Departments

 

Child Care Resource Center

Find Local Child Care

(Funded through the Office of Children & Family Services and the Department of Health)

Call our Statewide Toll Free Telephone Number:

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.
http://www.ocfs.state.ny.us/main/cps/

We are a non-profit organization serving parents, child care providers and employers in Schoharie and Otsego Counties.  The Child Care Resource Center provides resources to the community by improving the availability and quality of child care. It is also a referral service that counsels parents seeking child care as well as a referral service to local employers regarding child care options for their employees. The Child Care Resource Center provides feedback to local and state agencies regarding community child care needs and policies.

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Meg Parsons, Director

Call today to schedule an appointment or stop by during office hours and our staff will be glad to serve you.

Please note that walk-ins are available according to order of arrival.

Hours of Operation: Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Office is handicapped accessible, Spanish interpreter and sign language available.

Fingerprinting: Schedule at L1enrollment.com or call toll free 1-877-472-6915. For a fingerprint waiver, contact OCFS at 486-6321 for further information.

 

For further assistance, one of our dedicated staff members will be able to help you.

Please call 518-234-2568 and ask for either:

Meg Parsons, Child Care Resource Center, Director

childcare@sccapinc.org

Deb Dyer, Child Care Resource Center, Coordinator

ccrr@sccapinc.org

Amanda Fitch, Child Care Resource Center, Assistant Program Coordinator

ccrr2@sccapinc.org

 

Congratulations

SCCAP’s Child Care Resource Center would like to congratulate the following child care providers on their participation and completion of the NAP SACC [The Nutrition and Physical Activity Self Assessment for Child Care] program:

Cobleskill Campus Child Care Center

Morning Star Learning Center

Raelyn Cronin

Vicki Chamberlain

 

 

 

Links to Other Resources

Winning Beginning NY - 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.

Zero to Three - ZERO TO THREE is a national nonprofit organization that informs, trains and supports professionals, policymakers and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers

Immunization Resources

NAP SACC

Child Care Aware® of America - 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 to ensure that families in every local community have access to quality, affordable child care. To achieve their mission, they lead projects that increase the quality and availability of child care, offer comprehensive training to child care professionals, undertake groundbreaking research, and advocate for child care policies that positively impact the lives of children and families. Since 1987, Child Care Aware® of America has been working to improve the system of early learning for children by: providing training, resources and best practices standards to local and state CCR&Rs that support high-quality, accountable services; promoting national policies and partnerships that facilitate universal access to high quality child care; collecting, analyzing, and reporting current child care data and research, including child care supply and demand trends; and offering child care and parenting information and resources to families and connecting families to local CCR&R services.

Child Care Aware (in Spanish)

QualityStarsNY - QUALITYstarsNY is a voluntary quality rating and improvement system that is designed to increase quality in early learning settings – centers, schools, and homes – throughout the state.

Early Care & Learning Council - The Early Care & Learning Council has been working to make quality, affordable child care available to New York’s families since 1975. Rooted in a statewide network of child care resource and referral agencies, the support of the Early Care & Learning Council includes wide representation from child care providers, parents, businesses, community organizations, and other individuals! The Early Care & Learning Council seeks to develop a system of quality early childhood care and education that: is available to every child regardless of income level, cultural background or family composition; adequately prepares and compensates teachers and providers; involves all segments of the community in addressing child care needs; shares and exchanges information among members, supports their efforts and promotes common goals and interest.

Community Services

 
Denelle Baker, Director

    • Emergency Services
      • Emergency shelter
      • Rental Assistance Fuel/Power advocacy and assistance
      • Income Guidelines
    • Advocacy
      • Agency Referrals
      • Continued support
      • Needs assessment
    • Community Resources
      • Community resource liaison
      • Volunteerism
    • VITA
      • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance offers free tax preparation & e-filing. Appointments needed! (Self-employment not available.)
    • Special Projects
      • Seasonal events
      • Independent food drives

For Further Info- e-mail : communityservices@sccapinc.org

Employment Training Center

Pat O’Connor, Director

Employment Training Center 

The Employment Training Center provides free employment and computer skills trainings and workshops to assist individuals during their job search

      •  Career readiness training
      • Resume and cover letter preparation
      • Job search techniques
      • Interviewing skills
      • Individual job development
      • Post-employment consultation
      • Computer skills workshops
      • Other agency referrals as needed

Employment Training Center Workshop Schedule:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYS Displaced Homemaker Program:

Provides Displaced Homemakers with the guidance, training and support needed to enter the labor market

Skills to Success Training:

Career Readiness Services to public assistance recipients through contract with the Department of Social Services

 

Pat O’Connor, Director

employment@sccapinc.org

 

