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Individuals with special needs who may wish to request information in an alternate accessible format are encouraged to call our office at 718-398-6738 or email Elizabeth Best, CCR&R Coordinator.

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Play Dough or iPads in Early Childhood? Experts Say Both 

No Smokers: Setting Up Policies Barring Smokers in Early Childhood Settings.
 

2015 UPCOMING TRAINING & WORKSHOPS

Essentials in Starting a Child Care Business 
June 6; July 11, and Sept.12

Health & Safety Training
Weekday:  July 6-8; August 3-5 and Sept. 14-16
Weekend: June 20 and 27

Saturday Workshops
July 25 Building Collaborative relationships with Families PCAN
August 29 What is High Quality Infant Toddler Care?
Sept. 19 Building Resiliency in young Children-DECCA

Early Childhood Videoconferences
June 18 Looking at your Child Care Program through a Different Lens
Sept. 3  Moving and Grooving in Your Child Care Program

Infant Child CPR and First Aid Certification Training
June12; July 10; August 14, and September 19

Poison Control – facilitated by the NYC Poison Control Program
June 6; July 11; September 12

THE OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED

July 3     Independence Day
Sept. 7    Labor Day
Nov. 2     
Black Solidarity Day


Free Online Child Care Search

Welcome to the Online Child Care Search an easy way to find a list of child care providers in your area at your convenience 24/7. The search will help you locate a child care provider that meets your needs. The Online Child Care Provider Search offers a portion of the wide spectrum of child care services offered by CDSC’s Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) department. 

For additional child care services or to speak to a parent counselor, call 
718.398.6738 or fill out our Child Care Request Form and a parent counselor will  contact you within 24 hours.  

News, Events, & Highlights

NYC Styrofoam Ban

 NYC is going green with the Syrofoam Ban that will be going into effect July 1, 2015.  Please take a look at the official press release which is available in multiple languages.  For information on how to apply for a hardship exemption, take a look at our guidance document.


Child_Care_Provider_Resource_Day_2015.pdf
 


In order to obtain an application to apply for a child care program license or registration you will first need to take the Child Day Care Orientation. This orientation will walk you through the information you need to know to determine if you are interested and able to start a child care program in New York State. It outlines the necessary requirements for opening a child care program, highlighting the child care regulations, space requirements, information about proper ratios and staffing and resources for support. This orientation will also introduce you to the important rules and regulations you need to know in order to run your business. And you’ll find out some information about how to best care for children in your program. Visit the Child Day Care Orientation to find out more.


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WEBMASTER

To report a problem with our website or if you have any questions, comments and/or other issues regarding our website, please email mmassac@cdscnyc.org or call 718-398-2050 ext. 8219.

Updated 6/10/14