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New York Works for Children is happy to share the following messages on behalf of our partners and sponsors.
The NYS Office of Children and Family Services is offering a grant opportunity to help individuals interested in opening a child care program:
Here is some important information for families about WIC Help New York:
Many families across the state could get healthy food and connect to resources, nutritionists, breastfeeding support and more with WIC. If you are pregnant or have a child younger than 5 years old, WIC can help keep your growing family healthy. Grandparents, kinship caregivers, foster parents, working families, and non-US citizens can qualify, too. Families that receive Medicaid, SNAP, or TANF automatically qualify. Currently, WIC services are provided remotely and a family of four can have $51,338 in yearly income and qualify.
Check out NYS WIC’s new “Chat with Wanda” for an easy three-minute screening and get automatically connected with your local WIC clinic. WIC food benefits are provided electronically on an eWIC card and can be purchased in more than one shopping trip.
As of 1/1/19, all existing and future Plans of Study for directors and group teachers must be uploaded into the program’s Facility Application and Management System (FAMS) account. Regulators will be notified by email when documentation has been uploaded to FAMS. Approved plans of study and documentation demonstrating continuous progress must be updated and uploaded at least annually. Regulators will be able to monitor continuous progress within FAMS. Programs may contact their regional office for assistance.
Effective July 1, 2017, and aligned with permit renewal, all DOHMH permitted day care centers are required to create and maintain active organization accounts in The Aspire Registry. Programs will receive direct communication from The Aspire in the months leading up to your permit renewal inviting you to an in-person training.