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Provider Resources

Step by step list to help you on your way to becoming a child care provider

voluntary process that demonstrates a program has met quality standards for child care


For Centers:

NAEYC - National Association for the Education of Young Children
​​National, voluntary accreditation system has set professional standards for early childhood education programs, and helped families identify high-quality programs for their young children.
For Family or Group Family Programs:
​NAFCC- National Association for Family Child Care
The only nationally recognized accreditation system designed specifically for family child care providers. This system was designed by hundreds of providers, parents, and early care and education experts in an effort to create a quality indicator for family child care programs across the country.
Dirctors Coalition

Director's Coalition


The coalition consists of child care center directors from Ontario, Seneca and Yates Counties; with the goal to have a professional networking system for support and training. Director’s Coalition meets every other month, facilitated by Child & Family Resources.


  • Meeting focus is determined by the child care directors

  • Suggestions and interests of the members on current topics for discussion are encouraged

  • The group is composed of new directors and directors who have had many years of experience


For more information, Call 315-536-1134 ext. 2314

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Child and Adult Care Food Program

Helps to insure that children in participating child care centers and family child care homes receive healthful meals and snacks and child care providers receive training in nutrition.

​Child & Family Resources is a CACFP sponsor to Family and Group Family Child Care homes in Ontario, Seneca and Yates Counties. 

  • Children develop healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime

  • Parents know their children are eating safe, healthy meals and snacks

  • Providers receive regular training and guidance about nutrition, mealtime and child development topics

  • The reimbursement helps providers buy healthier foods

  • Studies show that children enrolled in CACFP have healthier diets and are not sick as often as other children

  • CACFP payments to providers helps reduce child care costs for working parents

For more information call 315-536-1134 ext. 2310

Becoming a Child Care Provider

Being a child care provider is a profession and our Registration and Legally Exempt staff are here to support you through the process of starting your business.

Steps to Family Child Care -Checklist to assist in becoming a registered or licensed child care provider

FAQ's -Frequently asked questions regarding becoming a child care professional

Legally Exempt Care- 2 children, 3 or more hours a day (non-relative) or care for relatives or care for less than 3 hours per day, per child And Subsidized (receiving subsidy payment from the county for the child care provided)

How to Start a Child Care Business -Virtual sessions, register on our Facebook page or face to face sessions!

Children and Teacher in Kindergarten
For more information or with your application call 800-881-5786
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Provider Network Night

A time for you to network with one another

Topics are dependent on the interest of providers in attendance

For more information call 315-536-1134 ext. 2310

Provider Update Form


Child and Family Resources now has a provider data entry form available to update your program information. Provider Update Form is a writable form. Please fill out the form and return to

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