REGISTRAR

The Child Care Council of Orange County Registrar Department:

Registrar Supervisor - Margaret Spiezio 

845-294-4012 Ext: 236

Margaret.Spiezio@dfa.state.ny.us 

Registrar Specialist - Beverly Singer 

845-294-4012 Ext: 230

Beverly.Singer@dfa.state.ny.us

Registrar Specialist - Daphnee Hall 

845-294-4012 Ext: 221

Daphnee.Hall@dfa.state.ny.us

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CHILD CARE EMPLOYEE, VOLUNTEER, PARENT, CHILD AND ESSENTIAL VISITORS
HEALTH SCREENING ONE-TIME ATTESTATION

NEW YORK STATE
OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
CHILD CARE ATTENDANCE SHEET

DEAR PROVIDER LETTER OCT 2017 - SUPERVISION

DEAR PROVIDER LETTER OCTOBER 2017 -SUPERVISION (SPANISH)

 

RESOURCES AND INFORMATION

Links for Child Care Professionals:

New York State Child Abuse Hotline

Mandated Reporter
Phone: 1-800-635-1522
Mandated reporters are those people who have a job or are in a profession that makes them legally obligated to notify law enforcement or adult/child protective services about a known or suspected risk to children. Mandated reporters must report this information or face the loss of their jobs and professional licenses and/or even criminal and civil liability, i.e., child care providers (for a list of mandated reporters go to www.ocfs.state.ny.us)

Non-Mandated Reporter
Phone: 1-800-342-3720
A non-mandated reporter should report any suspected abuse but is not required by law to do this.

How to Become a Child Care Provider
As of May 2014 the New York State Office of Children and Family Services
took over the orientation process of becoming a Child Care Provider.
http://www.ocfs.state.ny.us/main/childcare/techreq.asp

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
25 Ways to Make Kids Safer
http://www.childcarecounciloc.org/file_download/e3e3b7ef-2f4e-4fba-ac8b-fabec31a2229

The Real Science of Immunizations
onlinenursepractitionerprograms.com is a website that focuses on nursing careers and educational information. They have compiled 100 websites that will give you the truth on vaccinations.
http://onlinenursepractitionerprograms.com/vaccine-immunization/

Orange County NY DD Connection
A Central Point of Information
The community’s resource for news, information, activities, and events, pertaining to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, educators, providers, and the Orange County Community. Orange County Department of Mental Health’s Developmental Disability Division is responsible for planning, development and coordination of services to support people of all ages with developmental disabilities and their families.
www.orangecountynyddconnection.com

Family Child Care Association of New York State
www.fccanys.org
518-452-1818
The mission of the Family Child Care Association of NYS is to act as a united voice to promote and strengthen the professionalism of providers thereby promoting the quality of family child care.

New York State Association for the Education of Young Children (NYSAEYC)
www.nysaeyc.org
NYSAEYC is the state affiliate of the Nation Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). NYSAEYC works locally to support the development of professionals and to promote quality early care and education for the well-being of all young children and their families.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
www.naeyc.org
NAEYC is the nation’s largest and most influential organization of early childhood educators and others dedicated to improving the quality of programs for children from birth through third grade. It exists for the purpose of leading and consolidating the efforts of individuals and groups working to achieve healthy development and constructive education for all young children and is dedicated to improving the quality of programs for children from birth through third grade.

National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC)
www.nafcc.org
The focus of NAFCC is to provide technical assistance to family child care associations. This assistance is provided through developing leadership and professionalism, addressing issues of diversity, and by promoting quality and professionalism through NAFCC’s Family Child Care Accreditation. NAFCC also administers an accrediation for family and group family child care programs.

Educational Incentive Program
www.tsg.suny.edu
The Educational Incentive Program (EIP) is a scholarship program designed to assist child care providers obtain the training and education they need to provide quality care to children. Child care providers must be caring for children in a facility regulated by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services or the SUNY Training Strategies Group

5 a Day
www.5aday.com
A program developed as a partnership between the National Cancer Institute and the Produce for Better Health Foundation focusing on increasing both the awareness of the health benefits of fruits and vegetables and their consumption in the United States.

New York State Child Health Plus
www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/chplus
New York State’s health insurance plan for uninsured children up to 18 years old regardless of income or minority status. Benefits include well child care, immunizations, treatment of illness or injury, prescription drugs, dental care and more.

NASA Websites for Kids
(http://spaceplace.nasa.gov)
(http://climatekids.nasa.gov)
Perfect for the children in school age programs. The two major NASA web sites for kids can serve as resources for after school programs. NASA’s Space Place is an educational website about space and Earth sciences and technologies for elementary-aged children. NASA’s Climate Kids explains basic climate science with multimedia, games, humor, and crystal clear language for the same age group. Make it fun to explore!
Afterschool Alliance – New York – Afterschoolworks New York

OCFS LINKS/INFORMATION

NYS OCFS (office of children and families) is the regulating body.
www.ocfs.state.ny.us

Watch the regulation webinars at:
http://ocfs.ny.gov/main/childcare/newregsvideo.asp

Each modality has its own set of regulations:

Get your own copy of the  regulations.
Go to: http://ocfs.ny.gov/main/legal/Regulatory/final/

Child Day Care Definitions, Enforcement and Hearings- 413
Day Care Centers (DCC)—418-1.14
School Age Child Care (SACC) —414.14
Group Family Child Care (GFCC)—416.14
Family Child Care (FCC)—417.14

(Also, there is a form of child care – Legally Exempt child care – 415.)

Mandated Training Requirements – ALL MODALITIES
Each provider, assistant and alternate provider must complete a minimum of fifteen hours of training during their first six (6) months of licensing or registration. A total of thirty (30) hours must be completed every two years.  Training must also address all of the following nine (9) topic areas (SACC exempt from SBS #9):


Required Hours and Topics
Each provider, assistant and alternate   provider must complete a minimum of fifteen hours of training during their first six (6) months of licensing or registration. A total of thirty (30) hours must be completed every two years.  Training must also address all of the following nine (9) topic areas (SACC exempt from SBS #9):
1) Principles of childhood development
2) Nutrition & health needs of infants & children
3) Child day care program development
4) Safety and security procedures
5) Business record maintenance & management
6) Child abuse & maltreatment identification & prevention
7) Statutes & regulations pertaining to child day care
8) Statutes & regulations pertaining to child abuse and maltreatment
9) Education & information on the identification, diagnosis and prevention of shaken baby syndrome

NEW DCC and SACC DIRECTORS
All new Directors of day care centers or school age child care programs hired on or after October 1, 2017 will be required to complete an OCFS 15-hour health and safety classroom training either pre-service, or within 3 months of their start date as Director. In addition, current Directors who have not completed the Foundations in Health and Safety eLearning by September 30, 2017 will also be required to complete the OCFS 15-hour health and safety classroom training. There is a cost associated with this training. The goal for this training is to provide DCC and SACC Directors with information on best practices that lead to high quality child care. Call us for our newest schedule.