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"Study after study proves that those who receive high-quality child care are more likely to succeed, starting in kindergarten and continuing through adulthood. The foundation for this success must be laid early on, when children are infants and toddlers."

NYS Infant & Toddler Resource Network

Most of New York’s children will spend some of their formative years in child care outside the home.
The quality of that care will help shape the rest of their lives.

ECLC works with a network of seven Regional Infant Toddler Technical Assistance Centers across New York State.  Established in 2002 with funding from the New York State Office of Children and Families Services, the Infant Toddler Technical Assistance Centers are located within host CCR&Rs. A staff of highly trained Infant Toddler Specialists comprise this statewide network, and offer a plethora of valuable resources for parents and child care providers.  Included among the services that Centers provide are the following:

  • training and technical assistance to the child care provider community;
  • information on best practices for families and providers;
  • support to the CCR&Rs within the region;
  • support to the NYSOCFS regional office staff;
  • assistance to the community in expanding comprehensive service delivery for infants, toddlers and their families.

Our Infant Toddler Project reaches out to communities, child care providers, and families to promote safe, nurturing environments for the youngest New Yorkers. It emphasizes the high-quality early care that’s essential to a child's long-term social, emotional, and intellectual development. That, in turn, has a positive ripple effect on schools, businesses, and communities across New York State.

Infant & Toddler Specialists in Each Region

Region 1
Kristin Macha Child Care Resource Network kmacha@wnychildren.org
Kim Puma Child Care Resource Network kpuma@wnychildren.org
Beth Faulkner Chatauqua Opportunities bfaulkner@chautopp.org
Maryann Ciskal Child Care Resource Network mciskal@wnychildren.org
Alisha Perry Chatauqua Opportunities aperry@chautopp.org
Kelly Janese Niagara CAP kjanese@niagaracap.org
Josie Virkus Accord Corp jvirkus@accordcorp.org
Linsey Vallett Community Action of Orleans & Genessee lvallett@caoginc.org
Region 2
Kristin Perrone Child Care Council, Inc k.perrone@childcarecouncil.com
Rose Shufelt Child Care Council, Inc r.shufelt@childcarecouncil.com
Anita Quinitchett Chemung County Child Care Council anitaq@chemchildcare.com
Tracy Travis Child and Family Resources, Inc tracy.travis@cfresources.org
Elizabeth Ryder ProAction, Inc rydere@proactioninc.org
Hector Santiago Child Care Council, Inc h.santiago@childcarecouncil.com
Kristin Olsen  Child Care Aware of Steuben & Schuyler olsenk@proactioninc.org
Chelsea Peckham Child Care Council, Inc c.peckham@childcarecouncil.com
Barb Owens Child and Family Resources, Inc barb.owens@cfresources.org
Hailey Friesema Child Care Aware of Steuben & Schuyler haighh@proactioninc.org
Cat Turco Child Care Council, Inc c.turco@childcarecouncil.com  
Region 3
Tessa Bolia Child Care Solutions tessab@chilcaresoultionscny.org
Kristi Cusa Child Care Solutions kristic@childcaresolutionscny.org
Jude Rose Child Development Council jude@childdevelopmentcouncil.org
Kristy Sherman Child Care Solutions kristys@childcaresolutionscny.org
Lisa Potter Child Care Solutions lisap@childcaresolutionscny.org
Casey Miner Child Care Solutions caseym@childcaresolutionscny.org
Cortney Nornhold Family Enrichment Network cnornhold@familyenrichment.org
Cathy Stenfeldt CAPCJC cstenfeldt@capcjc.org
Region 4
Ann Fraser Child Care Coordinating Council of the North Country afraser@ccccnc.org
Kathleen Harland Brightside Up, Inc. kharland@brightsideup.org
Raquel Saddlemire Brightside Up, Inc. resaddlemire@brightsideup.org
Pam Conine Southern Adirondack Child Care Network coninep@saccn.org
Sara Allen Taylor Child Care Council of the North Country sallentaylor@ccccnc.org
Sara Baldwin Brightside Up, Inc. sbaldwin@brightsideup.org

