Resources & Links   


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Wikipedia

The CDC offers age appropriate developmental milestone references, printable checklists and you can even download their milestone tracker mobile app.  Click on the CDC logo for more information or check out their Milestone Moments quick reference guide.



Child Care Subsidy Assistance and Regulatory Information 

St. Lawrence County Department of Social Services  
Day Care Subsidies are issued to low income families and Temporary Assistance recipients to enable them to afford child care and continue employment. 
New York State Office of Children and Family Services 
provides a range of resources to help parents with their child care needs, people who want to start or are currently running child care programs, and anyone with a concern about the health or safety of a child in a day care program.

Early Intervention

The St. Lawrence County Public Health Department Early Intervention Program 
To support and promote the development of those infants and toddlers who have special needs related to developmental delays and to enhance the capacity of their families to meet their needs.
St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES – Beginning Years Program    
The Beginning Years Program provides evaluations and services to children ages birth to 5 years old who have developmental delays.  The Beginning Years Program is sponsored by St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES and is approved by the New York State Education Department.

Health & Medical Resources

St. Lawrence County Public Health Department
Your one stop source for local information on health issues for parents and child care providers.
Community Health Center of the North Country
Community Health Center of the North Country (CHCNC) has sites located in St. Lawrence, Franklin and Jefferson Counties. Our health center provides affordable, high quality health care to people of any age, race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, and national origin, regardless of their health insurance status or ability to pay.  We pride ourselves in acting as a safety net for those without health insurance or for those who are under-insured. To accommodate those who are uninsured or under insured, we offer a sliding fee scale for most of our services based on the patient's family size and income.
North Country Prenatal/Perinatal Council
For over 30 years, the North Country Prenatal/Perinatal Council, Inc. (NCPPC) has been providing services in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties of Northern New York. NCPPC is dedicated to strengthening maternal and family health by identifying service needs and improving access to care through community collaboration, education, and referral for the well-being of every woman, every child, every family. NCPPC provides a range of services including maternal and infant health home visiting programs, health insurance enrollment, and youth services.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC is a national resource for credible health information.
COVID - FLU & Vaccination Guidance
A great resource for child care providers and schools from the Centers for Disease and Prevention.

National Associations 

Child Care Aware of America   
is our nation's leading voice for child care. They work with more than 600 state and local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies nationwide to help ensure that all families in the United States have access to quality, affordable child care, helps families learn more about the elements of quality child care and how to locate programs in their communities. Child Care Aware® also provides child care providers with access to resources for their child care programs and gives parents referrals to local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies where they can receive individualized assistance. 
The National Association for the Education of Young Children   
(NAEYC) is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8. 
The National Association for Family Child Care 
is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting quality child care by strengthening the profession of family child care.   
The National Aftershool Association's  
mission is to be the leading voice for afterschool profession dedicated to the development, education and care of children and youth during their out-of-school hours.             

State Associations

The Early Care & Learning Council  
is a statewide organization that works to increase the quality, affordability and capacity of the early care and learning field and does so through training and technical assistance, data management and advocacy initiatives. Our programs are provided to and in partnership with our network of local Child Care Resource & Referral programs across New York State. 
The Family Child Care Association of New York State, Inc.  
(FCCANYS) is a non-profit, professional statewide organization dedicated to supporting family child care providers and associations. Members include advocates of quality childcare providers, parents, and agency staff.
The New York State Association for the Education of Young Children  
(NYSAEYC) is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8.   

Training Scholarships - Providers & Staff  

​​The Early Childhood Education and Training Program is funded by the New York State Office of Family Services. The following scholarships are available:
The Educational Incentive Program (EIP) is a scholarship program funded by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (NYS OCFS). Its purpose is to assist child care providers in paying for the professional development training and education they need to provide quality care to children.
The MAT Rebate Program is available to help offset the cost of Medications Administration Training to certify providers and staff to administer medication in a child care setting. 


The USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program plays a vital role in improving the quality of child care and making it more affordable for many low-income families. Click here to find out more about the Food Program available through SCCCCC.  
From breastfeeding to solid foods the KidsHealth site provides information about feeding your baby. Additional resources about a wealth of topics are also available.  
The New York State Department of Health webpage dedicated to promoting breastfeeding and providing information and resources about breastfeeding.

Resources for Parents            

The NYS State Parenting Education Partnership's mission is to enhance parenting skills, knowledge, and behavior through a strong, statewide network that promotes and improves parenting education. 
Child Care Aware Engagement for Families is a resource for families to find and share information about child care, child development, parenting issues, etc.  

Safety Information

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.  
The American Red Cross is dedicated to helping make families, communities and workplaces safer at home and around the world.          
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration seeks to ensure that all children ages 0-16 are properly restrained in the correct restraint system for their age and size every time they travel in a motor vehicle.    

Tax Center- IRS Child Care            

The Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center provides general small business information useful in all industries and professions. It includes links to small business products, employment taxes, electronic filing and paying, taxpayer burden reduction, abusive tax avoidance transactions, and many other topics.
The Child Care Tax Credit Center information on the revised child tax credit program.  

Child Care Provider Recognition  

The Council for Professional Recognition 
promotes improved performance and recognition of professionals in the early childhood education of children aged birth to 5 years old.                 

Provider Appreciation Day is a special day to recognize child care providers, teachers and educators of young children everywhere.      

More Useful Links  

Cornell Cooperative Extension
is a key outreach system of Cornell University with a strong public mission and an extensive local presence that is responsive to needs in New York communities. This link to the ST. Lawrence County Extension office includes information about nutrition and financial education, parenting, camps, afterschool, 4-H and current environment concerns.             
Search Public Registry of Sex Offenders 
link to the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services to search the public registry of sex offenders by last name, county or zip code.



The Office of Children and Family Services website has a wealth of information to help keep children safe from abuse and maltreatment. 
Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-342-3720 TDD/TTY: 1-800-638-5163 
If you believe that a child is in immediate danger, call 911 or your local police department.   

Polly Klaas Child Safety Kit:   









If you have questions about these and other resources contact Dee Burlingame at (315) 393-6474 Ext. 14