Meet Our Partners!

The Council is thrilled to highlight our partners who are leading some of the NYSB5 activities. In this newsletter we are highlighting Children's Institute, City University of New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute, New York State Pyramid Model Partnership, State University of New York at Albany Center for Human Services Research, State University of New York at Albany Professional Development Program.

Stay tuned for more partner highlights in the next issue of our newsletter in the months to come!

Happy Fall!
Head on over to their website to read more about the many initiatives supported by the work of the Children's Institute.

The Children's Institute is the NYSB5 partner lead for the NYSB5 Strong by Six Pilot in Rochester. The goal of the pilot is to promote comprehensive screening, referral, and follow-up in key areas at early care and education settings to ensure that children are developmentally on track and healthy from birth to age five.

For this demonstration project, the screenings will be implemented for children in several early childhood care and education centers in Rochester. The Children's Institute is also reaching children throughout the city during the pandemic by renovating a bus to bring services to communities and using technology to conduct virtual screenings.
Go to the PDI website today to learn about the many professional development opportunities waiting for you.
CUNY Early Childhood Professional Development Institute (PDI) is the NYSB5 partner lead for several initiatives:
  • Expanding QUALITYstarsNY (New York’s quality rating and improvement system) and the Aspire Registry (early childhood workforce database and training calendar).
  • Increasing the number of Career Center and Leadership Initiative satellites across all 10 regions to ensure that educators have access to career development and support.
  • Strengthening professional development infrastructure by training trainers, coaches, faculty, program leaders, and educators on the Core Body of Knowledge and Early Learning Guidelines.
  • Offering the credit-bearing Infant Toddler Child Development Associate Credential in new regions across the state.
  • Enabling NYAEYC to promote the Shared Services Alliance across the state.
Pyramid Model Statewide Implementation continues with the help of 5 Pyramid Model Hubs in NYS led by our partners at Brightside Up, Child Care Council, Child Care Resource Network, Child Care Council of Nassau and Child Care Resources of Rockland. Hubs are coordinating the community-wide implementation of the Pyramid Model to fidelity with the help of the NYS Leadership Team, Master Cadre and Leadership Coaches. Programs that serve children Birth – Five can attend Hub info sessions (virtually this year) to learn more about Pyramid Model implementation.
Head over to CHSR's website to learn about their history and the many statewide research and data initiatives they support.
SUNY at Albany, Center for Human Services Research (CHSR) is the NYSB5 partner leading several initiatives:

  • Updating the NYSB5 Needs Assessment.
  • Implementing the Program Performance Evaluation Plan.
  • Creating and managing the NYS Pyramid Model Implementation Database (PIDS).
  • Exploring the implementation of an Early Childhood Integrated Data Pilot.

The PDP website is full of training opportunities for you and your team as well as the EIP scholarship application.

SUNY at Albany, Professional Development Program (PDP) is the NYSB5 partner lead in expanding the reach of the existing Educational Incentive Program (EIP), funded by the Child Care Development Block Grant, to distribute additional Birth to Five EIP scholarships using NYSB5 funds.

Pyramid Model Training
We'd like to shoutout 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.

Be sure to check the Aspire Training website regularly to find the next Pyramid Model Training in your area!
The NYS Council on Children and Families
Website: www.ccf.ny.gov
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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.