Child Care


ACAP Child Care is the primary resoure for meeting the child care needs of parents in Essex County, NY.  The Child Care Resource and Referral provides information and referrals as well as training, advocacy, and education to meet the needs of children, families, businesses, and providers.  Our offices are located in Elizabethtown and are open from 8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday.

After School

ACAP After School Programs offer a safe and healthy environment for children in grades pre-k to 6th to learn and grown. The program offers fun and exciting activities for children that promote learning and self esteem.  For more information contact Margorie Zmijewski, Program Manager at 518-873-3207 Ext. 249.  To download an application please click on the link below.
Afterschool Application 2013

Child Care Resource and Referral

Parents
Let ACAP staff help you find safe and affordable childcare for your children.  Call 518-873-3207 and ask for Marjorie Zmijewski, Program Manager, or Melaney Campbell, Training Specialist at Ext. 235 or click on the link below.

For parent information and resources click here.

Providers
ACAP Child Care offers information sessions on becoming a registered or licensed child care provider.  The program helps potential child care providers decide if starting a child care business is right for them and provides on-going training and technical assistance for providers.  For more information call 518-873-3207.

For provider information and resources click here.

Employers
Quality child care is essential to the healthy development of children and the economic health of our community.  Employers interested in finding out more about how quality child care affects your business click on the link below.

For employer information click here

Child and Adult Care Food Program

Licensed childcare providers can receive reimbursement for healthy meals and snacks for children enrolled in childcare.  For more information call 518-873-3207 and ask for ext. 237 or email below.

Resources

Early Care and Learning Council The New York State Child Care Resource and Referral Network.  ECLC provides support to Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R)’s.

Information on Child Care Public Policies and Advocacy and how you can become involved can be found on our Public Policy page  or go to: Winning Beginning NY

Do You Suspect Abuse or Maltreatment?   Report it Now By Calling the Child Abuse Hotline: at 1-800-342-3720.  Or for information on Child Abuse and Child Maltreatment visit the Office of Child and Family Services at: http://www.ocfs.state.ny.us/main/prevention/

Essex County Child Care Fraud Prevention
The goal of the Department of Social Services is to promote public awareness of child care fraud prevention. The Department of Social Services understands the need to ensure program integrity and protect tax dollars while ensuring access to child care services for eligible families. It is important to share with the public that persons receiving child care benefits or provid-ing child care services may be subject to case reviews and/or audits, welfare investigations, or prosecution for child care fraud.  Child Care Fraud Brochure/FRAUD REPORTING FORM

Email ACAP Child Care staff or sign-up for trainings below: (a list of trainings may be found in our Toybox Tales newsletter under Publications on the Home page of this website)

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