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Nassau County Child Protective Services

24-hour Hotline 1-800-342-3720

Anybody can make a report of child abuse and/or neglect if he or she is suspicious that a child (0-18 years of age) is being neglected or abused. The report is kept confidential and the source can be anonymous if the reporter is not mandated by law to report. Child Protective Services is responsible for investigating all allegations of child abuse and neglect received by the Department from the New York Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment, part of the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

 

Organizations

Local

Family Child Care Association of New York State

The mission of the Family Child Care Association of NYS is to act as a united voice to promote and strengthen the professionalism of providers. 

 

Nassau County Association for the Education of Young Children

NCAEYC is the local chapter of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and works locally to support the development of professionals and to promote quality early care and education for the well-being of all young children and families.

 

State

Council of Community Services of New York State

CCSNYS is dedicated to serving and strengthening nonprofits throughout New York State. Members can access affordable organizational consulting, technical assistance and training, employee benefits, nonprofit liability and risk management, group purchasing, community planning, evaluation and research, and policy information and analysis on nonprofit issues. 

 

 Early Care & Learning Council

 New York's child care resource network.  High quality early care and learning programs are critical to the healthy development of children and to the economic health of communities.  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.

 

 Empire Justice Center

 The Center's goal and long-term vision is to be the statewide leader working to achieve social and economic justice for people in New York State who are poor, disabled or disenfranchised.  One of the many issues that the Center addresses is child care, especially focusing on the New York State child care subsidy system.  Read more here...

 

New York State Association for the Education of Young Children

NYSAEYC is the state affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and works locally to support the development of professionals and to promote quality early care and education for the well-being of all young children and families.

 

NYS Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC)

 The ECAC is comprised of experts in education, health care, child welfare and mental health.  Members represent state agencies, advocacy groups, foundations, higher education, unions and other key organizations concerned with the well-being of young children and their families, as appointed by the Governor.  ECAC is working to create a comprehensive early childhood system in New York State that provides every child with the support and services necessary to succeed in school and in life.  In turn, this success will ensure stronger families, a more competitive workforce and a brighter future for New York's economy.

 

VOICE/CSEA

VOICE/CSEA is a union made up of, and working for, family child care providers from across New York State, organizing for power to take on challenges facing family child care providers and the children and families they serve.

 

 WinningBeginningNY

 Winning Beginning NY is a statewide coalition working to inform policy makers and the public about the many benefits of early care and learning including home visiting, child care and Pre-K.  The coalition aims to build a broad-based constituency to make investment in quality early care and learning a top public priority in New York State.

 

National

Child Care Aware of America

Child Care Aware of America is our nation's leading voice for child care.  CCA works with state and local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies (CCR&Rs) and other community partners to ensure that all families have access to quality, affordable child care.  To achieve their mission, CCA leads prjects that increase the quality and availability of child care, offer comprehensive training to child care professionals, undertake research, and advocate for child care policies that improves the lives of children and families.


National Association for the Education of Young Children

NAEYC is the nation's largest and most influential organization of early childhood educators and others dedicated to improving the quality of programs for children from birth through third grade.

 

National Association for Family Child Care

The focus of NAFCC is to provide technical assistance to family child care associations through developing leadership and professionalism, addressing issues of diversity, and by promoting quality professionalism through NAFCC's Family Child Care Accreditation. 

 

Mom-mentum

Mom-mentum addresses the needs of mothers through a network of programs that offer information and support, break the isolation of motherhood, advance maternal health and well-being, and recognize the importance of mothers in society.

 

 National Women's Law Center

 The Center has worked for 40 years to expand, protect, and promote opportunity and advancement for women and girls at every stage of their lives--from education to employment to retirement security, and everything in between.  The Center works to create and strengthen policies and increase investments that improve the quality, affordability, and accessibility of childcare and early education, especially as they affect low-income women and children.

 

Zero to Three

A  national organization whose aim is to strengthen and support families, practitioners and communities and to promote the healthy development of babies and toddlers by advancing public knowledge, communicating research and best practices to a wide variety of audiences and providing training, technical assistance and leadership development.  

Professional Development & Scholarship Resources

Educational Incentive Program

EIP is a scholarship program designed to assist providers in obtaining the necessary training and education to provide quality care to children.

 

SUNY Videoconferences

Videoconference trainings are funded by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services and produced by the SUNY Early Childhood Education and Training Program.

 

Government Agencies

Nassau County Department of Social Services

NC DSS website includes a directory of services and contacts.

 

New York State Office of Children & Family Services

The NYS OCFS website offers child care regulations for all modalities of care, day care subsidy and emergency regulations, as well as product recalls and much more.

 

Nutrition, Health Insurance, & Medical Resources

American Red Cross in Nassau County

A humanitarian organization led by volunteers that provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. 

 

Child and Adult Care Food Program

CACFP's mission is to serve as a national voice for, and provide education and support to, organizations who administer the United States Department of Agriculture CACFP program. CACFP engages in activities that are intended to promote the general interests of children and their families.

 

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County

CCE-NC provides programs and research-based information on horticulture, IPM, environmental issues, food and nutrition, consumer issues, parenting, 4-H youth development and outdoor educational camping programs that build resilient communities.

 

Docs for Tots

Docs for Tots focuses on very young children and their families. It was formed in recognition of the importance, obligation, potential impact, and yet, lack of adequate numbers of active doctor advocates for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers on the national, state and local levels.

 

Fruits & Veggies - More Matters

Focuses on increasing both the awareness of the health benefits of fruits and vegetables, and their consumption, in the United States.

 

Health & Welfare Council of Long Island

HWCLI is a health and human services planning/research/public information/advocacy organization that serves as an umbrella agency for public and volunteer agencies serving Long Island's poor and vulnerable. Among other services, it provides consumer information and facilitates enrollment for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus and Food Stamps.

 

Healthychildren.org

A good resource for general information related to child health or for more specific guidance on parenting issues. 

 

National Food Service Management Institute

The mission of the National Food Service Management Institute is to provide information and services that promote the continuous improvement of Child Nutrition Programs. The vision of the National Food Service Management Institute is to be the leader in providing education, research and resources to promote excellence in Child Nutrition Programs.

 

New York State Child Health Plus

New York State's health insurance plan for uninsured children up to 18 years old, regardless of income or minority status. Benefits include well child care, immunizations, treatment of illness or injury, prescription drugs, dental care and more.

 

New York State Department of Health - Medical Resources

The NYS DOH  website offers consumers current, accurate and useful information and resources on a variety of health issues from AIDS and Asthma to Shaken Baby Syndrome, Women's Health Issues and much more.

 

New York State Department of Health - Nutrition Resources

The NYS DOH website offers nutrition resources regarding dietary guidelines, guide to menu planning, preventing childhood obesity, tips for healthy cooking, feeding infants and much more.

 

United States Department of Agriculture

The USDA provides advice for healthy Americans ages 2 and over about food choices that promote health and prevent disease.

 

Consumer Protection & Product Safety Resources

211LongIsland.org

2-1-1 Long Island provides Long Islanders with a comprehensive information and referral telephone, and internet connection to human services, on a day-to-day basis and in time of disaster.

 

Product Safety Reporting Database

CPSC online database to report injuries or hazards posed by consumer products.

 

US Food and Drug Administration 

The FDA website provides recall and safety alert information on food, drugs and medical devices. 

 
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