Mar 29, 2023
New CCAP (Child Care Assistance Program) Eligibility Questionnaire.
Did you know that families you work with may be eligible for child care at low or no cost
through the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)? OCFS has released a new online CCAP Eligibility
Questionnaire to help families see if they may be eligible. The questionnaire is quick, simple,
and available in 13 languages.
Visit the CCAP website for resources including a link to the questionnaire, information
on what CCAP means for both families and providers, and more.
Mar 27, 2023
Auto Injector Initiative.
An estimated one (1) in 13 children is impacted by allergies. Many children experience events
for the first time while in child care, these may include new foods and insect bites. There is no
way to predict when a child will have an allergic reaction. If anaphylaxis were to occur, is your
child care program prepared to respond? Epinephrine is the first line drug of choice for the
emergency treatment of severe allergic reactions. Having a non-patient specific auto-injector in
your program's emergency tool kit, and the knowledge of how to use it, is a lifesaving investment.
So why wait? Visit the OCFS website and participate in the cost-free
Auto Injector Initiative today!
Mar 23, 2023
April 1-7, 2023: Week of the Young Child.
April 1-7, 2023 is the National Association for the Education of Young Children's (NAEYC) Week of the
Young Child. This is an annual event celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers, families
and communities. This year NAEYC has set a schedule of daily themes– Music Monday, Tasty Tuesday, Work
Together Wednesday, Artsy Thursday and Family Friday.
Visit their website today for more information on ways you can celebrate in your program.
Mar 20, 2023
March is National Nutrition Month.
As a child care provider, your most important job is to keep the children in your care safe and healthy.
One of the ways you do this on a daily basis is by providing nutritious snacks and meals and plenty of time
to be physically active.
Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website for
lots of great information
about childhood nutrition.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has
recommendations for the amount of physical activity needed for infants,
children, teens and children with special needs. Visit their website for more information.
For training about "Obesity Prevention" visit our eLearning catalog.