Family/Group Child Care Providers

Health Care Consultant

Arden Corbett heads our efforts to assist child care settings in implementing NY State’s Medication Regulations. Any licensed/regulated child care setting that chooses to administer medications to children must have staff with the appropriate training, including MAT (Medication Administration Training). Each of these child care settings must also have a Health Care Plan approved by a Health Care Consultant (MD, RN, NP or PA). Arden can assist with your Health Care Plan and other questions. Contact her at 212-206-7818 ext.125, or

Health and Safety Grants & Start-Up Grants

Applications for Health and Safety Grants can be arranged through our Manhattan office. These grants are generally available to existing family and group family providers for supplies worth up to $300. Also, applications for Start-Up Grants can be arranged for new child care providers in the process of being registered  or licensed for supplies worth up to $300. Please note that application does not guarantee acceptance. Contact Rosie Morales at 212-206-7818 x118 or for more information.

Infant/Toddler Specialist

I-Ling Tsai is the Day Care Council of New York, Inc.’s Infant/Toddler Specialist. Our Infant/Toddler Program was established to emphasize the unique needs of very young children. The Infant/Toddler Program offers trainings specializing in topics for very young children, technical assistance for child care providers, one-on-one mentoring and guidance, as well as tips and answers to questions and concerns pertaining to infants and toddlers. Please contact I-Ling at 212-206-7818 x116 or for more information.

Free SUNY Videoconference Training for Child Care Providers

To register or receive a training booklet, please call SUNY at 518-443-5940 or 1-800-295-9616. Trainings are generally from 6:45 pm-9:15 pm and space is limited.

EIP Scholarships

Most providers and staff are eligible for EIP scholarships in amounts up to $2,000 per year to pay for quality training. An application and information can be obtained by calling EIP directly at 1-800-295-9616.


Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

The Council’s J.C. Hall, Jr. Family Child Care Network offers the federally funded Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) for Family Providers and Group Family Providers. For more information on the food program, please call our office at York College at 718-262-2872.