If you are looking for child care or want to become a NYS Day Care Provider then JCEO’s Day Care Program is a good place to start.
What we can do for parents:
Assist parents with finding safe, reliable and affordable day care that meets the individual needs of a family.
In order to assist parents with finding adequate child care, staff will need to gather the following information:
- The type of child care you desire
- The geographic area
- The hours of care needed
- The ages of the children, as well as other information on any special needs your child might have.
Staff will utilize this information to compile a list of providers that will meet your family’s individual needs. You must remember that this is just a starting point. Once you are given the list of providers it will be your responsibility to contact each provider to schedule a visit.
Further information can be obtained by visiting the Office of Children and Family Services’ website at http://ocfs.ny.gov/main/childcare/referralagencys.asp. The website offers valuable information to individuals trying to secure child care, such as a brochure (As you think about childcare…) as well as a video on selecting quality child care.
What we can do for providers:
The Day Care Program has funding available to help individuals who are interested in establishing a Day Care Program in their home.
We provide limited funds to Day Care Providers to help them purchase health and safety related items for their program.
We offer training and technical assistance, as well as provide informational materials/resources on:
- developmentally appropriate practices
- health related issues
- and best practices in program management.
We work with providers to identify unmet training needs and assist them in gaining the information they need, as well as coordinate trainings when none exist.
We maintain a toy and resource lending library for Day Care Providers.
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
CACFP provides aid to childcare providers for the delivery of nutritious foods that contributes to the healthy development of young children. CACFP is a cash reimbursement program. This is an elective program where providers are reimbursed for healthy meals served.