New York State Child Abuse Hotline
Mandated reporters are those people who have a job or are in a profession that makes them legally obligated to notify law enforcement or adult/child protective services about a known or suspected risk to children. Mandated reporters must report this information or face the loss of their jobs and professional licenses and/or even criminal and civil liability, i.e., child care providers (for a list of mandated reporters go to www.ocfs.state.ny.us)
A non-mandated reporter should report any suspected abuse but is not required by law to do this.
Links For Child Care Professionals
How to Become a Child Care Provider
As of May 2014 the New York State Office of Children and Family Services
took over the orientation process of becoming a Child Care Provider.
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
25 Ways to Make Kids Safer
The Real Science of Immunizations
onlinenursepractitionerprograms.com is a website that focuses on nursing careers and educational information. They have compiled 100 websites that will give you the truth on vaccinations.
Orange County NY DD Connection
A Central Point of Information
The community’s resource for news, information, activities, and events, pertaining to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, educators, providers, and the Orange County Community. Orange County Department of Mental Health’s Developmental Disability Division is responsible for planning, development and coordination of services to support people of all ages with developmental disabilities and their families.
Family Child Care Association of New York State
The mission of the Family Child Care Association of NYS is to act as a united voice to promote and strengthen the professionalism of providers thereby promoting the quality of family child care.
New York State Association for the Education of Young Children (NYSAEYC)
NYSAEYC is the state affiliate of the Nation Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). NYSAEYC works locally to support the development of professionals and to promote quality early care and education for the well-being of all young children and their families.
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
NAEYC is the nation’s largest and most influential organization of early childhood educators and others dedicated to improving the quality of programs for children from birth through third grade. It exists for the purpose of leading and consolidating the efforts of individuals and groups working to achieve healthy development and constructive education for all young children and is dedicated to improving the quality of programs for children from birth through third grade.
National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC)
The focus of NAFCC is to provide technical assistance to family child care associations. This assistance is provided through developing leadership and professionalism, addressing issues of diversity, and by promoting quality and professionalism through NAFCC’s Family Child Care Accreditation. NAFCC also administers an accrediation for family and group family child care programs.
Educational Incentive Program
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 SUNY Training Strategies Group
5 a Day
A program developed as a partnership between the National Cancer Institute and the Produce for Better Health Foundation focusing on increasing both the awareness of the health benefits of fruits and vegetables and their consumption in the United States.
New York State Child Health Plus
New York State’s health insurance plan for uninsured children up to 18 years old regardless of income or minority status. Benefits include well child care, immunizations, treatment of illness or injury, prescription drugs, dental care and more.
NASA Websites for Kids
Perfect for the children in school age programs. The two major NASA web sites for kids can serve as resources for after school programs. NASA’s Space Place is an educational website about space and Earth sciences and technologies for elementary-aged children. NASA’s Climate Kids explains basic climate science with multimedia, games, humor, and crystal clear language for the same age group. Make it fun to explore!
Afterschool Alliance – New York – Afterschoolworks New York