NYS Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) Agencies
Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&Rs) agencies coordinate and plan child care services for those in their local regions.
They provide support to child care providers, parents, businesses and local governments.
CCR&R NY Standards of Excellence (SOE)
NY Standards of Excellence (SOE) is our state-specific set of best practice standards for the CCR&Rs. The NY SOE covers best practice standards in the following categories: Agency Governance; Program Management; Consumer/Parent Services; Provider Services; Community Engagement.
To be SOE Certified, a CCR&R needs to be in compliance with at least 80% of the items specified in the NY Standards of Excellence (SOE) document – and have a plan for Achievement of Further Excellence that has been approved by the Early Care and Learning Council (ECLC). NY Certificate of Excellence is valid for 3 years.
Complete SOE Application – This includes the SOE Application Narrative, the Assurance of Compliance, and the Plan for Further Achievement of Excellence. Within 14 days of receiving a Complete SOE Application, ECLC staff will schedule a SOE Site Visit with the applicant to review application documentation on file at the CCR&R. The site visit must occur within 60 days of being scheduled.
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