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LEADING THE WAY TO QUALITY CARE Welcome. Mission The Capital District Child Care Council is a resource and referral agency dedicated to promoting quality,

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1 LEADING THE WAY TO QUALITY CARE Welcome

2 Mission The Capital District Child Care Council is a resource and referral agency dedicated to promoting quality, accessible child care for all of the Capital Regions diverse communities. The Council assumes a leadership role in supporting children, parents, child care professionals, and employers through referral counseling, education, training, and advocacy. Vision The Capital District Child Care Council is a resource and referral agency dedicated to promoting quality, accessible child care for all of the Capital Regions diverse communities. The Council assumes a leadership role in supporting children, parents, child care professionals, and employers through referral counseling, education, training, and advocacy.

3 Where We Work Infant Toddler Regional Services The Council provides Infant Toddler services to the following 17 counties Franklin Clinton Hamilton Essex Warren SaratogaFulton Washington Montgomery Rensselaer Schenectady Schoharie OtsegoAlbany Columbia Greene Delaware

4 Where We Work Clinton Hamilton Eat Well Play Hard in Child Care Settings The Council provides the Eat Well Play hard program to the following 13 counties Warren SaratogaFulton Washington Montgomery Rensselaer Schenectady Schoharie Albany Essex Hamilton Columbia Greene

5 Where We Work Clinton Hamilton SaratogaFulton Montgomery Rensselaer Schenectady Albany Child Care Resource and Referral Services The Council provides Child Care Resource and Referral services to the following 6 counties

6 Early experiences determine whether a childs developing brain architecture provides a strong or weak foundation for all future learning, behavior, and health.

7 Good nutrition is the cornerstone for healthy child development.

8 Highly trained and qualified early childhood practitioners create long term economic and social benefits.

9 High-quality early education programs enhance child cognitive and social development.

10 Parents need reliable, affordable child care when they work, and also a safe place where their children can learn new skills.

11 Child Care Health consultation is effective in promoting specific health practices in early childhood programs including, safe food handling, infection control, infant sleep position, and safe and active play.

12 Research documents that those states with more effective regulatory structures have a greater supply of higher quality programs.

13 Eating well can make a positive difference in a students ability to achieve their full academic and physical potential.

14 Members Andrea Adrian Debra Ahola Tamara B. Calhoun Ann Day Sharon Giordano Peggy Grot Catherine Halayko Nancy Johnson Kathryn Kaehler Grace McKeone Susan Megna Thank you for your dedication and service to the Capital District Child Care Council. Board of Directors Officers Kim Siciliano, President Jane Schwerd, Vice- President Merle T. Baker, Secretary Robert Topolski, Treasurer Officers Kim Siciliano, President Jane Schwerd, Vice-President Merle T. Baker, Secretary Robert Topolski, Treasurer Members Andrea Adrian Debra Ahola Tamara B. Calhoun Ann Day Sharon Giordano Peggy Grot Catherine Halayko Nancy Johnson Kathryn Kaehler Grace McKeone Susan Megna Retiring in 2012 Elizabeth Roberts-Laura Bernard Jones Retiring in 2012 Peggy Grot Catherine Halayko Jane Schwerd

15 Staff Abbe Kovacik, Ms. Ed., Executive Director Keely Weise, Fiscal Director Paulann Beardsley, Office Assistant Tricia Howland, CIRS, Parent Services Director Mary Miranda, Parent Educator Mary Ellen Gugie, Provider Services Director Jean Wiseman, RN, Child Care Health Consultant Coordinator Barbara Vickery, RN, Child Care Health Consultant Donna Jennings, CACFP Coordinator Doris Castro, CACFP Educator Jessica Lynch, CACFP Educator Jenna Depew, RD, Eat Well Play Hard Program Coordinator Jean Bottillo–Faulisi, RD, Eat Well Play Hard in Child Care Centers Stephanie Ross, RD, Eat Well Play Hard in Family Child Care Patty Schardt, RD, Eat Well Play Hard in Child Care Centers Anne Gresco, Child Care Program Development Coordinator Lynn Siebert, Education Director Gail Williams, Data Specialist Tina Turriglio. Center Education Coordinator Sheri Dushane. Center Educator Heather Sweet, Center Educator Colleen Faragon, Center Educator Arlene Schmidt, Family Child Care Educator Erin Broderick-Roberts, School-age Child Care Coordinator Alicia Salamone-Powers, School-age Educator Jill Hodge, LMSW, Social Emotional Development Educator Karyn Murphy, Ms. Ed.., LMSW, Social Emotional Development Educator Wendy Sullivan, Ms. Ed., Regional Infant Toddler Specialist Coordinator Sarah Gould, Regional Infant Toddler Specialist Cheryl Samborin, Regulatory Services Director Eileen Tuohy, Registration Coordinator Amy Powell, Registrar LaToya Grimes, Registrar Cherri Shultes, Registrar Stephani Rejack, Registrar Michelle Hall, Registrar Pam Leganczuk, Registrar Fernanda Carranza, Registrar Erica Lenz, Registrar Patti Mueller, Legally Exempt Enrollment Coordinator Heather Cookingham, LE Enrollment Educator Lea Maggiulli, LE Enrollment Educator Carol Cornell, LE Enrollment Educator Mari Plata, LE Enrollment Educator Darlene Snyder, LE Enrollment Educator Amanda Scarcella, LE Enrollment Educator Kate Smith, Communications Director Alexis DeLaTorre, Communications Specialist

16 Thank You!


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