The New York State Parent Guide-March Webinar

What new parent hasn't wished that a baby came with an instruction manual? While the New York State Council on Children and Families' new Parent Guide is not exactly an owner's manual, it's a close second. The Parent Guide — Starting Life Together: Your Guide for Building a Nurturing, Healthy Relationship with Your Child — offers […]

The Rise of Play

New York’s Agri-Business Child Development program celebrates 70 years of service!!!

Posted on 29 of November, 2016 by in Events

The Agri-Business Child Development program (ABCD Program) was established to meet the needs of parents working on New York State’s farms back in 1946. As a non-profit provider of high quality culturally and linguistically diverse child development services for infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers, Agri-Business Child Development ensures that each child receives comprehensive educational, health and […]

QUALITYstarsNY Program Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Playground

The Schenectady Early Childhood Education Center, a QUALITYstarsNY program, held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate a year of successful renovations intended to better meet the needs of their children and community. Since moving to Schenectady in 2015, the program has worked hand-in-hand with the community to find grants and resources to build a suitable […]

The Aspire Registry Team Second Annual Retreat

Diana Diaz, Dwayne Spencer, Virginia Alvarez, Felicia Reid, Lizbeth Cervantes, Jhoana Taboada, Katherine Haro  Last Friday, The Aspire Registry team headed to the Brooklyn Central Library in Grand Army Plaza for their second annual team retreat. The group spent the day reflecting on the past year’s accomplishments and planning how to meet their goals for this year. We […]

The Institute’s Informal Family Child Care Project (IFCC) Recognizes the Participants of the Brooklyn Borough Trainings

From left to right (Front) Mercedes Diaz, Bergica Albuquerque, Zoila Chusan, Nancy Correa; From left to right (Back) Yolanda Morales, Humberto Cruz, Alexandra Alberto, Jose Alberto This Wednesday, July 6th the Informal Family Child Care Project held a recognition ceremony for the fourth cycle of Brooklyn Borough Trainings. This group was special because it was […]

QUALITYstarsNY End-of-the-Year Learning Community Event

June 15, 2016—Quality Improvement Specialist, Charlene Harvilla (center of back row), is celebrating a successful year of Learning Community meetings with QUALITYstarsNY program administrators in the Southern Tier. Front Row:  Nichole Fuller, Lori Smith, Leigh Tiesi, Lori Hayes, Rachele VerValin-Petit, Martha Kirby. Back row:  Judy Murphy, Chrissy Caslin, Emily Drake, Marlene Schwartz Patrick, Charlene Harvilla, Grace Mohrien, […]

The Institute’s Informal Family Child Care Project (IFCC) Recognizes Brooklyn Borough Professional Development Series on Building Relationships Participants

Photo credit: Kelly Williams On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, the IFCC team held a recognition ceremony to celebrate the participants who completed their Brooklyn Borough Professional Development series on Building Relationships. The providers participated in a 5 week class on Wednesday evenings and covered topics such as responsive caregiving with children, supporting and partnering with […]

A Visit from Assemblyman Michael P. Kearns

On April 28, 2016, Family Help Center daycare received a visit from Assemblyman Michael Kearns. In his role as guest reader, Assemblyman Kearns read “Over in the Meadow” to children in the Universal Pre-K classroom. During the visit, Assemblyman Kearns also had the opportunity to meet with Kim Stewart, the center’s director. Assemblyman Kearns and […]

Equity and Excellence in the Earliest Years, from Administration for Children & Families

Equity and Excellence in the Earliest Years: Action on Expulsion and Suspension in Early Childhood Settings By Shantel Meek, PhD, Policy Advisor for Early Childhood Development Psychologists, neuroscientists and economists alike agree: The beginning years of any child’s life are critical for building the early foundation of health and wellness needed for success in school […]