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Regulations for Elijah’s Law/Stock Epinephrine


OCFS opened the public comment period on their proposed rules for child care providers to implement the recently enacted Elijah’s Law which require anaphylaxis policies and procedures for school districts and daycare settings. We strongly recommend you read through the proposed rules and send along your comments to Elaine Trotta: by August 19, 2021.

CCRR will compile your comments and share them with the Resource and Referral network and then with OCFS. Of course, you can also share your thoughts about the proposed rules by submitting your own testimony no later than September 7, 2021.


Documents for Child Care Professionals

COVID-19 Resources

(For COVID-19 Updates click here.)

Coronavirus - A book for children. A free information book explaining the coronavirus to children. This book answers key questions in simple language appropriate for 5 to 9 year olds: What is the coronavirus?  How  do you catch the coronavirus? What’s going to happen next?
Child Trends Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic
NYS Office of Mental Health: Emotional Support Hotline and other Support Services
Center for Disease Control (CDC)  Guidance for Child Care & Schools
 CDC Talking with Children
Rockland County Department of Health 
New York State Department of Health 
Office of Children and Family Services 
Child Care Aware of America

Information regarding Coronavirus Contact from the NYS Department of Health

Helpful Articles
Working and Learning from Home During the COVID-19 Outbreak
Coronacation! Online Activities for Kids During COVID-19
Familly and Caregiver Resources

OCFS Letters

Resources for Child Care Professionals

  • The 21st CCLC Program is a key component of President Bush's No Child Left Behind Act. It is an opportunity for students and their families to continue to learn new skills and discover new abilities after the school day has ended.

  • The official state affiliate of the National After-school Association, serving as a non-profit membership association for after-school professionals in New York State.

  • Committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental and social health and well-being for all infant, children, adolescents and young adults.

  • Educate…and care for our children.
    Advocate…for quality, affordable early care and education programs for all children.
    Compensate…early care and education professionals for the important work they do every day.

  • The New York State Office of Children and Family Services maintains a Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment for reports made pursuant to the Social Services Law.

  • Child Care Aware of America is our nation’s leading voice for child care. They work with more than 600 state and local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies to ensure that families in every local community have access to quality, affordable child care.

  • Dedicated to enhancing the quality, affordability, and availability of child care for all families. The Child Care Bureau administers federal funds to states, territories, and tribes to assist low-income families in accessing quality child care for children when the parents work or participate in education or training.

  • The Children's Defense Fund Action Council™ mission is to Leave No Child Behind and to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.

  • For over 30 years, Exchange has promoted the exchange of ideas among leaders in early childhood programs worldwide through its magazine, books, training products, training seminars, and international conferences.

  • The Council on Children and Families is authorized to coordinate the NY state health, education and human services systems as a means to provide more effective systems of care for children and families.

  • Leading America to better health, safety and well-being. Information on the Child Care and Development Block Grant,links to other Administration on Children and Families sites and other information within the Department of Health and Human Services, with links to other related child care sites.

  • Dominican College offers five programs of study, offered via the College’s quarter system, leading to the Master of Science degree (M.S. in Ed.) and to eligibility for New York State certification.

  • High quality early care and learning programs are critical to the healthy development of children and to the economic health of communities. The Early Care & Learning Council is a statewide organization that works to increase the quality, affordability and capacity of the early care and learning field and does so through training and technical assistance, data management and advocacy initiatives. Our programs are provided to and in partnership with our network of local Child Care Resource & Referral programs across New York State.

  • Welcome to the Every Child Matters Education Fund, a national nonprofit organization devoted to improving the lives of children and families by advocating for better public policy during federal and state campaigns.

  • This site lists recent government reports and lets the user search government information by keywords.

  • Prepare for the upcoming flu season! American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have collaborated to produce a new influenza prevention and control handout (click the "Influenza Prevention and Control" heading). This handout includes information on the symptoms of influenza, how influenza is spread, the benefits of the influenza vaccine, and much more.

  • The purpose of this publication is to provide information on figuring and claiming the deduction for business use of your home. It contains special rules for day care providers including standard meal and snack rates.

  • The purpose of this publication is to provide information on figuring and claiming the deduction for business use of your home. It contains special rules for day care providers including standard meal and snack rates.

  • Childhood and Special Education programs available.

  • Leviticus 25:23 Alternative Fund was founded in 1983 as a community development revolving loan fund by church groups located in the New York metropolitan area who are members of the Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment. The Fund is set up as a not-for-profit membership corporation. The mission of the Fund is to provide a vehicle through which our Members and Associate Members may utilize some of their assets or disposable income to benefit the poor. Our goal is to provide credit in the form of loans to community-based organizations and to women/minority entrepreneurs.

