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OCFS Community Forum

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) held four Child Care Development Block Grant Community Forums across the state over the past few months. These forums brought together diverse groups of stakeholders to address some of the new federal regulations for child care, with an emphasis on child care subsidy.

OCFS received valuable input, including suggestions about how to implement the new requirements for health and safety, and for quality improvement. We thank everyone throughout the state who participated in these conversations. There will be more opportunities in the coming months to offer input.


School Aged Child Care Town Hall Meetings

OCFS held twenty-seven town hall meetings, in areas across the state, in the months of October, November, and December of 2016. The purpose of the meetings was to discuss building and equipment issues that may result in violations and whose responsibility it is for correcting them. The invitees will included: BOCES district superintendents, school superintendents, OCFS regional office and home office staff, directors of school-age child care programs operating in public schools, other school administrators, and advocates.

This PowerPoint reflects the topics discussed at the Town Hall meetings.


Statewide Emergency Preparedness and Response Planning

On February 16, 2017, OCFS Deputy Commissioner Janice Molnar, Division of Child Care Services, provided an overview of emergency preparedness and response to the Office of Child Care, Federal Region 1 states (ME, NH, VT, CT, MA, RI).

Emergency preparedness and response in early care and education is critical. The presentation focused on New York State's work before, during, and after Hurricane Sandy struck in October, 2012, including support for ongoing interventions that continued into 2017.


New York Public Welfare Association Winter Conference

The NYPWA’s 148th Annual Winter Conference was held January 24-27, 2017. The Division of Child Care Services (DCSS) presented two sessions.

Reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant was presented by Deputy Commissioner Janice Molnar and Robert Korycinski, director of administrative operations. This workshop provided an opportunity for stakeholders to discuss the recently released federal Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) regulations and the potential impact they will have on families, child care providers, and New York State’s statutes and regulations.

The second session, Child Care Program Integrity Technical Solution Implementation, was presented by Jim Hart, director of program operations, and Robert Hops, senior project manager at Controltec, Inc. This presentation provided an update on local district implementation of the system, a review and demonstration, suggestions for best practices, and highlights of some successful local district outcomes the system has supported.


NYS Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference and the Family Child Care Association of New York State Annual Conference

On April 8, 2016, the Division of Child Care Services staff presented a session: New York's Child Care & Development Fund Plan for FY 2016-2018: A Closer Look Into the Impact on Child Care in New York State at the NYS Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference held in Westchester. On April 15, 2016, staff presented a session: Around the Next Bend: An Update on Child Care Issues in New York State at the Family Child Care Association of New York State Annual Conference held in Callicoon. Both presentations focused on New York State's Child Care and Development Fund Plan which was submitted to the Office of Child Care on March 11, 2016 and key provisions of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014. The topics covered included recent changes made to the Office of Children and Family Services website, and upcoming changes to training and professional development and health and safety standards and monitoring. In addition, information about the Division's Child Care Options Campaign was shared with participants.


New York State Community Action Association

On March 8, 2016, the Division of Child Care Services Deputy Commissioner, Janice Molnar, provided an overview presentation of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 and its impact on child care in New York State to the New York State Community Action Association.


New York State Association for the Education of Young Children 2015 Annual Conference

The New York State Association for the Education of Young Children's 2015 Annual Conference was held on April 9-10, 2015. The Division of Child Care Services (DCSS) presented two sessions:

  • The One Constant in Life is Change: The Child Care and Development Act of 2014 and its Impact on Child Care in New York State

    This presentation focused on key provisions of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 which was signed into law on November 19, 2014, by President Barack Obama. Topics covered were the upcoming changes to the licensing and monitoring of child care providers, new background check requirements, changes to training and professional development and the increased focus on quality improvement.

  • It's Time: Day Care Center Regulations Coming of Age

    This session focused on the more noteworthy and exciting changes made to the New York State Child Care Center and School-Age Child Care regulations. Topics covered include: changes in medication administration, supervision, health and safety, behavior management, and changes in training requirements for staff.

Family Child Care Association of New York State, Inc. 24th Annual Conference

The 24th annual conference of the Family Child Care Association of New York State, Inc., an organization dedicated to supporting family-based child care providers, was held on Friday, March 20, 2015. The Division of Child Care Services gave a presentation titled "The One Constant in Life is Change: The Child Care and Development Act of 2014 and its Impact on Child Care in New York State." The presentation focused on key provisions of the CCDBG Act of 2014 which was signed into law on November 19, 2014, by President Barack Obama. Topics covered were the upcoming changes to the licensing and monitoring of child care providers, new background check requirements, changes to training and professional development and the increased focus on quality improvement. Staff also provided a brief overview of New York State's implementation timeline.


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