Child Care Solutions is the Child Care Resource & Referral agency that serves Onondaga and Cayuga County. Since 1975 we have worked to connect Central NY parents to care that meets their needs and to give child care providers the resources and tools they need to provide high-quality care.
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Workshops & Training Sessions

Call 315-446-1220 to register for the following workshops.

Minute Menu Tips & Tricks
Minute Menu is designed to allow child care providers to record CACFP claim information online, quickly and easily from their own computer. In this workshop we will help you navigate minute menu so you can save time & money for your program.  The class will cover; enrolling children, recording meals and attendance, recording in and out times, claim submission & more.

 Fee:                      Free for CACFP participants

                               $18 Member   $23 Non Member

Dates:                   Wednesday, 07/23/14

Time:                     6:30 PM-8:30 PM

Location:              Syracuse

Credit Hours:       2

OCFS:                    5


Is Your Family Child Care Program Breast Feeding Friendly?
If you care for infants, (or are thinking of caring for infants in the future) you will not want to miss this worthwhile training!  You will learn about the many benefits of breastfeeding for babies, moms, and day care providers, (including the financial advantages). Topics to be covered will include: best practices to handle and store breast milk, behaviors and unique feeding needs of a breastfed baby, steps to becoming a Breastfeeding Friendly Day Care Home and the NYS regulation regarding breastfeeding. In addition, an update on recent streamlining to the CACFP Infant record keeping requirements, and Infant Meal Pattern will be reviewed.

Fee:                       Free for CACFP participants

                               $18 Member   $23 Non Member

Dates:                   Thursday, 07/24/14

Time:                    6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location:              Syracuse

Credit Hours:       2

OCFS:                    1, 2


Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR
Successful participants earn a Red Cross certification valid for 2 years.  These courses are open to licensed/registered child care providers.  Plan to bring a lunch with you.  We do take a break for lunch, but there is not enough time to allow students to leave the building for lunch.  We have a refrigerator and microwave available for your use.

Fee:                      $90 Member $100 Non Member

Instructor:          Laura Cummings

Dates:                  Saturday, 8/2/14 or Wednesday, 08/13/14                                  

Time, Location:  8:30AM-3:30PM, Syracuse

Credit Hours:     7

OCFS Area:         4


We Can Work It Out:
  Communicating With Parents
Who doesn't want to tell parents that their children had a wonderful day?  We all do, but sometimes as early childhood educators we have to deliver "not so wonderful" information.  In this training we will practice the art of delivering difficult news with each other so you are better prepared to do it with parents. 

Fee:                       $18 Member   $23 Non Member

Instructor:           Tonia Thornton

Date:                     Monday, 08/04/14

Time:                     6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location:              Syracuse

Credit Hours:       2

OCFS:                    1, 4



View our July 2014 Training Catalog “The Navigator”