NEW! Blended Learning CPR/First Aid & AED Trainings


CSEA/VOICE is excited to bring you FREE Blended Online Learning CPR/First Aid & AED trainings with funds negotiated in our latest contract with OCFS and New York State.  The training is a flexible option that can be completed in the comfort of your home with a follow up in-person skills assessment with up to 90 days to complete. It is open to licensed, registered and enrolled child care providers, their staff, substitutes and volunteers requiring certification and/or renewal within 90 days.


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New York Will Apply COVID-19 Relief Funding to Child Care 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced recently that New York State will apply the federal “CARES Act” coronavirus aid to purchase supplies for child care providers whose programs remain open and provide child care scholarships, to all *essential workers (parents) starting Monday, April 20.

CARES Provider Supplies Purchasing Program – Child care providers statewide will be able to obtain supplies including masks, gloves, diapers, baby wipes, baby formula and food through this program. Child Care Resource and Referral Councils will receive grants totaling approximately $600 per provider. Providers looking for supplies should contact their CCRR.

CARES Child Care Scholarship Parent Application – *Essential workers include first responders such as health care providers, pharmaceutical staff, law enforcement, firefighters, food delivery workers, grocery store employees and others who are needed to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Child care costs will be covered with $30 million in federal CARES Act funding to essential staff whose income is less than 300 percent of the federal poverty level – or $78,600 for a family of four – and will be paid up to market rate for each region statewide.


COVID TESTING for Providers and Staff

The Department of Health has changed its protocol for essential workers and COVID19 testing. Child care providers and staff can now be tested at locations across the state simply by calling 1-888-364-3605 or visiting 

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Small Business Loans and Financial Resources

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Here are the links to the SBA Loans that are available:

How to Apply:  Please contact the local SBA District Office or your local small business development center if you are interested in applying for your assistance through these programs.

The NYS Small Business Development Center network recommends submitting a request for assistance online at  You may also find guidance through your local bank.

Unemployment Insurance for family and group family childcare providers: Use this link to file a claim:


Economic Federal Relief Package

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Please review this UPDATED SUMMARY of the federal relief package that cleared both houses of Congress and was signed by the President. Our international affiliate, AFSCME has prepared this summary specifically for family child care providers. We emailed information to you isolating the pertinent parts of the general report on March 31. This is their dedicated report for child care providers which has additional information.




🔻Community Resources🔻

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Many members have inquired about resources for basic supplies such as hand sanitizer, gloves, toilet paper and even food due to shortages in their communities. Many of the Child Care Councils have compiled lists of agencies, outlets and other sources which may have needed items or services.

This link goes to a complete listing of all Child Care Councils across the state. Go to their website. Not only do they listings for supplies, they also have important information about the COVID 19 virus and advice on subjects such as “How to talk to Children about the Virus”.

Also, be sure to keep this link to the main news page of the OCFS website handy:



CSEA/VOICE Local 100A has suspended all of our upcoming conferences and trainings until further notice due to the coronavirus public health crisis. Rescheduled dates – TBD.
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New OCFS Coronavirus Guidance and Resources – 3/27/20

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OCFS has sent new guidance regarding the novel coronavirus to all child care providers via email – ‘Dear Provider’ letters, Guidance for Parents Seeking Child Care, and a poster for all programs to prominently display (see links below.)

Please be sure to check your email if you haven’t seen it already for the latest guidance. You can also also find documents posted below for download and printing.

For any questions about your program and the coronavirus, contact Department of Health. Here is a link to their website:

Please know this is an evolving situation. Please check back often to remain informed with the latest information.

Read the latest family child care (FDC/GFDC) focused summary on the federal relief package passed by Congress and signed into law.




Up to $2500 Health Insurance Rebate

President’s Welcome –  Application Period is CLOSED

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