Helping People….Changing Lives


Resources for Providers


Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS)

OCFS Main Page
 Start Here!-How to Become a NYS Child Day Care Provider-Orientation Video (Required for applying providers)
Get help paying for training with this scholarship program! EIP
Approved online training Organizations-click here
All Forms                             Evacuation Drills-LDSS-4439                            Attendance-LDSS-4443
Shelter in Place Drills-OCFS-6007            Comprehensive Background Check (CBC Packet)-OCFS-6000


Foundations in Health and Safety-5 hour training-click here and go to e-learning
Aspire Training Registry
CSEA-The VoiceUnion for Family Child Care Providers-free trainings, health insurance, and more!

Business Help

Small Business Development Center at JCC-Free small business counseling and training
CODI Economic Development– Assistance for  small businesses-Call (716) 366-8176 or (716) 661-9430
Family Child Care Business Guidance-Tom Copeland’s Taking Care of Business Blog

Other Resources

Quality Stars New YorkProgram quality improvement assistance
Child Care Aware-Resources and Information for Providers and Parents
VroomDevelopmental brain building activities
Sesame StreetLearning activities, cultural diversity topics, social/emotional development