Clinton and Franklin County’s child care community includes approximately 152 family child care homes, 33 child care centers and 17 school-age child care programs. The balance of early care and learning programs are a combination of nursery schools, preschools and Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) programs that are not under the regulatory authority of the NYS OCFS. For more detailed information view our Supply and Demand Chart . The Child Care Council is your resource for developing and maintaining your child care program. See our Professional Development Calendar for upcoming training opportunities. Technical Assistance & Training are available on site to Registered or Licensed Child Care Providers. Continuing education is a sure way to help maintain the high quality program you wish to have. On site consultation and technical assistance with the caregiver or program is offered on a one on one basis. An environmental ratings scale could be used to develop a quality improvement plan to help the caregiver and/or program to resolve concerns or improve quality.
Some examples of potential technical assistance may include: • Toileting concerns • Biting behaviors • Program planning for all ages • Outdoor play • Creative messy play • Working with children with special needs • Child care regulations • And many more!
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