Resources

Affiliate Organizations

The Afterschool Alliance is working to ensure that all children have access to affordable, quality afterschool programs. Afterschool programs are critical to children and families today, yet the need for programs is far from being met.

Child Care Aware® of America is our nation’s leading voice for child care. They work with state and local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies (CCR&Rs) and other community partners to ensure that all families have access to quality, affordable child care. They lead projects that increase the quality and availability of child care, offer comprehensive training to child care professionals, undertake research, and advocate for child care policies that improve the lives of children and families.

Family Child Care Association's mission is to unify, promote and strengthen the profession of family child care; enriching the lives of providers, children, families, and communities. 

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is the world's largest and most influential organization working on behalf of children.

New York State Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NYSAEYC) mission is to promote excellence in early care and education services for NYS children and families, through education, advocacy and the support of the profession.

New York State Early Care & Learning Council's (ECLC), is a statewide, not-for-profit, membership organization.  Their mission is to promote excellence in early care and education with equal access for all families.

Business Resources

Tom Copeland A blog about running a family child care business focusing on the business side, including record keeping, taxes, contract, legal, insurance, money management and retirement planning.

Forms The Office of Children & Family Services maintains a database of forms child care providers in NYS need.  You can find them here.  Child Care Solutions will be adding additional forms in the future. 

Caring For Children With Special Needs

Mid-State Early Childhood Direction Center (ECDC) provides information, referral and support to families and professionals working with children, both typically developing and those with special education needs, ages birth through five.