Reports to the Community

The St. Lawrence Child Care Council continually strives to be a reliable source of child care data and information on child care issues.

In Our Own Back Yards:
Local & State Strategies to Improve the Quality of Family Child Care
This study examines local and state programs and policies to improve the quality of family child care. Through literature review and interviews with child care experts and program administrators, key needs and strategies for improving quality in family child care settings were identified. The report describes approaches used by four state-wide programs and nine local programs. 

SLCCC Strategic Plan
Strategic Planning is a long-term whole-system planning approach that focuses on the future and produces fundamental decisions that shape and guide what an organization is and what it does. The process considers the organization’s environment, its resources (including people) and the available choices. Strategies are longer-term proactive choices.  Strategic Planning benefits the SLCCC by clarifying future directions, providing valuable information for decision-making, and aligning resources in a rational manner with a rapidly changing environment. Strategic thought and action are increasingly important to an organization’s continued viability and success. 

SLCCC Annual Child Care Report
Every year, the St. Lawrence Child Care Council publishes The SLCCC Annual Child Care Report, an analysis of the supply and demand for child care in within the county. The report details information such as available child care slots by geographic area, the average cost of child care and new developments in the child care field. A detailed analysis of the data is used to guide the SLCCC’s activities for child care development, outreach and support.  The report also highlights the efforts made by the St. Lawrence Child Care Council over the past year, information on funding sources and reports of service delivery.