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Our Mission  

Child and Family Resources is dedicated to providing affordable, accessible programs that enhance and support the education of parents, caregivers, and child care providers, as well as encourage the highest quality of care and positive learning experiences for young children.

  

Child Care Referral Hotline:

Toll Free: 1-(800) 881-5786

 

Hours: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Monday - Friday

 

cfr.info@cfresources.org

Locations

 

     GVA Site     CDGA Site

Penn Yan Center

263 Lake Street | Penn Yan, NY 14527

P: 315-536-1134

F: 315-536-9918

                          

 

Geneva Center

671 S. Exchange Street, | Geneva, NY 14456

P: 315-781-1491

F: 315-789 -2524

 Parking is available on Elizabeth Blackwell St.

                           
 

Canandaigua Center

514 S. Main Street, | Canandaigua, NY 14424

P: 585-919-2476

F: 585-394-2078

By Appointment Only

 

 

 

  

 
 
                  
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Seneca Falls Center

115 Falls Street | Seneca Falls, NY 13148

P: 315-568-0945

F: 315-568-0978

 

 


 

 

 

 

The Children's Center

Yates County Court House

415 Liberty Street  |  Penn Yan, NY 14527

P: 315-531-3438

 

History 

In 1975, a group of local parents established a Preschool in Rushville. In a rural area with many isolated and low income families, few community resources, and no public transportation, the desire for additional services was soon expressed by participating families.

 

The organization, founded by those parents, has since evolved from a parent-cooperative preschool in Rushville to a unique family-centered service organization with locations in Rushville, Penn Yan, Geneva, and Seneca Falls. Known for 20 years as the Child Development Center, we changed our name in 2000 to Child and Family Resources, Inc. The center's programs continue to offer support of the educational, emotional, and social needs of families and children of all ages.

 

 

Child and Family Resources, Inc. is  Best Practice Certified

Throughout New York State, Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (CCR&Rs) are an invaluable link between families, child care providers, and communities. CCR&Rs educate families about high-quality care and help them find it; recruit and train new providers; offer providers technical assistance; and encourage government, business leaders, and the public to support the expansion of high-quality services. In 2006, Child & Family Resources began the process of certification including an agency self assessment, policy and practice evaluation and an on-site review.  Successful completion of the certification signifies that the CCR&R is a high quality, professionally run organization that uses sound business practices.

  

Child and Family Resources has been recognized by New York State Child Care Coordinating Council for the successful completion of the Best Practices Certification Process. For assistance with questions or concerns regarding the quality of child care resource and referral service delivery please contact our Executive Director.  

 

Child and Family Resources, Inc. Achieves National Quality Assurance


National Recognition Establishes Child and Family Resources, Inc. as One of the Leading
Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies in the Country

Child Care Aware of America announced today that the organization has attained Quality Assurance, establishing it as one of the nation’s leading Child Care Resource and Referral agencies (CCR&Rs). The national recognition was awarded by Child Care Aware® of America.

“We are extremely proud to have achieved Child Care Aware® of America Quality Assurance, which identifies our agency as meeting the highest national standards for CCR&R quality,” said Julie Champion, Executive Director, of Child and Family Resources, Inc. “Since 1975, we have been helping families in New York State across Ontario, Seneca and Yates Counties recognize, find and access assistance paying for quality child care, and have been working with our community to identify child care needs and create solutions. This national seal of approval proves that we are succeeding.”

Child Care Aware® of America Quality Assurance is a voluntary, national certification program for the field of Child Care Resource and Referral, including State Networks and local CCR&Rs. It is a rigorous and comprehensive validation process that enables CCR&Rs to meet Best Practices Criteria for delivering outstanding services to parents, providers, businesses and communities.

“Child and Family Resources, Inc. meets national standards for core competencies and services and has proven itself to be one of the best resources for parents seeking information about child care,” said Lynette M. Fraga, Ph.D., Executive Director of Child Care Aware® of America. “Child and Family Resources, Inc.’s achievement of Child Care Aware® of America Quality Assurance solidifies its place as one of the top CCR&Rs in the nation.”

Funding

Major funding for Child & Family Resources is provided by:

  • Community Donations
  • Community & Private Foundations
  • Healthy Families - in partnership with Ontario County
  • NYS Office of Children & Family Services
  • Ontario County DSS
  • Ontario County Youth Bureau
  • United Way of Northern Yates County
  • United Way of Ontario County
  • United Way of Seneca County 
  • Yates County DSS
  • Yates County Youth Bureau

 

 

 Employment Opportunities


 

Registrar

Child Care Registrar and Enrollment staff needed. Perform duties related to supporting and monitoring registered and enrolled child care programs including processing and submission of paperwork, site inspections, complaint inspections, technical assistance supporting quality care and data entry. Maintain state required tracking and documentation requirements. Work includes travel to programs in Ontario, Seneca and Yates Counties. Requires attention to detail, excellent communication skills, problem solving skills and strong computer skills.  Full time, flexible hours, some evenings required, reliable transportation a must.  Minimum of AAS in early childhood education or related field. Experience in early childhood setting a plus. 

 

 

Office Manager-Geneva

Office Manager needed to support resource center providing services to the child care community and families in Ontario County. Perform duties including greeting and intake of customers, processing of LE program enrollment applications, providing child care referrals, routing calls to appropriate staff, maintaining office organization and supply needs and data entry.  Requires excellent computer and telephone skills, data entry experience, exceptional customer service, time management and ability to adapt to changing customer needs. Minimum Qualifications: High school degree and combination of education and experience that leads to the knowledge, organizational skills and ability to provide exceptional customer service and administrative duties. Spanish speaking a plus!


Supervised Visitation Family Educator
Child and Family Resources' Parent support team is inviting applicants for a Supervised Visitation (SPV) Family Educator opening for work in Ontario, Yates Counties. The primary focus is on assisting families involved in the Child Protective System or Family Court. Some non-custodial parents have a history of addiction, violence or abuse. Prior experience in supervised visitation or social work is beneficial. Seeking applicants possessing strength-based and empowerment skills. Applicants must have reliable transportation and be willing to work a flexible schedule as time is based on parent and child availability due to work and school. We have a high need for after school and early evening visitation support. Must be willing to work evenings and weekends as needed. Part time position with potential for full-time work at 37.5 hours per week. AAS in family studies/human services minimum. BA or BSW preferred. Pay range $12 to $16 per hour depending on education and experience.


Please send resume and cover letter to cfr.info@cfresources.org


Volunteering Opportunities

If you are interested in volunteering at one of our sites, please contact the site you are interested in or send an email to cfr.info@cfresources.org.

If you are interested in becoming a Board Member, please contact Julie Champion, Executive Director, (315)-536-1134, ext. 2304 or send an email to
cfr.info@cfresources.org.

 

 Donation Opportunities

 

If you, or your organization, would like to support the work we do for children and families with a financial donation - please consider making a donation online.

 

For more information about giving options, including planned and endowment giving, please contact Julie Champion, Executive Director (315) 536-1134, ext. 2304.

 

 

 

For 990 information call 315-536-1134 ext. 2304