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CCE helps teachers and childcare professionals give kids what they need to succeed

Child Care Council

All children will thrive and grow in secure environments when families, professionals and communities are committed to excellence. Research shows that 80% of a child’s brain development and 95% of personality and social skill development occurs before age 5.


Your Child's Developing Mind

Learn about the stages of your child's development and how every day interactions with them build brains to be strong for years to come!

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Find Child Care

The Child Care Council educates parents and families by providing information and a personalized list of New York State regulated child care programs in Herkimer, Madison, and Oneida counties

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Start A Child Care Business

Do you love children? Do you wish you could stay home with your children, but your family depends on your income? Learn what it takes to become a registered or licensed child care provider.

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Children practice family style dining and healthy eating habits at the University Head Start in St. Paul, MN. University Head Start is part of the Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counties. Heart Start programs participate in CACFP and serve family style meals and snacks.


The Child and Adult Care Food Program is federally funded to provide nutrition education and monetary reimbursement to offset the cost of serving nutritionally balanced meals and snacks in daycare & school settings.

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Richelle Singer
Early Care & Learning Issue Leader
(315) 223-7850 Ext 223

Last updated November 9, 2017