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Sullivan County Child Care Council, Inc. connects Essential Workers with CARES Child Care Scholarsh

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April 24, 2020
Sullivan County Child Care Council, Inc.  connects Essential Workers with CARES Child Care Scholarships
Liberty, NY – Sullivan County Child Care Council, Inc. applauds the action of the Cuomo Administration in developing a plan to provide child care to essential workers at no cost. This allocation of funding for child care for essential workers comes to the state from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”), which has provided New York with $163.6 million in emergency relief to the child care system.
New York State is using a portion of this funding to provide free child care for income eligible essential workers.  Essential workers using a regulated child care provider will receive a scholarship for the cost of care as long as the funds to support it are available.  All licensed and regulated providers who are caring for essential workers are able to participate in this new program. 
Access to affordable and safe child care is a barrier for working parents during the best of times, and even more so during a crisis.  New York State’s plan will ensure that the workforce that is needed to protect and care for the public during this pandemic have the child care that allows them to continue to serve us all.  CCR&Rs are the child care experts and the conduit to accessing child care in New York State.
If you meet the definition of an essential employee and have child care needs, register here. You will be contacted by the Sullivan County Child Care Council, Inc. within one business day. We will follow up on next steps to gather information about your household and help you identify a participating child care provider or work with your current registered or licensed child care provider.
The mission of the Sullivan County Child Care Council, Inc is to link the parents of Sullivan County to safe, enriching, quality childcare by strengthening professional providers through education and resources.  
For more information contact Donna Willi at  or (845) 292-7166 PLEASE leave a message.
Donna Willi
Executive Director
Sullivan County Child Care Council, Inc.
P.O. Box 186, Ferndale, NY 12734
7 Community Lane, Liberty, NY 12754
Phone: (845) 292-7166  Toll Free (877) 292-1790
Fax: (845) 292-1755

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