The NYS Council on Children and Families Receives NYSB5 Renewal Year 2 Award
The NYS Council on Children and Families is excited to announce that we received the NYSB5 renewal year 2 award for $13.4 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Care.

The renewal award allows us to continue the important work we began in the NYSB5 Initial year. We're thrilled to continue this system changing work with our partners to support the well-being of children and families in NYS.
Meet Our Partners!

The Council is delighted to highlight our partners who are leading some of the NYSB5 activities. In this newsletter we are highlighting the New York State Association for Infant Mental Health and the Early Care and Learning Council. Our next NYSB5 Partner Meeting is scheduled for Friday February 19, 2021. We hope to see you there.

Stay safe, stay warm and stay healthy! Happy Holidays.
Head on over to their website to read more about the important work of the Association.
The New York State Association for Infant Mental Health (NYS-AIMH) is a professional organization for specialists across disciplines whose work supports the developmental and emotional well-being of infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents.

NYS-AIMH is the NYSB5 partner lead for the Infant Mental Health Basics Course Initiative. They will be conducting Infant Mental Health Basics trainings and monthly reflective practice groups for providers in New York State who work with families with children birth through five. Stay tuned for upcoming training opportunities.
Go to the ECLC website today to learn about the many professional development opportunities waiting for you.
The Early Care and Learning Council (ECLC) represents the 35 Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&Rs) programs across New York State working closely with the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS). The CCR&Rs are on the front lines, providing direct assistance and support to parents, child care providers, and employers in their communities. 

The ECLC is leading the following NYSB5 Initiatives:
  1. Braiding and Blending Training of Trainers
  2. Early Childhood Business Development Courses
  3. Addressing Child Care Deserts
  4. ACES Training for CCR&Rs
  5. Reflective Practice Training for Supervisors
  6. NYS-AIMH Endorsement
  7. Equity and Inclusion Curriculum Training

Resilient Families: COVID and Beyond!

NYSB5 Virtual Parent Leadership Conference
April/May 2021* (revised)
This interactive, virtual event is designed for parents to build the capacity of the state's early childhood system, foster opportunities to build connections with other parents and key stakeholders and motivate parents to grow into their role as leaders through collective action in transforming their communities.

The virtual conference will be offered over the course of 3 weeks, on Fridays and Saturdays:

April 9th &10th, April 23rd & 24th, May 7th & 8th

The conference will focus on strengthening partnerships with parents, expanding parent choice and increasing knowledge to ensure all children in New York State receive equitable and comprehensive services. Additionally, the conference provides a platform for parents to connect with administrators, policy makers and service providers to understand the needs of parents.

Workshop areas of focus include:
  • Family Engagement
  • Mindfulness/Selfcare/Yoga
  • Fatherhood
  • Behaviors
  • Educational Games
  • How to Handle Family Trauma
  • Health Literacy
  • Power of Play
  • Celebrating Differences
  • Parenting with Joy
Workshop length: 75 minutes

Workshop criteria:
  • Presented through the lens of at least one area of focus
  • Preference will be given to presentations with an interactive component
  • Any handouts that will accompany your presentation, PowerPoint or PDF, must follow accessibility guidelines. All images and graphs must have embedded ALT Text/Image descriptions.

Additional Notes:
  • Parent/ caregiver lead/ co-lead presentations are welcomed and encouraged.
  • Whenever possible presentations should align with elements of the Protective Factors Framework.

Submission deadline: January 22, 2021

  • You can submit your workshop proposal HERE.

To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact:

Questions about your proposals should be directed to Tamaé Memole
Pyramid Model Training
We'd like to shout out a big CONGRATS! to the new Master Cadre 2020 Training of Trainer participants who completed the Pyramid Model Preschool modules and will be trained in Pyramid Model Infant Toddler Modules in February 2021.

Master Cadre Trainers conduct Pyramid Model Training Statewide. Some of them provide Pyramid Model coaching on implementation and support to programs.

Be sure to check the Aspire Training website regularly to find the next Pyramid Model Training in your area!
Annual Program
Performance Report
The Annual Program Performance Report (APPR) provides an opportunity for NYS to highlight the programs included in our early childhood mixed delivery system. The APPR will be used to help the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) assess the progress of the NYSB5 Project; it is tailored to the specific goals and objectives of the Grant and will allow ACF to collect useful information to support the continuation of grant activities.

In the spirit of collaboration we'll be reaching out to our partners after the holidays to gather data.
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Supported by Grant Number 90TP0059 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Care. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Office of Child Care, the Administration for Children and Families or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.