Community and Business

"Quality child care is an integral part of our nation’s economic infrastructure!”
Bruce Stewart, Executive Director, SLCCC

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Services to the Community 
The St. Lawrence Child Care Council works to promote quality, affordable, accessible child care. Through our efforts, the community and employers have access to many child care related services. The SLCCC serves employers and the community through many avenues including:  

Employer Services:
•  Referrals to child care programs
•  Child Care Program Information: characteristics of quality child care, types of programs available in St. Lawrence County
•  On-site information provided to employees regarding child care and child development topics
•  Technical assistance to begin an employer driven child care program
•  Employee child care needs assessment  

Public Policy :
The SLCCC is committed to improving the quality of child care through public policy and community education.  

Reports to the Community :
Through a variety of projects, publications and collaborations we are a reliable source of child care data and information on child care issues.          

Additional Services 
The Child Care Council can also provide additional educational opportunities for agencies, groups, and employers in St. Lawrence County. These opportunities include: 

•  Public speaking/workshop opportunities: SLCCC staff are available to speak at your group meetings or one-on-one on topics regarding high quality child care and its positive impact on our community.  Call (315) 393-6474 and ask for Bruce Stewart to request a meeting.  

•  Educational flyers, pamphlets, and brochures: The SLCCC can provide a variety of materials for distribution to your group or employees on quality child care issues.  Call (315) 393-6474 and ask for Connie Neuroth to request material.    
Research on the Impact of Child Care on the Community 
Research has shown that quality child care has a positive impact on a region’s economy, its quality of life, its attractiveness to new business, and its ability to attract and retain skilled labor.  

St. Lawrence County Child Care Economic Impact Report 2011

Boosting New York’s Economy: Short- and Long-Term Economic Gains through Quality Early Learning, America’s Edge,
February 2012  

The Economies Impact on Parent's Choices, NACCRRA,

Overview: The Regional Economics of Child Care:
Warner, M.E. (2009)  

Linking Economic Development and Child Care

Strengthening New York Businesses through Investments in Early Care and Education