Marcy Holmes, Employment/Education Specialist

 

Sarah Van Deusen, Program Assistant

Family Support and Resource Center

Jodi Gregory, Director, Family Support and Resource Center / Deputy Executive Director

      • Supervised Visitation
        • Supervised visitation gives parents a chance to meet with their child(ren) in an atmosphere that is focused on building parent-child bonds.
        • Visits are supervised by a trained supervisor.
        • Safety and privacy is maintained at all times.
      • Family Team Conferences
        • Creates teams with families to work on goals and build on strengths so families can move forward and be successful.
        • Providers and natural supports are brought together to form the family’s team.
      • Skill Building for Families
        • Important skills are often needed for families of children with special challenges.
        • Skill Building focuses not only on the techniques necessary to advocate for your child, but also on how to cope with your own anger, how to communicate effectively and how to strengthen the family unit.
        • We also offer classes for parents AND youth, separately and together so that all family members can work towards developing a strong, loving family.
      • Mentoring and Special Projects
        • Young people sometimes just need someone to spend time with-to share their hopes and dreams-to enjoy recreational activities.
        • Each mentoring relationship is different and shaped by the unique personalities, interests and talents of the adult and the child.
        • Mentors are: Role models, Confidence builders, Good listeners, Ordinary people, Responsible adults
        • Mentors are not: Babysitters, Surrogate parents, Therapists, Cool peers
        • We also offer group activities, sponsor youth to community activities and work with youth to develop their unique strengths and talents.
        • Family Gatherings are held 3 times a year to give families a place to meet new friends and enjoy time with their children.
        • Time Banking is a unique opportunity for youth to become involved in community efforts and build self-esteem while contributing to their families. Youth earn “credit” towards different activities and events.
        • Camp Sponsorships: Camp provides not only a recreational outlet for the child, but a socialization and educational experience as well. Youth have been sponsored to both day and overnight camps in New York State.
      • Family Partners
        • Unique to Family Support, Family Partners offer peer support in many ways, depending on the needs of the particular family.
        • Family Partners assist with systems navigation, provide information about family and children’s issues, help maintain family success, assist with referrals, accompany parents to court and school meetings, provide a listening ear.

For further info e-mail: ccsi.familysupport@sccapinc.org

NYS Displaced Homemaker Program

Pat O’Connor, Director

NYS Displaced Homemaker Program

Pat O’Connor, Director

employment@sccapinc.org

A Displaced Homemaker is an individual who:

  •  Is unemployed or underemployed and is having difficulty getting a job or moving ahead.
  •  May not have worked in the labor force for a substantial number of years but, during that time, has worked in the home providing unpaid services for family members; and
  •  Has depended on public assistance or on the income of another family member, but is no longer supported that way; or
  •  Is receiving public assistance because of dependent children in the home, especially if that assistance will be ending;

The Displaced Homemaker Program gets people back on the road to economic independence by providing the career counseling, employment training, job search assistance, and support services they need to obtain employment. The program provides a wide range of career readiness workshops including:

  • Resume and cover letter preparation
  •  Online job searching techniques
  •  Interviewing skills
  •  Basic computer skills trainings in Microsoft Word, Excel and Access
  •  Job development

The goal of the program is to help people become employed and self-supporting by providing them with the necessary skills and support services to succeed.

                           

For further info e-mail: employment@sccapinc.org

Weatherization and Energy Services

Carl Jackson, Director

The following services help income eligible county residents save on fuel and energy consumption:

Heat loss calculations and determination of energy efficiency in heating and distribution systems determine necessary repairs and/or replacements, insulation, window and door repair or replacement, furnace repair, carbon monoxide detection.

Read the New eligibility guidelines

Separate Entity – Fee for Service

For Further Info E-mail: weatherization@sccapinc.org

WIC – Health, Nutrition and Safety Assistance

Kathryn Palmer, Director

 

      • Supplemental nutrition program for income eligible pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants and children. WIC Income Guidelines
      • Breastfeeding support program – Licensed lactation and Breastfeeding Peer Counselors on staff!
      • Breast pump loaner program
      • Pre-natal smoking cessation program
      • Farmers Market Vouchers
      • Bicycle helmet distribution program
      • Referrals to health/human services agencies
      • Nutrition and health education
      • New Improved Food Package
      • Evening and early morning appointments available
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WIC Hours of Operation

Monday 8 am – 4 pm

Tuesday 8 am – 4 pm

Wednesday 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Thursday 8 am – 4 pm

Friday 8 am – 4 pm

Evening and Saturday appointments available.

 We are open Wednesday’s 9:30-5:30

For more information call (518) 234-2568 or e-mail wic@sccapinc.org

 

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