The Family Child Care Association of New York State, Inc. is a non-profit, professional statewide organization dedicated to supporting family child care providers and associations. Members include advocates of quality childcare - providers, parents, and agency staff. 
The National Association for Family Child Care is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting quality child care by strengthening the profession of family child care. NAFCC is the only national accreditation system for family child care providers.
The International Family Day Care Organization mission is: To establish an international network of members involved in Family Day Care; To hold an international conference at a maximum 3 yearly intervals;To facilitate an international exchange of information, ideas and methods for the development of Family Day Care through a quarterly newsletter, email and web page.
The mission of the Child Care Council of Dutchess, Inc. is to provide access to early childhood programs; to act as a resource and referral agency; to provide training and technical assistance; and to advocate for the early childhood community.”
Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) plays a vital role in improving the quality of day care for children and elderly adults by making care more affordable for many low-income families. Through CACFP, 2.9 million children and 86,000 adults receive nutritious meals and snacks each day as part of their day care.
Early Care & Learning Council has been working to make quality, affordable child care available to New York’s families since 1975. Rooted in a statewide network of child care resource and referral agencies, the membership includes wide representation from child care providers, parents, businesses, community organizations, and other individuals.
As the nation’s largest and most influential organization of early childhood educators, NAEYC is especially focused on providing resources and support for teachers and administrators in early childhood programs. For NAEYC members and non-members alike, we strive to provide the best tools and information about early childhood development—tools that you can use in your classrooms and programs to help all young children get a great start on learning.
The New York State Association for the Education of Young Children’s mission is to promote excellence in early care and education services for NYS children and families through education, advocacy and the support of the profession. 
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 New York City Department of Health.
Early Childhood Education and Training Program - Videoconferencing - Videoconference training allows you to learn from experts and other child care providers while networking and sharing your experience with other professionals. 
Founded in 1992, RNI is committed to improving the quality of family child care by helping providers successfully manage their businesses.
The mission of Dutchess Community College is to provide open access to affordable, quality post-secondary education to citizens of Dutchess County and others. DCC offers many Early Childhood courses that can lead to a one year certificate or two year degree in Early Childhood. 
Over 12,000 free curriculum ideas for parents and educators of young children. 
The Ooey Gooey RESOURCES section provides a wealth of information for anyone and everyone who is learning about and/or establishing child-centered environments. 
Preschool Education has many ideas to help with your Back To School / Fall Ideas for your theme planning. 
A to Z Teacher Stuff is a teacher-created site designed to help teachers find online resources more quickly and easily. Find lesson plans, thematic units, teacher tips, discussion forums for teachers, downloadable teaching materials & eBooks, printable worksheets and blacklines, emergent reader books, themes, and more. 
Recognizing the need to raise the status and visibility of quality child care, The Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation (TLLCCF) created the Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation National Child Care Teacher Awards™ sponsored by the makers of Children's TYLENOL®. These awards acknowledge the critical role of child care teachers in providing quality early care and education.
This website has been developed by the NYS Council on Children and Families' Head Start Collaboration Project to support professional development and improve the quality of early childhood and school-age programs. It is designed to provide a one-stop source of information for those exploring careers in early childhood and school-age programs as well as those already working in the field and looking to advance in their careers. It also contains information that supports the efforts of program directors and others to improve the quality of their programs. 
Discount School Supply offers the lowest prices guaranteed on quality products for early childhood educators, caregivers and parents of young children. Select from Arts & Crafts, Active Play, Curriculum Resources, Dramatic Play, Manipulatives, Learning Center Equipment and Furniture.
Small Business and Self-Employed One-Stop Resource This site offers a broad range of resources across federal and state agencies, as well as industry/profession specific information for self-employed entrepreneurs, employers and businesses. 
NYS Workers' Compensation Board
NYS Insurance Fund (NYSIF) was established by the 1914 Workers’ Compensation Law and was mandated to provide New York employers with workers’ compensation coverage at the lowest cost consistent with a solvent Fund. We offer both workers’ compensation (on-the-job injuries and illnesses) and disability benefits (off-the-job injuries and illnesses) for all New York State employers. New York State Law requires employers provide both workers’ compensation and disability benefits coverage for all their employees that work in New York State.
Unemployment insurance is temporary income for eligible workers who become unemployed through no fault of their own and who are ready, willing, able to work and have sufficient work and wages in covered employment. In New York State, the money for unemployment insurance benefits comes from taxes paid by employers. No deductions are ever made from a worker's paycheck for unemployment insurance. It is the Department of Labor that determines whether an unemployed worker qualifies for unemployment.
National Food Service Management Institute -- Get USDA Recipes for Child Care.

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