Mission: The Child Care Council of Suffolk, Inc. is the not-for-profit planning and coordinating agency dedicated to making child care work for all of Suffolk County's diverse communities.
Through advocacy, education, and resource and referral, the Council takes a leadership role in supporting children, families, providers, employers, and the public to ensure that quality child care takes its place as an integral part of society.
Target demographics: children and families
Direct beneficiaries per year: more than 25,000 children, families, and providers
Geographic areas served: Suffolk County, NY
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/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.
Registration: we register and inspect family child care homes and school-age child care programs and provide technical assistance and ongoing monitoring of programs for compliance with state regulations.
Parent Leadership Initiative: we offer an intensive, hands-on training program that empowers participants with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to become a leader in their communities.
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The Child Care Council of Suffolk is a wonderful agency! It serves children, families and child-care professionals at a very high level. Their information is up-to-date, reliable and relevant. CCC of Suffolk makes a great contribution to the field.
The Child Care Council of Suffolk is truly a gem for parents, providers, and all people who promote quality early childhood education. The organization is committed to helping families and providers and the staff are passionate about their mission. Keep up the great work!