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Child Care Council of Nassau, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Child Day Care, Children & Youth

Mission: As the leading resource in Nassau County, we empower families to access and professionals to provide quality child care and early learning experiences. We do this by: Informing families about child care choices, indicators of quality and financial options; Enhancing the child care workforce through professional development and capacity building; Advocating for public policy that supports the healthy development of children and families; Partnering with community leaders, employers and organizations to further develop the child care system infrastructure and resources.

Target demographics: Children, Families, and Child Care Programs

Direct beneficiaries per year: More than 3,000 families and 1,000 child care providers

Geographic areas served: Nassau County

Programs: Resource and Referral: we link parents in need of child care with appropriate resources, including those with special needs, and help them to understand their child care options. Education & Technical Assistance: we assist in the development or expansion of child care centers and family child care homes, and offer classes in infant, toddler, early childhood, and other related areas. Child and Adult Care Food Program - we reimburse family child care home providers for food expenses and provide classes in nutritional meal preparation and meal planning for child care providers.

Community Stories

76 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

Child Care Council of Nassau, Inc. is an incredible resource for families in Nassau County. The organization is creative and forward thinking in how to engage the community and get information to the community about quality child care options. The trainings for and support to child care providers are invaluable. The opportunties provided to pair parents with quality child care providers that meet their needs is a resource that helps families sleep at night.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the opportunity to work as an intern with the Child Care Council of Nassau for 6 weeks this past summer. I was able to experience a great deal during my time there. The staff went above and beyond to welcome me into the office, and teach me as much as possible. The work done within all of the programs has such a wonderful impact on the people they serve. The child care council is one of the most impressive places I had the pleasure of working with.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Being a Board Member for the Child Care Council of Nassau, Inc. has been an honor and a pleasure. Collaborating with members from diverse professional backgrounds who share the same mission and vision in supporting Nassau County families fosters great ideas. This enables our organization to overcome day-to-day challenges to further provide greater access to affordable and quality child care.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This was the most rewarding program my daycare has ever participated in. It gave value to Marks of Excellence Daycare, Amityville NY: My program with a mission that was life-changing for parents families and the community at large. I feel that I made a HUGE difference in making our community more educated and they felt empowered to do the right thing at an affordable cost and an amazing convenience. It does not get any better than this. It took my daycare to another level of caring and I never saw parents so willing to engage and be a part of something for all to share . Just a happy environment for all to take part in..extremely uplifting all the way around. Thank you Farm to Pre-school Child Care Council of Nassau!! I plan on continuing this program because the community will miss it and so will I.

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ChildCareNassau 10/31/2017

Thank you so much for your thoughtful review. We appreciate the feedback and look forward to next year's Farm to Preschool season! :)

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Over the past few years we have needed advice on the many changes in NYS regulations in respect to after school programs. I have taken as many courses as I could attend at the Child Care Council and each time I walk away feeling I am not alone out there. The support and recommendations by the Council staff are outstanding. Each class I attend is relevant to my job and I am always welcomed with a smile. Joy Connolly and Lorena Munyak have spent many hours on the phone and in person assisting me with any requests I have had and I look forward to working closely with Alyssa Repetti in the future. We have participated in Mandated Reporter courses, regulations webinars, and made many calls about CACFP nutrition information and health care plan assistance. Valuable and outstanding support from this council. Thank you.

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ChildCareNassau 10/31/2017

Thanks so much for your review! We are happy to be of help!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The child care council of Nassau has been an absolute amazing support to my center over the past 10 years. The organization not only provides great hands on trainings but also center program visits and feed back. I recently attended their first Super Saturday training and all I can say is I hope they continue to do this training because I will be sending my teacher's next time around.

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ChildCareNassau 10/31/2017

We are pleased that you enjoyed Super Saturday and the additional trainings we've offered throughout the years. Stay in touch for future professional development opportunities!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Child Care Council is an excellent organization and benefits child care providers in many different capacities. They are always so helpful anytime I call with questions. The classes they offer are always filled with informative materials and ideas for me to bring back to my daycare. I have especially enjoyed the Four Corner class with Ms. Odetta and the Food class with Ms.Phyllis. -awesome instructors with great ideas!!
Child Care Council of Nassau thank you for all you do for children and the providers that care for them.
Keep up the great work!!

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ChildCareNassau 10/31/2017

Thank you so much for your review and kind words!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a daycare provider and I have had the pleasure of working with child care council about 4 years. They are truly a great organization. I have taken lots of training classes with them and I also participate with the CACFP program. They have lots of fun activities for the community and the staff are wonderful people.

