Child Care

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Child Care Aware
Through this site from the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, search for your local Child Care Resource & Referral Agency by zip code, county or state, use the Budgeting Child Care Options calculator, consult the High-Quality Child Care Check List and more. Also available in Spanish.

Child Care Bureau
Learn about available child care tax credits, financial assistance and finding quality child care courtesy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration of Children, Youth and Families.

Child Care – NY State Office of Children and Family Services
Review tips and documents on finding and paying for child care and learn about the administration of medication for children by caregivers. The Child Care Facility Search (http://www.ocfs.state.ny.us/ccfs_facilitysearch/) allows parents to perform lookups by License/Registration ID, facility name, type, county and zip code for NYS-regulated child care providers (with the exception of New York City).

Child Care Resource Network
Local organization and member of the Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies serving Buffalo & Erie County. The Child Care Resource Network provides referral services to parents searching for child care, offers tips on choosing childcare and more.

National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC)
An association for family day care providers. Search for an NAFCC-Accredited Provider by name, city, county, state, zip code, area code and/or accreditation expiration date.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
An association founded in 1926 with the goal of improving the well being of young children, with particular attention on children from birth to age 8. There are over 100,000 members of NAEYC worldwide. Search for NAEYC-Accredited Program at http://naeyc.org/academy/search/ by city, state and/or zip code

National Child Care Association
In operation since 1987, this is an association for private and licensed child care providers. Search for member child care centers at http://www.nccanet.org/search/all.asp by city, state, company name and more.

National Child Care Information and Technical Assistance Center (NCCIC)
Clearinghouse from the Child Care Bureau, Office of Family Assistance, for childcare information with many current articles and links to useful web sites.

National Institute on Out-Of-School Time
Locate articles, links and reports through this organization which focuses on the child care needs of children before/after school hours.

National Research Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education
This center at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado promotes health and safety in out-of-home child care throughout the United States. Search for the licensure regulations in each state, locate tips and documents on quality child care and more. Documents are available in English and Spanish.

Zero to Three
Site from the National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families which offers many articles and answers to faqs about child care.