Laurie Kenny-Dolezel

 Delaware Opportunities lkdolezel@delop.org
Ashley Murray Family of Woodstock amurray@familyofwoodstockinc.org
Courtney St. Pierre Child Care Council of the North Country cstpierre@ccccnc.org
Region 5
Yvelisse Jimenez Child Development Support Corporation yjimenez@cdscnyc.org
I-Ling Tsai Day Care Council of NY lingtsai@dccnycinc.org
Renee Greene Child Development Support Corporation rgreene@cdscnyc.org
Xaio Wu Chinese-American Planning Council xwu@cpc-nyc.org
Johanny Cabral Committee for Hispanic Children & Families jcabral@chcfinc.org
Kimmy Cheung Chinese-American Planning Council kcheung@cpc-nyc.org
Lisa Plaskett Child Development Support Corporation lplaskett@cdscnyc.org
Vanessa Torres Day Care Council of NY vtorres@dccnycinc.org
Maritza Michaca Committee for Hispanic Children & Families mmichaca@chcfinc.org
Region 6
Rosemarie Lawton Child Care Council of Dutchess & Putnam rlawton@childcaredutchess.org
Kelsey Stoddard Sullivan County Child Care Council kstoddard@scchildcare.com
Ashley Murray Family of Woodstock amurray@familyofwoodstockinc.org
Sara Ruppert Child Care Council of Westchester sarahm@cccwny.org
Jenny Spampinato Child Care Resources of Rockland jennys@rocklandchildcare.org
Jami Flynn Child Care Council of Westchester jamif@cccwny.org
Ashleigh Goldberg Child Care Council of Orange County ashleigh@childcarecounciloc.org
Region 7
Colleen Farrell Child Care Council of Suffolk cfarrell@childcaresuffolk.org
Dawn Daniello Child Care Council of Nassau ddaniello@childcarenaussau.org
Joan Rocchetta Child Care Council of Suffolk jrocchetta@childcaresuffolk.org
Emily Torres Child Care Council of Suffolk etorres@childcaresuffolk.org
Stella Lundie Child Care Council of Nassau slundie@childcaresuffolk.org
Bonnie Spencer Child Care Council of Nassau bspencer@childcarenassau.org
Early Care & Learning Council

Regional Counties and Lead IT Network

Region 1

Niagara, Orleans, Genesee, Erie, Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany

child care

Child Care Resource Network
100 Hertel Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14216
(716) 877-6666

Region 2

Monroe, Wayne, Livingston, Ontario, Yates, Seneca, Steuben, Schuyler, Chemung

Child Care Council, Inc.
595 Blossom Road, Suite 120 | Rochester, NY 14610
(585) 654-4720

Region 3

St. Lawrence, Jefferson, Lewis, Herkimer, Oswego, Onondaga, Cayuga, Oneida, Madison, Tompkins, Cortland, Chenango, Tioga, Broome

Child Care Solutions
6724 Thompson Road | Syracuse, NY 13211
(315) 446-1220

Region 4

Franklin, Clinton, Essex, Hamilton, Warren, Washington, Fulton, Saratoga, Montgomery, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Ostego, Schoharie, Albany, Greene, Columbia, Delaware

Brightside Up, Inc.
91 Broadway | Menands, NY 12204
(518) 426-7181

Region 5

Bronx, New York, Richmond, Queens, Kings

NYC Child Care Resource & Referral Consortium
Follow the link to find your local CCR&R
(888) 469-5999

Region 6

Sullivan, Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland

Child Care Council of Westchester, Inc.
313 Central Park Avenue | Scarsdale, NY 10583
(914) 761-3456

Region 7

Suffolk, Nassau

Child Care Council of Suffolk, Inc.
60 Calvert Avenue | Commack, NY 11725
(631) 462-0303

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