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ChildCareNassau 10/31/2017

Thanks! :)

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a temporary employee of the Child Care Council of Nassau, I got to experience first hand how important this agency is. The multiple programs and services offered support all levels of early childhood, from helping families find the right centers for their children to advocating in Albany for policy change. The agency is run by thoughtful, dedicated, and empowering women changing lives and working for a better future for children and families across Nassau county.

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ChildCareNassau 10/31/2017

We are so happy you enjoyed working with us! Thank you for your review!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Me and my daycare center have been members of the Council for over 10 years. They are a wonderful resource not only for staff but for me as a director. We have worked with the Council on many occasions for classroom observations, workshops, technical support and events that they sponsor for children. I always refer parents to them when they are looking for assistance with finding care for their infants or just need some support and advice. It is great to have this kind of agency available.

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ChildCareNassau 10/31/2017

Thank you for your feedback!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer involved with Child Care Council of Nassau for over 10 years . The services it provides, and the "family" involved, have been extraordinary in their devotion to children and childcare planning. Without their resources helping the community create affordable quality childcare, parents would not be able to feel confident and assured that their children are well taken care of. They are professional voices in the county and state when it comes to advocating for quality affordable childcare. We need this organization! CCC of Nassau helps keep childcare issues in the forefront of policy makers. Children are our future!

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ChildCareNassau 10/31/2017

Thank you for your thoughtful review and for being a loyal volunteer! We are happy to be a voice for the child care community in Nassau County.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I had I really nice experience with the Child care council , the staff are so helpful I went over there looking for orientation to get my mother take care of my son at home , and they filled out everything for me , gave bilingual assistance “Karen “ she’s is so professional and always there to answer any question .

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ChildCareNassau 10/31/2017

Thank you for your review! :)

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We are a Child Care Center on Long Island and have the amazing opportunity to work with the Child Care Council of Nassau. We have had help in many different departments such as professional development, technical assistance, early childhood consultation partnership, and health care consultant. Their expertise and professionalism is absolutely invaluable to me as a Director and to my staff members. We feel supported and guided by every single member that has visited our center. We are in a better position to serve our community in Child Care because of them.

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ChildCareNassau 10/31/2017

Thank you so much for your feedback!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Childcare Council of Nassau is a terrific nonprofit based on Long Island that tirelessly helps families from all backgrounds in the area. I don't know what we would do without their huge positive impact on Long Island! They have touched countless lives and we are forever grateful.

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ChildCareNassau 10/31/2017

We are so glad to be of service within the childcare community! Thank you for your review!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I interned with this nonprofit organization for 4 months, and could not have had a better experience! The staff are incredibly friendly and hardworking, and the programs offered through this organization uplift surrounding communities and provide resources they might not have access to otherwise.

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ChildCareNassau 10/31/2017

We are so glad you enjoyed interning with us! Thank you for your review.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My first time placing my son in a summer camp and I wanted to thank Child Care Council of Nassau for all the referrals and helping me find a great location that fit my needs. They provided a list of multiple summer camps around my work area that were reasonable in price and fit my hours. I chose to place my son in Harbor Child Care and I am very happy I did. My son loved the camp, the staff was great, they have an activity for the kids everyday, they include all meals and overall it made my summer very smooth. The staff member that assisted me was very friendly and you can tell she really wanted to help me. Most non-profit organization staff members have a bad attitude and I was pleasantly surprised at how helpful the staff member was. Once again, thank you!!

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ChildCareNassau 10/31/2017

We are so happy to have been of assistance. Thank you!

1 Yesi P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a PLI graduate, I have created a strong networks and connections to others who stand for similar ideas: well being of our children; importance of a safe and nurturing environments for families among many others. PLI has provided me with the tools necessary to make a change and get going! I am so grateful to the Child Care Council of Nassau, Inc., for its resources , programs and amazing staff!

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Client Served

Rating: 4

I do appreciate and give thanks to the Child Care Council of Nassau. This organization has helped me in many ways . A start up grant many years ago ,offered classes that's needed to educate me in my business. These classes helped me to deal with situations that helped the growth of children . The nutrition program to aid in the healthy eating lifestyle of our children . It's great organization . Thanks to a wonderful organization .

1 Sharelle A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you Child Care Council for advocating and empowering families all over Long Island. I was able to find resources for my son and it was because of all of your help & persistence. THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you so much Nassau child care council for starting the parent leadership initiative program! The program taught me valuable skills I will use to advocate for my child! And might I add the free hot dinners and free childcare was an added bonus! This program will truly change communities all over Nassau county!
Thank you so much!

1 Allison68

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a PLI participant I gained a deeper appreciation for many of the complex challenges facing communities throughout Nassau County, including my own. At times the problems we face seemed overwhelming. However, by learning how to more effectively use my own strengths and the strengths which already exist in my community, I am now working with others to make our community more caring and inclusive. The support I received from PLI staff and especially my fellow classmates has been invaluable.