|CHILD/ADULT CARE FOOD PROGRAM (C/ACFP)||Provides reimbursement for qualifying meals and snacks serviced in all types of regulated or approved day care settings. Promotes the health and well being of infants, children and adults in day care by insuring that day care providers serve nutritious and safely prepared meals and snacks.||Suffolk||CHILD/ADULT CARE FOOD PROGRAM (C/ACFP)||CHILD CARE COUNCIL OF SUFFOLK, INC.|
|DIVISION OF CHILD CARE SERVICES-LONG ISLAND REGIONAL OFFICE||Provides resources to assist parents with their child care needs, individuals with concerns regarding the health or safety of a child in a day care program and individuals involved in running or initiating a day care program. Oversees Licenses and Monitors Daycare and Home based Daycare Facilities. Offers online information including a Child Care Facility Search feature which provides a listing of regulated child care providers in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. For further information of guidance in the selection and location of child care services, please contact the Child Care Council of Suffolk (631)462-0303 or the Child Care Council of Nassau at (516)358-9250.||Suffolk||DIVISION OF CHILD CARE SERVICES-LONG ISLAND REGIONAL OFFICE||NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES|
|EDUCATION SERVICES||Develops and offers professional development (training, coaching, and technical assistance) consistent with the New York State Core Body of Knowledge Core Competencies for all modalities of child care (Family, Group Family, Center and School Age). Council offers the New York State Office of Children & Family Services (NYS OCFS) mandated 15 hour Foundations in Health & Safety Training required for registration of licensing of new Family/Group Family providers; recruitment and business practices workshops; technical assistance for potential and new providers of all modalities, Medication Administration Training (MAT) required for those that administer medication to children in their program and The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential for early childhood education professionals.
New York State Training and Technical Assistance Professional Credentialed specialists are available with expertise in infants and toddlers, preschool and elementary/middle school development, care and education. Council staff provide interactive in-person professional development at Council as well as at your location (through fee for service) as requested by programs and community agencies. Topics for training, coaching, and/or technical assistance include but are not limited tio all NYS OCFS required topics for the 30 hours of mandated training; child growth and development; responding to challenging behaviors; family and community relationships; culturally responsive practice; observation and assessment; environment and curriculum; health. safety and nutrition; coping with tragedy, trauma and disasters; professionalism and leadership; administration and management; NYS OCFS regulations; national accreditation self-studies; and professional development planning. Bilingual (English/Spanish) services are available.||Nassau||EDUCATION SERVICES||CHILD CARE COUNCIL OF NASSAU, INC.|
|EDUCATION SERVICES||Provides ongoing support and technical assistance to those interested in developing or expanding family child care homes or child care centers. Offers a variety of training opportunities to family providers, parents and center staff. Maintains job bank for those interested in child care employment.||Suffolk||EDUCATION SERVICES||CHILD CARE COUNCIL OF SUFFOLK, INC.|
|FAMILY CHILD CARE||Provides a network of home-based day care in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and Long Island. Young children (and older siblings after school) are cared for in registered provider homes for full or part days. ACD and OES funding and scholarships are available to eligible families. Also offers training workshops for providers with an emphasis on Jewish culture and early childhood development. For further information of guidance in the selection and location of child care services, please contact the Child Care Council of Suffolk (631)462-0303 or the Child Care Council of Nassau at (516)358-9250.||FAMILY CHILD CARE||JEWISH CHILD CARE ASSOCIATION|
|HEALTH CARE CONSULTANT/MAT TRAINING||Offers child care providers, over the age of 18 and licensed or registered by New York State Office of Children and Family Services, the MAT (Medication Administration Training) certifying child care providers to administer medication to children in their programs. Also offers parents and child care providers health care consults with RN's on any issue regarding MAT and non-MAT Health Care Programs. Will conduct site visits to ensure compliance with state child care regulations and act as resources for child care providers.||Suffolk||HEALTH CARE CONSULTANT/MAT TRAINING||CHILD CARE COUNCIL OF SUFFOLK, INC.|
|HEALTH SERVICES||Provides assistance to Child Care Providers by helping them develop their Health Care Plans that describe how they will meet the requirements and standards set by New York State with regards to health policies and medication. After preparation of the Health Care Plan, a site visit is made to ensure compliance with the plan and to verify administration in their program.
Health Services is presently made up of two Registered Nurses (RNs) who are Health Care Consultants. Both are trained as Medication Administration Training (MAT) instructors and provide the 8 hour required program at Child Care Council of Nassau.
The department actively develops, prepares and presents educational programs for child care providers, both at the Child Care Council of Nassau and at individual programs. The Health Care Consultants field many technical assistance phone calls and act as a source of information and guidance in caring for the health needs of all children in child care. MAT courses offered.||Nassau||HEALTH SERVICES||CHILD CARE COUNCIL OF NASSAU, INC.|
|INFANT/TODDLER RESOURCE CENTER||Provides licensed and registered child care providers caring for children birth to 3 years old with technical assistance, training and appropriate resources.||Suffolk||INFANT/TODDLER RESOURCE CENTER||CHILD CARE COUNCIL OF SUFFOLK, INC.|
|RIVERHEAD SATELLITE OFFICE||Works with parents, providers, businesses, and community organizations to help promote the availability of quality child care services in the area. Provides parents with referrals and information on evaluating quality child care, plus resources on various parenting issues. Also offers providers access to valuable training and support services for new or established programs.||Suffolk||RIVERHEAD SATELLITE OFFICE||CHILD CARE COUNCIL OF SUFFOLK, INC.|
|THE MARKS FAMILY RIGHT FROM THE START 0-3+ CENTER||Provides support and information to families raising young children(0-6 years). Provides specially trained interdisciplinary teams, to help parents assess their child's development. Offers individual assessment treatment for postpartum depression therapeutic treatment for special problems a multimedia library and a training center for child care workers,nannies grandparents,and other care-givers. Offers parent support and education groups, and formal courses on all phases of child development. Call for more information.||Nassau||THE MARKS FAMILY RIGHT FROM THE START 0-3+ CENTER||NORTH SHORE CHILD AND FAMILY GUIDANCE CENTER|