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211 Finger Lakes - 2-1-1 is a free, 24 hours a day, call center with trained specialists for information and  referrals to human services

American Red Cross- Learn more about the First Aid, AED and CPR certificate and training, responding to emergencies through American Red Cross training classes.

Baby Sign Language - Baby sign language is a great way to help you communicate with your pre-verbal baby.


Cancer Services Program - The Cancer Services Program provides breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings at no cost to men and women who: do not have health insurance or have health insurance that does not cover the cost of these screenings, cannot afford to pay for these services, meet income eligibility and age requirements and live in New York State.


Child Care Aware of America To promote national policies and partnerships to advance the development and learning of all children and to provide vision, leadership, and support to community Child Care Resource & Referral.


Core Body Of Knowledge A book that outlines recommended practices for professionals who work with young children.


Council of Professional Recognition - CDA  The Council promotes improved performance and recognition of professionals in early childhood care and education.


Department of Health New York State has a health insurance plan for kids, called Child Health Plus. Depending on your family's income, your children may be eligible.


Early Care and Learning Council  The Early Care & Learning Council is a statewide organization that works to increase the quality, affordability and capacity of the early care and learning field and does so through training and technical assistance, data management and advocacy initiatives. Our programs are provided to and in partnership with our network of local Child Care Resource & Referral programs across New York State.


The New York State Early Learning Guidelines will help you give children your best and a strong foundation for learning the rest of their lives. They will also support you in becoming a more knowledgeable, effective teacher.


LiveScan Fingerprinting service - individuals that need to have fingerprints taken need to schedule an appointment by going to the enrollment website or calling 1-877-472-6915


National Afterschool Association  The National Afterschool Association mission is to be the leading voice of the after-school profession dedicated to the development, education and care of children and youth during their out of school hours. Phone: 1(800) 617-8242


National Association for the Education of Young Children - Promoting excellence in early childhood education phone: 1(866) NAEYC-4U

National Association for Family Child Care  NAFCC is dedicated to advocating for the family child care profession by collaborating with other local, state, and national organizations who contribute to the family child care field to increase awareness about and improve the quality of family child care.


National Child Care Information Center  The National Child Care Information Center (NCCIC) is a national clearinghouse and technical assistance center that links parents, providers, policy-makers, researchers, and the public to early care and education information. phone: 1(800) 616-2242

New York State Parenting Education Project NYSPEP is a statewide network of parenting professionals who help parents obtain the tools and skills necessary to raise healthy and happy children in a caring and nurturing environment.  

OCFS - Forms Page Bureau of Early Childhood Services child care forms.

Prevent Child Abuse New York Prevent Child Abuse New York is the only statewide, nonprofit organization in New York dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect. Call 1-800-CHILDREN to reach your state's chapter.


The Parent Guide - Starting Life Together: Your Guide for Building a Nurturing, Healthy Relationship with Your Child -- offers key parenting tips, before and after your child arrives, up to age five.

Regulation Complaints Line 1-800-732-5207         Child Abuse Hot Line 1-800-342-3720

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