Child Care Provider Referrals

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    Taxonomy Code: PH-2400.1500

    Programs that provide statewide and community-based services that are designed to improve the availability and quality of child care. These programs maintain lists of child care resources and link families who are in need of child care services with child care centers, licensed family child care homes and other organization-based providers; provide information that helps families become good consumers of child care services; recruit new child care providers to expand the availability of the service locally; provide training and technical assistance for providers; and collect and disseminate data which document the demand for child care services and the current availability of child care resources. Some programs may also make referrals to preschools and many provide referrals to children's play groups.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    CHILD CAREReceives, studies and determines eligibility for Child Care Services. For further information or guidance in the location and selection of child care services, please contact the Child Care Council of Nassau at (516)358-9250.NassauCHILD CARENASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
    COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND ADVOCACYAdvocates for quality, affordable and accessible child care in legislation and public policy for children and families. The Council collaborates and works with other child care organizations and community groups, schools, etc. to educate about and support high-quality child care. Child Care Council of Nassau outreaches to families via numerous organizations and agencies in the community through a variety of venues, including those that serve the Hispanic population (agency events, community fairs, libraries, churches, etc.). Families learn of various workshops, seminars, and webinars related to parenting in the community through email alerts from Council. Council actively participates with other child care and early education agencies in statewide efforts to create a cohesive and comprehensive agenda in Nassau County and Albany, and for clarification, support, and dissemination of statewide information.NassauCOMMUNITY EDUCATION AND ADVOCACYCHILD CARE COUNCIL OF NASSAU, INC.
    COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND ADVOCACYAdvocates for quality, affordable and accessible child care in legislation and public policy for children and families. The Council collaborated and works with other child care organizations and community groups, school, etc. to education about and support high-quality child care. SuffolkCOMMUNITY EDUCATION AND ADVOCACYCHILD CARE COUNCIL OF SUFFOLK, INC.
    DIVISION OF CHILD CARE SERVICES-LONG ISLAND REGIONAL OFFICEProvides 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.SuffolkDIVISION OF CHILD CARE SERVICES-LONG ISLAND REGIONAL OFFICENEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
    EMPLOYER SERVICESProvides consultation services to employers for a fee on child care options. These services include enhanced referrals, worksite needs assessments, work and family seminars, technical assistance in development of on-site centers, dependent care assistance plans (which provide payroll deductions for child care or dependent adult care), intranet child care searches, and other family friendly policies. Council offers employers several options that best suit their business size and budget. Family friendly employers know that these services are a sound investment, not only to your employees, but also an improved corporate image and positive community relations. Employers who are currently implementing one of a variety of child care assistance programs will attest to significant improvement in a broad range of areas such as fewer absences and lateness, increased productivity, improved employer-employee relations, and recruitment and retention of valuable employees.NassauEMPLOYER SERVICESCHILD CARE COUNCIL OF NASSAU, INC.
    EMPLOYER SERVICESProvides technical assistance for employers wishing to establish on-site or near-site child care resource and referral services as employee benefit. On contractual basis to employer, development and implementation of dependent care assistance plans, work site seminars on work and family issues. Offers monthly classes.SuffolkEMPLOYER SERVICESCHILD CARE COUNCIL OF SUFFOLK, INC.
    FAMILY CHILD CAREProvides 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 CAREJEWISH CHILD CARE ASSOCIATION
    HEALTH SERVICESProvides 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.NassauHEALTH SERVICESCHILD CARE COUNCIL OF NASSAU, INC.
    LEGALLY EXEMPT ENROLLMENT SERVICESAdministers enrollment of low income families using friends or family for child care in a DSS program that provides child care subsidies. Inspects legally exempt child providers to ensure they meet minimum health and safety requirements. Technical assistance is provided via phone, on-site or off-site.SuffolkLEGALLY EXEMPT ENROLLMENT SERVICESCHILD CARE COUNCIL OF SUFFOLK, INC.
    PARENT SERVICESProvides free child care resources and referrals to parents or guardians who need child care, an overview of available options, consumer education, information on financial assistance, and resource development and recruitment. Parent Services works with numerous community based organizations agencies, service providers, school districts, institutions of higher learning and the private sector to identify, collaborate, advocate and secure needed services for parents/caregivers. The department maintains a comprehensive NACCRRAware provider database for child care resource and referrals. Parent Services Department's Director is also oversees and coordinates the Legally Exempt Enrollment Program, which is responsible for all legally exempt enrollments. Families in need of child care can access Council's services for free by telephone, through the internet at Council's website, email, mail and fax or in person for child care options that best meet the family needs. Low income parents are given information about eligibility for child care subsidy through the Nassau County Department of Social Services (NC DSS) as well as information from the continously updated child care provider database regarding sliding scales, scholarships and multi-child discounts at various child care facilities. Each parent that calls the Council is offered information on Early Intervention services and/or the Early Childhood Direction Center for children with special needs, current financial information including Earned Income Tax Credits, Child & Dependent Care Credits, and Child Health Plus as well as referrals to assist them re:many other issues concerning the family (ex. legal, domestic violence, mental health, child abuse, etc.). Staff presents "Finding Child Care" workshops and/or sets up informational tables (where a parent counselor ins available to do on-site intakes) at various community fairs, libraries, meetings, conferences and community events. For further information please contact Child Care Council of Nassau at (516)358-9250.NassauPARENT SERVICESCHILD CARE COUNCIL OF NASSAU, INC.
    RESOURCE AND REFERRAL SERVICEProvides free child care resource and referrals to parents or guardians who need child care, an overview of available options, consumer education, information on financial assistance, and resource development and recruitment. Families in need of child care can access Council's services by telephone, through the internet at Council's website, email, mail and fax or in person for child care options that best meet the family needs. Low income parents are given information about eligibility for child care subsidy through the Nassau County Department of Social Services (NC DSS) as well as information from the continuously updated child care provider database regarding sliding scales, scholarships and multi-child discounts at various child care facilities. Each parent that calls the Council is offered information on Early Intervention services and/or the Early Childhood Direction Center for children with special needs, current financial information including Earned Income Tax Credits, Child and Dependent Care Credits, and Child Health Plus as well as referrals to assist them re: many other issues concerning the family (ex. legal, domestic violence, mental health, child abuse, etc.).NassauRESOURCE AND REFERRAL SERVICECHILD CARE COUNCIL OF NASSAU, INC.
    RESOURCE AND REFERRAL SERVICESLinks parents in need of child care with appropriate child care centers, group family child care homes which are licensed by the state, family child care homes which are registered with the state, legally-exempt family child care homes, Head Start programs, school-age child care programs, summer camps, nursery schools, and pre-K programs. Recommendations or endorsements of a particular facility are not made, but the council educates parents about how to evaluate the facility/program according to individual needs. Provides information on financial subsidies and how to find quality child care.SuffolkRESOURCE AND REFERRAL SERVICESCHILD CARE COUNCIL OF SUFFOLK, INC.
    RIVERHEAD SATELLITE OFFICEWorks 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.SuffolkRIVERHEAD SATELLITE OFFICECHILD CARE COUNCIL OF SUFFOLK, INC.

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