Child Care Resources of Rockland, Inc. today entered its 45th year of service to the children and families of Rockland County with the convening of our annual meeting this morning at Rockland Community College. The Board and staff continue to focus on our mission to ensure the healthy development of all children by promoting access to quality, affordable child care.
As you’ll see in our Annual Report, CCRR remains committed to advocating with our elected officials on behalf of all children for appropriate funding for effective policies. I share with them and other stakeholders the stories I hear from parents and early care and school age care providers so they can understand our community’s needs from the people most affected.
We recognized some of our providers today, welcoming Danielle Aspinall and Lucy Reedy of the recently accredited YMCA School Age Care Program at Cottage Lane Elementary School, and sharing the names of our recent credentialed Child Development Associates.
And we were proud to welcome two new board members, Debbie Roth, who has worked in early intervention and as a psychiatric social worker, and Jessica Werk, who works for a nonprofit working with children and families in need of treatment and support services.
While our many accomplishments, enumerated in our Annual Report, were shared at today’s meeting, the highlight was a presentation by Jenny Spampinato, our Infant/Toddler Specialist, along with Elizabeth Rodano, Infant/Toddler Regional Coordinator. With the expansion of services for infants and toddlers, here and around the state, specialists and regional coordinators work to improve the quality of care and to increase the number of infant and toddler slots by providing technical assistance and training to child care programs.