Child Care in the Mohawk Valley
A goal of the Child Care Council of Cornell Cooperative Extension is
to educate the public on the issues within the community in regards to
early childhood education. Some of the issues include:
- Supply and demand of child care
- Use of illegal care (defined as caring for greater than two unrelated children for more than three hours)
- Affordability of care
- Accessibility of care
- Availability of slots
- Importance of early childhood years
- Community planning
- Impact of child care on the workforce
Interested in helping us?
The Child Care Council is in need of community members to create
awareness of the issues in child care! Here are a few things that you
Refer People to the Child Care Council -
The Child Care Council offers a multitude of free services to parents
and families in Herkimer, Madison and Oneida counties. We can also help
people start up their own child care as well as work with businesses
and community members to improve early education in our area. If you
know someone who could benefit from our services, let us know! Call
Toll Free: 888-814-KIDS.
Share our posts on Facebook - The CCE Oneida Facebook Page
is home to the Child Care Council's weekly posts about the state of
early education and ways it can be improved. The more people who see
our posts, the more people we can help!
Hang a Window Cling -
The Child Care Council has Window Clings that can be leant to
businesses or organizations for free. These clings say "Of all the
things you spend on your children, your time is the most important. -The
Child Care Council of Cornell Cooperative Extension". Please contact
Richelle Singer at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 223-7850 x 223 if you have any
questions or if you would like to hang one at your office.
Invite us to your office for a Lunch and Learn
- The Child Care Council provides free on-site information and referral
workshops that can be offered to any business in the area. If you or
your coworkers would benefit from a session such as this, call Ellen
Olson at 223-7850 x 235.
Our voices only do so much! If you are passionate that early childhood
education is utmost of importance, let your elected officials know! Visit the
Advocacy section of our website to get started.
(data above collected in March of 2015)
Last updated July 26, 2019