Community and Business

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


Finger Lakes Business Leaders Summit
June 19, 2014 was the first Business Leaders Summit for the Finger Lakes Region to engage the business community as champions for early care and education. Keynote speaker Bill Millett delivers a powerful message about the importance of early care and education for our economic future and asks us if today's children will be prepared for tomorrow's workforce. Brought by: Child Care Council, Inc., The Early Care & Learning Council, Community Action of Orleans & Genesee, and Child & Family Resources, Inc.

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Child Care in the North Country 


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A wonderful series of stories on child care in the North Country.  These segments focus on the struggles working parents have trying to find, keep and afford child care.  They also include how these struggles are impacting local employers and economic development.  To hear the series click the NCPR logo above.



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.  Contact Bruce Stewart to request a meeting at (315) 393-6474 Ext. 12 .


  • Educational flyers, pamphlets, and brochures: The SLCCC can provide a variety of materials for distribution to your group or employees on child care issues.  Call Dee Burlingame to request material at (315) 393-6474 Ext. 14.