support of the children of our communities.

2016 Early Care & Learning Council Parent Survey!

   Why Quality Matters!

2016 Parents and the High Cost of Child Care CCAOA Report

Child Care Aware of America’s 2016 report, Parents and the High Cost of Child Care 2016 CCAOA Report, summarizes the cost of child care across the country, examines the importance of child care as a workforce support and as an early learning program, and explores the effect of high costs on families’ child care options.

Child Care Aware of America 2016 State Fact Sheet!



The Child Care Aware of America 2016 State Fact Sheets are out! Get stats on child care in your state at: or see the full report in our documents and printables, CCAOA 2016 State Fact Sheets Full Report.

2016 New York State fact sheets are also available at this link: 2016 Child Care in the State of New York Fact Sheet

2017 Calendar Keepers Available!




2017 Calendar Keepers are available upon request at the Canandaigua, Penn Yan, Geneva and Seneca Falls site for $14.00! Please contact the Office Manager at the above sites and they can assist you.


Employment Opportunities at Child and Family Resources


If you are interested in working with our agency, send a resume to or mail to our Penn Yan site. Resumes will be kept on file for future openings.

 Attention Child Care Programs!

"The New York State Office of Children & Family Services has issued an October 2015 newsletter. The letter as always includes information that aids in remaining in compliance with the Child Day Care Regulations. Therefore, it is important that the letter be read and referred to as needed."


 Provider Recognition

New Provider

  Lindsay Loiacono

New CACFP Participants

  Mackenzie Pacyliak
  Jennifer Ford

Child Care News

Let's Move! Child Care

To help reverse the trend, First Lady Michelle Obama introduced Let's Move! Child Care. To encourage child care providers to make simple changes within their programs and achieve best practices in health and nutrition. The Let's Move! Child Care initiative provides tips, webinars and other online resources for child care providers focused on 5 goals: increasing physical activity, reducing screen time, improving food and beverage choices, and supporting infant feeding.