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The internet is full of useful information for child care providers. Below is a list

of internet links including a brief description.




                                                                             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).

American Red Cross- The Red Cross offers onsite training, train-the-trainer courses, as well as blended learning and online training classes to meet your needs. Learn more about the First Aid, AED and CPR certificate and training, to gain the skills you need to prepare for and respond to emergencies through American Red Cross training classes, including First Aid, AED and CPR training.

Baby Sign Language - 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 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.

Core Body Of Knowledge A book that outlines recommended practices for professionals who work with young children. These practices offer a road map for building meaningful relationships with children and families for creating nurturing, stimulating environments, and for developing oneself as a professional in this incredibly important field.

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

The New York State Early Learning Guidelines will help you give children your best and a strong foundation for learning the rest of their lives. They will also support you in becoming a more knowledgeable, effective teacher.


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.





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