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This section contains the Executive Director Blog posts, and articles related to child care, education, and other topics of interest to parents, educators, child care providers, employers and businesses, and the wider community.

As federal budget negotiations continue, we find ourselves struggling with the notion that years of advocacy work toward affordable, quality child care for New York families may be lost with the stroke of a pen. This has me thinking a lot about community; the work we've done; the work we will continue to do; and how we must continue to build and strengthen our community for Rockland families to thrive.

It is The Month of the Young Child! Of course that is a big deal here at Child Care Resources of Rockland. It has been an exciting month of recognition, advocacy, and networking.

We end in celebration. Read all about it in my new blog post.

As Executive Director of Child Care Resources of Rockland (CCRR), I value the relationships we have with each and every one of our supporters, affiliates and friends. Blogging is a great way to keep in touch and let everyone know all of the great things happening here at CCRR.

That being said, as Spring begins to unfold, so has my latest blog post. Take a look.

Change is inevitable, all part of the journey.

As adults, it is our job to foster a sense of wonder and inquisitiveness in children so they can grow and become independent thinkers, independent listeners, independent doers.

We're delighted with the significant investment made in the state's budget for children, families, and child care providers. How those funds will be spent is critical and our work continues as we advocate along with our regional partners for better access to child care, stronger child care businesses, and more important priorities.

Hats off to the New York State Legislature and Governor Cuomo for their commitment to investing in children and families in the 2021-2022 budget. We are celebrating this tremendous win and celebrating all of you for your advocacy efforts. Each of us can indeed make a difference!

A New York State budget that prioritizes children is one that will not only benefit the children and their families, it will have positive implications for all of society, including our economic recovery.

Our work on behalf of children, families, and child care providers, has helped us to get through these trying times. It has given us hope for brighter days ahead.

Yale University study shows child care providers who provided care last spring during the pandemic were no more likely to contract COVID-19 than providers whose programs were closed.

Infants and toddlers learn and develop through repeated interactions and ever-evolving relationships with trusted adults. Parents and caregivers alike play a vital role! Interactions with other babies and toddlers significantly impact a young child's development; relationships with peers contributes to a child's sense of self.

Biting is a very common but challenging infant and toddler behavior. Learn ways to effectively address this behavior!

Child Care providers and parents often have questions about addressing the needs of children with special health care needs. In this article, we provide some helpful information.