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We are CSEA/VOICE: a union made up of and working for family child care providers from across New York State, organizing for power to take on challenges facing us and the children and families we serve.


  • Earn training hours with child care ‘Topic Trainings’ for 2020

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    Meet enrollment/registration/licensing requirements

    Trainings will be held across the state covering a broad range of OCFS topic areas. These “topic trainings” are open to NYS Registered Family, Licensed Group Family and Legally Exempt childcare providers outside of New York City.

    Register online
    Regístrese en línea en Español

    Training opportunities are funded by Professional Development dollars negotiated by CSEA/VOICE Local 100A in our third union agreement with NYS and OCFS.


  • Monday, JAN 6 – Union Covers 2020 NYAEYC Conference Reg. and Hotel Fees

    Screen Shot 2020-01-03 at 9.12.50 AM$All Registration fees and hotel paid by CSEA/VOICE
    CSEA/VOICE is partnering again this year with NYAEYC and will cover conference registration fees and hotel room costs for all licensed group family,  registered family and legally exempt child care providers (outside of NYC).  Learn from top experts and network with other family child care providers while earning training credits. To begin the conference registration, simply provide your CSEA ID number and daycare license number, and then choose a package to get a payment code at the link in red below. Once you receive the code, you can register with NYAEYC directly by going to the NYAEYC registration portal. See below for hotel accommodations instructions. If you can’t make the whole conference and live nearby, you can register for one day.  Read about keynote speakers 

    1. **Get payment code **
    2. Register with payment code 

    NYAEYC Conference Registration Instructions:

    Please note: when registering and given the choice between “Credit and Invoice”, please choose “Invoice.” You will see a balance but, that is OK. You will not be charged. Proceed with registering and retain the invoice document for your own records.

    To have your hotel accommodations (up to 2 days) covered by CSEA/VOICE please follow the steps below:

    1- Register for the NYAEYC Event

    *2- Make Your Reservation at Turning Stone  (Please call (800) 771-7711 and be sure to mention the Annual Conference to receive the discounted rates. They are extending special overnight rates for our union: $168 for a single/double, $178 for a triple, and $188 for a quad. (*Card will not be billed.)

    *3- Email: with your Name, License #, Email,  HOTEL CONFIRMATION #

    4- Receive Email Confirmation from CSEA/VOICE prior to the Event that CSEA will cover 2 nights of your stay

    *FYI- If you do not show up for your hotel reservation, all charges will be billed to the credit or debit card you provide when making your reservation.  Please be mindful and call the Turning Stone directly to cancel if you cannot attend.

    For more information including your CSEA ID number, email or call 1-855-472-6648.

    PLEASE NOTE: Package As, a la carte meals, and boxed lunches will NOT be available with on-site registrations.

  • Up to $2500 Health Insurance Rebate

    President’s Welcome –  Application Period is OPEN! 

    MarySullivan2019 cropforweb2CSEA is pleased to invite you to apply for the CSEA Health Insurance Rebate program for Child Care Providers.CSEA and WORK Institute staff is here to assist you. If you have any questions, about our new agreement with OCFS call our toll-free Child Care Resource Center at (877) 483-CSEA (2732).

    If you have a rebate question, contact CSEA WORK Institute at (855) 472-6848 or by email at

    The work you do each and every day keeps New York parents earning and children learning. I wish you the best in the coming year.


    In Solidarity,

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    Mary E. Sullivan
    CSEA President


  • Union will now pay cost of NAFCC Accreditation

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    CSEA/VOICE Local 100A will now pay the cost of the National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) Accreditation for NYS Registered Family and Licensed Group Family Child Care Providers (outside of New York City.)  You can either have CSEA/VOICE pay directly by calling the CSEA WORK Institute or you can pay for it and submit a CSEA/VOICE NAFCC Accreditation Reimbursement Application for reimbursement of eligible expenses.

    If you have any additional questions, please call the CSEA WORK Institute at 866-478-5548.

