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.

"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."

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.


Contact Jeannie Thomma for more information.

Continuity of Care Toolkit

Infant & Toddler Specialists in Each Region

Region 1
Kristin MachaChild Care Resource
Kim PumaChild Care Resource
Beth FaulknerChatauqua
Kelly JaneseNiagara
Maryann CiskalChild Care Resource
Alisha PerryChatauqua
Linsey VallettCommunity Action of Orleans &
Josie VirkusACCORD
Region 2
Kristin PerroneChild Care Council,
Rose ShufeltChild Care Council,
Anita QuinitchettChemung County Child Care
Tracy TravisChild and Family Resources,
Elizabeth RyderProAction,
Hector SantiagoChild Care Council,
Jason PlaceChild Care Council,
Chelsea PeckhamChild Care Council,
Barb OwensChild and Family Resources,
Hailey FriesemaChild Care Aware of Steuben &
Cat TurcoChild Care Council, 
Region 3
Emily CleaverCommunity Action Planning Council of Jefferson
Tessa OpetChild Care
Kristi CusaChild Care
Megan BrownFamily Enrichment
Kristy ShermanChild Care
Lisa PotterChild Care
Casey MinerChild Care
Connie NeurothSt. Lawrence Child Care
Jessica Custer-BindelChild Development
Region 4
Ann FraserChild Care Coordinating Council of the North
Kathleen HarlandCapital District Child Care
Raquel SaddlemireCapital District Child Care
Pam ConineSouthern Adirondack Child Care
Colleen SterlingCapital District Child Care
Sara BaldwinCapital District Child Care
Laurie Kenny-DolezelDelaware
Ashley MurrayFamily of
Region 5
Yvelisse JimenezChild Development Support
I-Ling TsaiDay Care Council of
Renee GreeneChild Development Support
Xaio WuChinese-American Planning
Johanny CabralCommittee for Hispanic Children &
Alec ScarfCommittee for Hispanic Children &
Lisa PlaskettChild Development Support
Vanessa TorresDay Care Council of
Region 6
Rosemarie LawtonChild Care Council of Dutchess &
Kelsey StoddardSullivan County Child Care
Ashley MurrayFamily of
Sara MerrifieldChild Care Council of
Jenny SpampinatoChild Care Resources of
Jami FlynnChild Care Council of
Ashleigh GoldbergChild Care Council of Orange
Region 7
Colleen FarrellChild Care Council of
Dawn DanielloChild Care Council of
Joan RocchettaChild Care Council of
Emily TorresChild Care Council of
Stella LundieChild Care Council of
Bonnie SpencerChild Care Council of

Regional Counties and Lead IT Network

Region 1

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

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

Capital District Child Care Council, 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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