Who Are We
The Council on Children and Families (the Council) coordinates New York's health, education and human services systems to provide more effective systems of care for children and families. The New York State Birth through Five grant (NYSB5) is a one-year federal grant to promote equity and access to quality early childhood programs for all children in NYS. This NYS Parenting website is funded by the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Initiative, Grant Number 90TP0019-01-01, from the Department of Health and Human Services, as as a one-stop, digital parent portal for information on parenting, child care options, concerns about child development and how to talk and work together with your child’s teachers.
The Council worked closely with its member agencies to develop each of these main resources:
- Every Student Present
- Multiple Systems Navigator
- NYS Parent Guide
- NYS Child Care and After School Care Locator
- An 8-minute video Your Child Care Options describes different settings for child care in New York State. This video is from the NYS Office of Children and Family Services.
Please subscribe to the NYSB5 newsletter, text NYSB5 to 22828, OR email us at NYSB5@ccf.ny.gov.