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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

60 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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!

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 .

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!

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.

Lauren136

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was able to participate in pli. It gave me such great advocacy skills. I learned so much and was able to apply it to a service project in my community. Additionally, they were very helpful and helping me narrow down daycare centers in my area.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The PLI program was one of the greatest experiences of my life. The staff and my classmates were the most driven, educated, exceptional human beings that I have ever met... Everyone wanted to see everyone succeed .. I wish I could relive the experience all over again ..

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was lucky enough to be able to participate in the parent leadership initiative (PLI) program, this opportunity taught me tools and valuable skills I will use to advocate for the families in my community. Thank you very much.

Donor

Rating: 5

My dad had open heart surgery. This operation saved his life. He had a quadruple bypass. He had this in his late fifties. I donated to the Child Care Council of Nassau inc. in 1999. I dontated in honor of my father and children who suffer from heart disease.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A thoughtful way to connect with parents across Long Island sharing the energy to move our communities towards creating better opportunities for all children.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Child Care Council of Nassau's Farm to Preschool program is one of the most innovative programs I have ever seen. Farm to Preschool is stemming the tide of childhood obesity!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Childcare Counsil is an amazing organization with efficient and knowledgable professionals. They have helped me grow providing the ultimate training based on updated Research , reliable and appropiate practices. The services they provide are a key for success and quality for early education providers.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Child Care Council Of Nassau had priceless supported me. They have reliable staff serving at each department as well as instructors who help every child care associate to obtain the necessary knowledge to support young children's development and education.

Thank You CCCN for your support!!

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a worker in the early childhood field, I always appreciated the Child Care Council of Nassau. They offered great professional development for teachers, helpful information to parents and news that helped keep me informed about relevant news and research.
When I was invited to join the board, I was happy to help support the organization. I learned how much more the Council does to improve the lives of families. There are programs about nutrition and health, legislative actions, parent leadership and training opportunities for everyone working with children - from principals to teacher assistants. The Council continues to concentrate its efforts on improving the quality of childcare. They have terrific professionals educating preschool and daycare teachers about keeping children healthy and safe - as well as what constitutes developmentally appropriate education for young children. This is very important work! We all benefit because the Child Care Council of Nassau does it so very well!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Child Care Council of Nassau is an amazing resource for our daycare center! The staff is knowledgeable and always willing to give guidance or practical on-site training. We use the Council for our Professional Development and also take advantage of their gatherings as opportunities to network with other childcare programs.

1 wrightcare

Client Served

Rating: 5

Years ago looking for a child care program for my child I call Child Care council of Nassau, Inc. I was very happy with the help I received. Later on while trying to get information on how to open a daycare I then received great directions and training and much needed resources to make a successful program. The staff and their ongoing wealth of knowledge on new and upcoming information on training and guidance with regulations are the best.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This nonprofits organization was truly a blessing to my daycare. We learned so much about healthy eating and movements activities. My kids always asking about the program. They enjoy eating vegetables more and they are not afraid of trying new foods Absolutely an amazing organization!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so proud to say that we are a member of Child Care Council of Nassau, Inc.

Child Care Council of Nassau , Inc. helped us improve the quality of our nursery school, through the Shoot for the Stars Program. When they first came to observe, the ECERS scores were on the low side. CCCN provided several workshops, educational support to our staff, and lots of constructive advice. Our ECERS scores have improved immensely, our classroom are set up as fun learning environments, and materials are alway accessible to the children.

The entire team at Child Care Council of Nassau, Inc. is always willing to help; weather it be to assist in registering for workshops and classes, or following up with an answer to a dilemma. They are always courteous, knowledgeable and professional.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Child Care Council of Nassau was one of the first organizations I contacted when I first opened up my daycare center. I enrolled in their food program right away. That was the best decision ever. I am still with them. And through the years they have been very supportive. The yearly 2 hour trainings are always pleasant and informative and have a different topic each time. I learn something new every time I go.
I also participated in the Eat Well, Play Hard program, which lasted several months and consisted of training, in home visits and onsite food related plus movement group activities. The whole program as very interesting and the children loved it. An extra plus were the many gifts (books, CD’s, kitchen utensils, etc.).
I highly recommend any daycare center to have the Child Care Council assist you on your journey to provide quality childcare and serve healthy foods.
Yvonne Bisk
Learn and Play Levittown

1 Judith39

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Child care council has helped me so much the past couple years as it allowed to work knowing that i didnt have to worry about my daughter as she was in child care were she was getting a great education.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I called child care council for help so I can work and send my son to a childcare. The lady who I spoke with told me I was eligible and she emailed me referrals. Then a couple days later I get an email saying I do not qualify. When i called back to find out why I don't qualify anymore they told me I do quality and they don't know why I got the email. Then after I set it all up I get a letter in the mail saying sorry you do not qualify and they denied my request. Extreme waste of time!

Comments ( 1 )

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ChildCareNassau 11/11/2015

We are so sorry that you had this unpleasant experience. Our mission at the Child Care Council of Nassau is to assist parents/caregivers in meeting their childcare needs. We aim to provide quality service and have a high level of customer satisfaction. We would like to take the opportunity to explain to you our role: Our Parent Counselors routinely ask parents if they need financial assistance in order to pay for childcare. If the parent/caregiver confirms that they do need financial assistance, they review and discuss the Income Eligibility Standards that are provided to us by the Nassau County Department of Social Services (DSS). If DSS provides financial assistance it will be to those parents/caregivers who are employed or in a training program approved by DSS, which does not extend beyond one year and will lead to employment, once completed. In the case of a married couple, both parents must be working. Our Counselors provide parents/caregivers with the address and telephone number to apply in person or by mail. The decision as to whether to deny or provide a parent/caregiver with financial assistance is strictly up to the Nassau County Department of Social Services. The decision is made after a client submits an application and any required supporting documentation. Child Care Council of Nassau is not involved in that process, nor do we have any input. Our role is to assist parents/caregivers in obtaining referrals for childcare based on their family's specific needs. We would definitely like to have an opportunity to discuss the specifics of your experience further. Please feel free to call our office or email us at info@childcarenassau.org. We do look forward to speaking with you.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Child Care Council Of Nassau has been extremely helpful. They are a great organization with great people who work very hard. They have a lot of passion and are very committed to improving childcare service.