APPLY TODAY!

YOU COULD HAVE YOUR CDA CREDENTIAL IN A YEAR!

2022-2023 Infant Toddler & Family Child Care In-Person CDA Course meeting at the Child Care Council of Westchester. This course is an intensive, exciting learning opportunity that will improve your understanding of young children and your skills for caring for them.

First Class - Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Application Deadline - Friday, September 30, 2022

Supported by a generous grant from the Westchester County Office for Woman, the cost is only $50.

After completing this 120-hour course, you will be eligible to apply to the Council for Professional Recognition to receive a CDA Credential. We will take COVID-19 precautions to meet safely in-person at our office in Scarsdale. COVID-19 protocols can be found in the application packet.

If we feel it is safer not to meet in-person, the class will go to a Zoom format and move back to an in-person class as soon as it can.

This CDA course is open to child care professionals who work in Westchester County with infants and/or toddlers in child care centers OR family/group family programs. People interested in working with infants and toddlers are also welcome. Priority is given to teachers working in programs where some of the children are receiving a child care subsidy and/or from low-income families.

WHY SHOULD I GET A CDA CREDENTIAL?

  • Improve your knowledge and skills for working with young children
  • Advance your career - in NYS, a CDA can be a group teacher
  • Meet job requirements
  • Reinforce your commitment to early childhood education
  • Provide parents with peace of mind
  • Understand developmentally appropriate practive
  • Increase your confidence as a teacher

CLICK HERE for the course application

CLICK HERE for more information about the CDA Credential, the steps to receive it, and the Child Care Council's CDA program

Send us your application via:

  • Fax - 914-761-1957, Attention: Idie Benjamin
  • Email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Mail - Idie Benjamin, Child Care Council of Westchester, 313 Central Park Avenue, Suite 4, Scarsdale, NY 10583

Subvención Child Care Desert RFA#2 

Sesión Informativa

Si usted es un programa existente y está pensando en aplicar a la subvención Child Care Desert, por favor únase a nosotros el Viernes, 12 de Agosto a las 1-2pm.

Enlace Zoom

Responderemos preguntas sobre el proceso de solicitud de Child Care Desert, el cronograma y revisaremos algunos de los recursos en el sitio web de Child Care Deserts de la OCFS: La fecha límite de solicitud es el 24 de Agosto de 2022.

Child Care Deserts Grant RFA #2 Info Session

If you're an existing program and are thinking about applying for the Child Care Deserts Grant RFA #2, please join us on Wednesday, August 10th from 1-2pm.

Zoom Link

We will answer questions about the Child Care Deserts application process, timeline and review some of the resources on the OCFS Child Care Deserts website. QualityStarsNY will also join us to discuss their role in the the grant process.

Actualización sobre el subsidio de cuidado infantil

Destacar

  • Se han incrementado las tasas de mercado
  • Eliminación de la tarifa por hora
  • Tasas de Pago Diferencial
    • Horas no tradicionales
    • Sin hogar
    • Programas acreditados a nivel nacional

Para actualizar sus tarifas con el Departamento de Servicios Sociales del Condado de Westchester (DSS). complete y envíe un nuevo perfil de datos de proveedor lo antes posible.

Perfil de datos del proveedor para actualizar sus tarifas

Envia a Ms. Naeemah Rucker: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


 Efectivo el 1 de junio de 2022

Nuevas Tarifas de Mercado para guarderías y programas de edad escolar

CC Chart

Nuevas tarifas de mercado para cuidado infantil familiar y cuidado infantil familiar grupal

GF F Chart


Definiciones:

semanalmente - los servicios de cuidado infantil se brindan durante 30 horas o más en el transcurso de cinco días o menos en una sola semana.

Diario–los servicios de cuidado infantil se brindan por menos de 30 horas en el transcurso de cinco o menos días en una sola semana y por al menos seis pero menos de 12 horas por día.

Jornada parcial –los servicios de cuidado infantil se brindan por menos de seis horas por día.


Nuevas Tarifas Diferenciales:

Horas No Tradicionales – 15%

  • 15 % por encima del costo real de la atención o la tasa de mercado aplicable, la que sea menor.
  • Solo para proveedores/programas de cuidado infantil autorizados y registrados
  • El horario no tradicional se define como el cuidado de niños proporcionado antes de las 6 a. m. o después de las 7 p. m. de lunes a viernes, a cualquier hora durante los sábados y domingos, y a cualquier hora durante los siguientes días festivos federales: Año Nuevo, Día de los Caídos, Día de la Independencia, Día del Trabajo, Día de Acción de Gracias y Navidad.

Sin hogar – 5%

  • 5% por encima del costo real de la atención o la tasa de mercado aplicable, lo que sea menor.
  • Solo para proveedores/programas de cuidado infantil autorizados y registrados
  • A un niño sin hogar.

Programas Acreditados Nacionalmente – 5%

  • 5% por encima del costo real de la atención o la tasa de mercado aplicable, lo que sea menor.
  • Solo para proveedores/programas de cuidado infantil autorizados y registrados

Acreditado por organizaciones de cuidado infantil reconocidas a nivel nacional que brindan acreditación a proveedores de cuidado infantil autorizados/registrados incluyen la Asociación Nacional para la Educación de Niños Pequeños (NAEYC), la Asociación Nacional para el Cuidado Infantil Familiar (NAFCC) y la Escuela Nacional

Child Care Subsidy Update

 Highlights:

  • Market Rates have been increased
  • Removal of hourly rate
  • Differential Payment Rates
    • Non Traditional Hours
    • Homeless
    • Nationally Accredited Programs

To update your rates with Westchester County Department of Social Services (DSS), complete and submit a new Vendor Data Profile ASAP.

pdfVendor Data Profile to update your rates

Submit toMs. Naeemah Rucker: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Effective June 1, 2022

pdfInformation Sheet

Child Care Center and School-Age Programs new Market Rates

CC Chart

Family Child Care & Group Family Child Care new Market Rates

GF F Chart


Definitions:

Weekly - child care services are provided for 30 or more hours over the course of five or fewer days in a single week.

Daily - child care services are provided for less than 30 hours over the course of five or fewer days in a single week and for at least six but less than 12 hours per day.

Part-day - child care services are provided for less than six hours per day.


New Differntial Rates:

Non-Traditional Hours - 15%

  • 15% above the actual cost or the applicable market rate, whichever is less
  • Only for licensed and registered child care providers/programs
  • Non-traditional hours are defined as child care provided before 6am or after 7pm during Monday through Friday, any hour during Saturday and Sunday, and any hour during the following federal holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Homeless - 5%

  • 5% above the actual cost of care or the applicable market rate, whichever is lss
  • Only for licensed and registered child care providers/programs
  • To a child experiencing homelessness

Nationally Accredited Programs - 5%

  • 5% above the actual cost of care or the applicable market rate, whichever is less
  • Only for licensed and registered child care providers/programs
  • Accredited by a nationally recognized child care organization that provides accreditation to licensed/registered child care providers including the National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC), National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC), and National School
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Child Care Council of Westchester, Inc.

313 Central Park Avenue
Scarsdale, New York 10583

Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Child Care Specialists extended hours are available on Tuesdays until 7pm to help you make an informed decision about child care.

Phone: (914) 761-3456
Toll-Free: 1 (844) 387-7525

Fax: (914) 761-1957

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