  • List indexes of state and local sources of information on the World Wide Web and provides maps of every state. Also links to other Library of Congress information resources to to other government sites.

  • Important information regarding the proper ways to dispose of medical and household hazardous waste.
    Rockland Recycles:

  • Minute Menu HX is a comprehensive, automated, Internet-based CACFP management system for Sponsors, State Agencies, and Providers.

  • The National AfterSchool Association, formerly the National School-Age Care Alliance, was founded in 1987. We are a professional association with a membership component-our membership includes more than 7,000 practitioners, policy makers, and administrators representing all public, private, and community-based sectors of after-school and out-of-school time programs, as well as school-age and after-school programs on military bases, both domestic and international. As the leading voice of the after-school profession, we are dedicated to the development, education, and care of children and youth during their out-of-school hours.

  • The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age eight.

  • What began as an informal approach to providing child care as a way to support working parents, family child care providers today are making an intentional career choice to offer quality early care and education in their homes. NAFCC is dedicated to strengthening the profession of family child care by promoting high quality, professional early care and education and strengthening communities where providers live and work.

  • Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Department of Health and Human Services, this site has the child care licensure regulations for each state. Also available are health and safety tips and full-text resources.

  • The New York State Association for the Education of Young Children’s mission is to promote excellence in early care and education services for NYS children and families through education, advocacy and the support of the profession.

  • This site provides an overview of the sex offender registration law and how the public can obtain information about sex offenders.

  • In 1986, the Council on Children and Families published the Family Resources Book. In the 20 years since, it has been a much sought after publication and it is with this in mind that the Council began to revise and update the information contained in this resource book. .

  • The Office of Children and Family Services serves New York's public by promoting the well-being and safety of our children, families and communities. They achieve results by setting and enforcing policies, building partnerships, and funding and providing quality services.

  • Earn your BS or MS in Early Childhood Education, Childhood Education or Childhood Special Education.

  • Learn about the Pyramid Model on the NYS Early Childhood Advisory Council's (ECAC) website. ECAC is comprised of experts in education, health care, child welfare and mental health. Members represent state agencies, advocacy groups, foundations, higher education, unions and other key organizations, as appointed by the Governor. This ensures that a diversity of perspectives and experiences inform their work.

  • Parents' Action for Children, a non-partisan organization founded by actor/director Rob Reiner, is mobilizing parents to stand up for policies that put children and families first.

  • Redleaf National Institute is a division of Resources for Child Caring, a nonprofit organization located in St. Paul, Minnesota. We work closely with Redleaf Press, another division of Resources for Child Caring, which publishes business resources and other materials for child care professionals.

  • Rockland 21C is a pioneering countywide partnership with children as our priority. Our mission is to ensure the best possible future for every child by building a comprehensive support system that links family, school and community. The bulk of our resources are utilized in supporting and sustaining the growing network of community schools developed by Yale University's Bush Center for Social Policy.

  • The three Associate’s Degrees in Liberal Arts and Sciences, (Early Childhood/Childhood/Adolescence) Teacher Education Transfer are especially designed for those students interested in transferring to four year programs leading to teacher certification in New York State.

  • The mission of the Rockland County Department of Social Services is to accurately and efficiently provide benefits and services to the people of Rockland County in a manner that promotes self-sufficiency, protects the venerable, and is recognized as being fair and responsive.

  • The official website of Rockland County, New York.

  • St. Thomas Aquinas College offers certified teachers the opportunity to advance their careers in a number of areas. Late afternoon classes enable teachers to take advantage of our MSEd programs.

  • Learn how health care professionals address common mental illnesses and substance use disorders and how SAMHSA helps people access treatments and services.

  • The SUNY Training Strategies Group (TSG) is part of the Research Foundation of State University of New York. TSG offers a full range of learning strategies that are responsive to the training goals of your organization. Staff will work directly with you to design and implement systems to meet the education and training needs of your organization.

  • This site offers useful child care data, including information on child care costs and use of various child care arrangements.

  • The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.

  • In 1862, when President Abraham Lincoln founded the U.S. Department of Agriculture, he called it the "people's Department." Fifty-eight percent of the people were farmers needing good seeds and information to grow their crops. Today, the USDA continues Lincoln's legacy and is committed to helping America's farmers and ranchers.

  • Zero To Three offers innovative learning opportunities for trainers, directors, supervisors and practitioners. Our research and practice-based training focuses on working with infants, toddlers and their families.