    Download & Print NAFCC Reimbursement Application


  • CSEA/VOICE (CDA) Scholarship Program (Child Development Associate Credential)


    Screen Shot 2019-10-01 at 11.24.49 AMCSEA/VOICE is offering a CDA Scholarship program, negotiated in our second union contract, and available to all NYS Registered Family or Licensed Group Family childcare providers outside of New York City.

    There are two ways to take advantage of this exciting new program. You can either have CSEA/VOICE pay the participating education institution directly via payment code or you can pay for it and be reimbursed up to $3,000.

    You may receive a CSEA/VOICE CDA payment code by clicking on the link below and selecting a participating training provider or submit a CSEA/VOICE CDA reimbursement form for reimbursement of eligible expenses.

    If you have any additional questions, please call the CSEA WORK Institute at 866-478-5548. You can find the application to download and print, below.

    CDA Scholarship Reimbursement Application


  • CPR/First Aid Training Program

    Find a CPR training near you at:
    Encuentre un entrenamiento de RCP cerca de ti:

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    Maryann Arroyo, CSEA/VOICE, Local 100A Nassau Chapter member and a Group Family Provider, is seen here in action, teaching CPR/1st Aid to fellow providers on Long Island. A certified instructor, she is very excited to be a part of the union’s CPR Program.


    Register online here (English)
    Regístrese en línea aquí (Español)

    CSEA/VOICE is covering the cost for CPR/First Aid training in your area. The class is open to eligible registered and licensed child care providers, their staff, substitutes and volunteers requiring certification and/or renewal within 90 days. This is paid for by the professional development funds negotiated for in our second union contract. Please note: there is a 2 person limit per child care program. 

    If you have any further questions, call toll free at 1-855-472-6848 and ask for Jessie.




  • New Vaccination Legislation Explained

    Read OCFS FAQs in English

    Lea las preguntas frecuentes de la OCFS en español

    Overview: On June 13, 2019, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation removing non-medical exemptions from school vaccination requirements for children. The United States Syringe_and_Vaccine_(14329622976)is currently experiencing the worst outbreak of measles in more than 25 years, with outbreaks in pockets of New York primarily driving the crisis. As a result of non-medical vaccination exemptions, many communities across New York have unacceptably low rates of vaccination, and those unvaccinated children can often attend school where they may spread the disease to other unvaccinated students, some of whom cannot receive vaccines due to medical conditions. This new law will help protect the public amid this ongoing outbreak.


  • OCFS NEW Market Rates

    OCFS Holds 69th Percentile for Market Rates                    

    Find NEW 2019 Market Rates Here

    OCFS issued new market reimbursement rates.  To see the rates in your region, visit our website:  The rates will apply to services delivered May 1 and after. The 69th percentile formula uses data on parent fees reported by providers in the Market Rate Survey – reflecting what providers charge private pay parents.  County DSS agencies must inform you of the rate change and pay the new Market Rates if you did not sign a DSS provider contract.

    Our message to legislators and the Governor made a difference.  This is the first year since 2014 that the state budget included funding for reimbursement rates.  Without $26 million in new funding for rates, we would have seen decreases. In most categories, rates increased or stayed the same. And the $26 million is not sufficient to pay us what we deserve and need to deliver quality programs to working families and the children in our care.

    It will take all of us – providers and parents –  to make NY do better for our working families and children in next year’s budget.  To find out what you can do, e-mail or call  877-483-2253.


  • New Legislation Prohibits Smoking


    No_smoking_symbolHere is information about Bill A.397B/S.7522 signed by Governor Cuomo in August prohibiting smoking in facilities that provide child care services in NY. Watch for an OCFS “Dear Provider” letter for more information. We will post the information from the “Dear Provider” letter when it is released.


  • Important Epinephrine information from OCFS


    1920px-Epi-Pen_2016OCFS posted guidance issued today by the NYS Department of Health on the Epipen shortage with recommendations for Child Care Providers. Please read this article: It outlines the supportive role we can have in keeping children safe by helping parents.