2 MissionThe Capital District Child Care Council is a resource and referral agency dedicated to promoting quality, accessible child care for all of the Capital Region’s diverse communities. The Council assumes a leadership role in supporting children, parents, child care professionals, and employers through referral counseling, education, training, and advocacy.VisionThe Capital District Child Care Council is a resource and referral agency dedicated to promoting quality, accessible child care for all of the Capital Region’s 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 Infant Toddler Regional Services Where We WorkInfant Toddler Regional ServicesThe Council provides Infant Toddler services to the following 17 countiesFranklinClintonHamiltonEssexWarrenSaratogaFultonWashingtonMontgomeryRensselaerSchenectadySchoharieOtsegoAlbanyColumbiaGreeneDelaware
4 Eat Well Play Hard in Child Care Settings Where We WorkClintonEat Well Play Hard in Child Care SettingsThe Council provides the Eat Well Play hard program to the following 13 countiesWarrenSaratogaFultonWashingtonMontgomeryRensselaerSchenectadySchoharieAlbanyEssexHamiltonColumbiaGreeneHamilton
5 Child Care Resource and Referral Services Where We WorkClintonChild Care Resource and Referral ServicesThe Council provides Child Care Resource and Referral services to the following 6 countiesSaratogaFultonMontgomeryRensselaerSchenectadyAlbanyHamilton
6 Early experiences determine whether a child’s developing brain architecture provides a strong or weak foundation for all future learning, behavior, and health.IT services
7 Good nutrition is the cornerstone for healthy child development. CACFP A child’s nutrition affects the health, development, and function of their whole body, including their brain, heart, eyes and immune system. What a child eats will have a big influence on their mood, behavior, thoughts, and emotions.
8 Highly trained and qualified early childhood practitioners create long term economic and social benefits.Training/credentials
9 High-quality early education programs enhance child cognitive and social development. qsny
10 Parents need reliable, affordable child care when they work, and also a safe place where their children can learn new skills.parent
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.parent
12 Research documents that those states with more effective regulatory structures have a greater supply of higher quality programs.Training/credentials
13 Eating well can make a positive difference in a student’s ability to achieve their full academic and physical potential.ewph
14 Board of DirectorsOfficersKim Siciliano, PresidentJane Schwerd, Vice-PresidentMerle T. Baker, SecretaryRobert Topolski, TreasurerOfficersKim Siciliano, PresidentJane Schwerd, Vice-PresidentMerle T. Baker, SecretaryRobert Topolski, TreasurerRetiring in 2012Peggy GrotCatherine HalaykoJane SchwerdMembersAndrea AdrianDebra AholaTamara B. CalhounAnn DaySharon GiordanoPeggy GrotCatherine HalaykoNancy JohnsonKathryn KaehlerGrace McKeoneSusan MegnaThank you for your dedication and service to the Capital District Child Care Council.MembersAndrea AdrianDebra AholaTamara B. CalhounAnn DaySharon GiordanoPeggy GrotCatherine HalaykoNancy JohnsonKathryn KaehlerGrace McKeoneSusan MegnaRetiring in 2012Elizabeth Roberts-LauraBernard Jones
15 Staff Abbe Kovacik, Ms. Ed., Executive Director Cheryl Samborin, Regulatory Services DirectorKeely Weise, Fiscal DirectorEileen Tuohy, Registration CoordinatorPaulann Beardsley, Office AssistantAmy Powell, RegistrarTricia Howland , CIRS, Parent Services DirectorLaToya Grimes, RegistrarMary Miranda, Parent EducatorCherri Shultes, RegistrarMary Ellen Gugie, Provider Services DirectorStephani Rejack, RegistrarJean Wiseman, RN, Child Care Health Consultant CoordinatorMichelle Hall, RegistrarBarbara Vickery, RN, Child Care Health ConsultantPam Leganczuk, RegistrarDonna Jennings, CACFP CoordinatorFernanda Carranza, RegistrarDoris Castro, CACFP EducatorErica Lenz, RegistrarJessica Lynch, CACFP EducatorPatti Mueller, Legally Exempt Enrollment CoordinatorJenna Depew, RD, Eat Well Play Hard Program CoordinatorHeather Cookingham, LE Enrollment EducatorJean Bottillo–Faulisi, RD, Eat Well Play Hard in Child Care CentersLea Maggiulli, LE Enrollment EducatorStephanie Ross, RD, Eat Well Play Hard in Family Child CareCarol Cornell, LE Enrollment EducatorPatty Schardt, RD, Eat Well Play Hard in Child Care CentersMari Plata, LE Enrollment EducatorAnne Gresco, Child Care Program Development CoordinatorDarlene Snyder, LE Enrollment EducatorLynn Siebert, Education DirectorAmanda Scarcella, LE Enrollment EducatorGail Williams, Data SpecialistKate Smith, Communications DirectorTina Turriglio. Center Education CoordinatorAlexis DeLaTorre, Communications SpecialistSheri Dushane. Center EducatorHeather Sweet, Center EducatorColleen Faragon, Center EducatorArlene Schmidt, Family Child Care EducatorErin Broderick-Roberts, School-age Child Care CoordinatorAlicia Salamone-Powers, School-age EducatorJill Hodge, LMSW, Social Emotional Development EducatorKaryn Murphy, Ms. Ed.., LMSW, Social Emotional Development EducatorWendy Sullivan, Ms. Ed., Regional Infant Toddler Specialist CoordinatorSarah Gould, Regional Infant Toddler Specialist