This 3-year, $42 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Care seeks to coordinate the NYS early childhood mixed delivery system to ensure that all young children and healthy, learning and thriving in families that are supported by a full complement of services and resources essential for successful development.
Currently in the third and final year of this project, the Council on Children and Families in collaboration with over 80 statewide partners have led over 50 initiatives to strengthen and building new partnerships, coordinate systems and improve transitions, expand parent choice and knowledge and promote equity with a focus on vulnerable populations.
To learn about the partners and initiatives that have contributed to our success, read the NYSB5 Reference Guide.
New for 2021, the Council has developed a NYSB5 Renewal Reference Guide that includes descriptions of each B5 initiative. The Council and our partners look forward to continuing to partner with parents and providers for the to enhance coordination and more efficiently provide access to high quality, equitable and comprehensive early care and learning environments and services essential for healthy development.
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As the American Rescue Plan Act Child Care Stabilization funds for child care providers start to roll out, it is important to know that these funds can be used to support mental health and social and emotional services for staff and children in care. Here is a Social and Emotional Mental Health Supports and Services Menu / Apoyos y Servicios Sociales y Emocionales de Salud Mental para la Primera Infancia that lists resources currently available in New York state. This menu has six different categories of services: Mental Health Consultation, Coaching, Reflective Supervision, Early Childhood Technical Assistance, Training and Other. Each service includes a short description along with contact information and web addresses for further information. If you choose to use the Stabilization grant to pay for these mental health or social and emotional services, you will need to reach out to the contact person listed for more information and to arrange the service for your program.
Please note that this menu is not all inclusive and will be updated as new information and resources become available. If your agency provides mental health or social and emotional services and would like to be listed in this menu, please fill out the Google Form here.
New York’s Early Care and Learning System has many supports and services for professionals and parents. The Rainbow Chart is a collection of the many trainings and technical assistance/professional development providers in NYS. Each entry provides the name, a description, contact information, and whom the support is most appropriate for. Please reach out to the contact for each support for more information.
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
10:00 am - 1:30 pm
The NYSB5 grant will offer the opportunity to host Kindergarten Transition Summits or innovative Kindergarten Transition Activities. This orientation is for all those who might apply to host and implement a KT Summit in 2022 to increase the number of local transition teams statewide.
Below is a list of the materials
1 - Agenda
On March 25, 2021, the New York State Council on Children and Families as part of the NYSB5 grant convened a Kindergarten Transition Summit Orientation. The purpose of this orientation was to demonstrate how to host, implement and apply for funding to host a KT summit in 2021 and increase the number of local transition teams statewide.
Below is a list of the materials:
10 - CCRR Directory
12 - KT Reflection Sheet
Session recorded from NYAEYC Conference, April 15, 2021
Presented at the NYAEYC Conference on April 15, 2021 by Nancy Hampton and Tracy Lyman.
The workshop describes what the Early Intervention Program is, understanding the process and knowing what to expect with the transition to Special Education Preschool Services. Resources and best practices to support successful transitions are described and shared in this workshop.
On March 5, 2020, the New York State Council on Children and Families as part of the NYSB5 grant will convene a Kindergarten Transition Summit Orientation. The purpose of this orientation is to demonstrate how to host, implement and apply for funding to host a KT summit in 2020 and increase the number of local transition teams statewide.
Below is a list of the materials:
7 - TA Summit Guide
8 - Transition Brief
10 - Summit Announcement
11 - Agenda for Full-day
12 - Agenda for Half-day
Video made possible by NYS B5 Grant at Columbia County Early Literacy and Learning Network for the Kindergarten Transition Summit 2019.
Videos and Materials from statewide KT Summit
October 28, 2020
Hosted by Finger Lakes Community Schools
You can view the Kindergarten Transition Summit Winners 2020 in pdf or recorded webinar below:
Kristin Weller, MS, LMHC
New York Birth to Five Grant Project Manager
Council on Children and Families
52 Washington Street
West Building, Suite 99
Rensselaer, New York 12144
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