Updates and Alerts


Super Saturday for Professional Development

In partnership with the Long Island Pre-K Initiative, Child Care Council of Nassau is pleased to announce that Dana Winters, Director of Simple Interactions and Academic Programs at The Fred Rogers Center will be giving the morning keynote presentation, "Using Simple Interactions to Seed and Grow a Community of Practice In Early Childhood Education" 

Saturday, October 27, 2018

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Registration at 8:00 a.m.)

Nassau BOCES – 71 Clinton Road, Garden City, NY 11530

(Breakfast and lunch included)


Click here for registration and more information.




Pre-K Initiative Conference

A full-day conference for teachers, teacher assistants, administrators, directors and other early education practitioners. You can benefit whether you work for a public school district, a community-based organization or a private school. This is your opportunity to hear from national early childhood experts, visit exhibitors of products and services and network with other professionals.


Tuesday, November 6, 2018

8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Registration at 8:00 a.m.)

Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury

(Breakfast and lunch included)


Click here for registration and more information.


Click here to apply for conference scholarship. 




Super Saturday for Professional Development:

Saturday, June 2, 2018 will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Nassau BOCES, 71 Clinton Road, Garden City, NY  11530

In partnership with the Long Island Pre-K Initiative, Child Care Council of Nassau is pleased to announce that Keith Pentz, National Early Childhood Specialist for Kaplan Early Learning Company, will give the morning keynote presentation, "The Story is Just a Beginning: Enhancing Learning through Language and Vocabulary."     


The detailed Schedule for the day and the Registration Form are provided in the Brochure.  Click here!




New Professional Development Project for Family and Group Family Providers


Click here to download the information flyer and the application





Child Care in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018: Frequently Asked Questions


Please click here to view an FAQ session from CLASP and NWLC (National Women's Law Center) on federal spending.  CLASP is a national, nonpartisan, anti-poverty nonprofit advancing policy solutions for low-income people.  





Long Island Early Care & Education Day in Albany- Tuesday, March 13th, 2018


Council's annual bus trip is one month from today!  Click here to access the flyer for more information.  If interested in attending, please contact Kristen Weeden at kweeden@childcarenassau.org.  





Proposed CACFP Changes: Food Crediting in Child Nutrition Programs 


Please read the letter commenting on the proposed food changes for CACFP.  The additional restrictions and regulations will add an additional burden to providers who are already providing nutritious meals to their daycare children.  USDA requests your comment by February 12, 2018.  Thank you! 


First, Go to Regulations.gov ;
Next, Copy and Paste the Model Letter Or download it and customize
Last,  Click Submit and your comments will be read 





Dear Provider:


Nassau County will host a Public Hearing of the “Child and Family Services Plan."   The hearing allows the public to raise issues and offer ways to improve service delivery.  Childcare will be one of the areas discussed and your input as a Child Care Provider and CACFP participant is valuable!


The Public Hearing will be held on:

Friday, February 9, 2018

 2:00pm to 4:30pm

60 Charles Lindbergh Blvd.

Uniondale, NY, 11553


(Enter by the South Public Entrance)


If you have any questions, plan on attending or would like to submit a written statement, please contact us at the Council at 516 358-9250 and we will assist you in the process.  Please click here to access more information if you would like to attend. 




Please Take Our Parent Survey to Help Us Improve Our Services


The Early Childhood Learning Council (ECLC) is conducting this statewide survey and the Child Care Council of Nassau is distributing it throughout Nassau County.   The information we gather will be used to assist in improving our services to families in Nassau. We are contacting parents, like you, who have recently accessed our services, as well as distributing the survey to other parents in the community. 


The survey is available in English and Spanish online.

Please click here to access this letter in Spanish. 








Click here to access the printed version of the survey in English.

Click here to access the printed version of the survey in Spanish. 


It should only take about 5-7 minutes for you to complete the survey in either format. Surveys must be submitted by March 31, 2018.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sandra Senior at 516-358-9250 ex. 21.