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The Child Care Council of Dutchess and Putnam, Inc. works to promote affordable and quality child care, provide information and support to families, and strengthen the early childhood workforce in Dutchess and Putnam Counties.
On November 27, we are joining the International Day of Generosity, #GivingTuesday. This is a day when you can make a big impact on the mission of The Child Care Council of Dutchess and Putnam and the lives of the many children living in Dutchess and Putnam Counties.
With your help we will raise funds to help support the child care community, including assisting potential child care providers in the opportunity to create a home based business to provide the type of quality child care every parent is looking for.
How can you help? Here are a few simple ideas:
As a reminder, an individual may not receive training credit for the same training taken more than once in a two year period. Programs are encouraged to use a variety of training sources to fulfill training requirements.

Dutchess and Putnam Network Groups

In Dutchess County, thirteen Family Day Care providers are participating in this new initiative that began in August and will end in June. The group meets once a month, except in December, for training and networking (and pizza). Trainings have included Quality Spaces for Mixed Ages, Thinking and Playing like a Preschooler, and Understanding Sensory Needs and How It Can Affect Your Child’s Behavior. There are two main goals of this project: quality training opportunities and developing a strong professional network. So far, it’s off to a great start!

Members of the Putnam County Network Group began their 2018-2019 season with an energetic training on Monday, October 15th titled, “All You Need To Hear”.  Presented by Marlana Filannino, the creator of “Lend Me Your Ears”, providers learned a variety of songs, movements and music that they can then use with the children in their day care centers.  The Putnam County Network Group is comprised of Family Day Care and Group Family Day Care providers that meet monthly to discuss a different training topic. 

Putnam Training Opportunity

CCCDP is excited to announce a new series of trainings in Putnam County focusing on Emergency Preparedness for Day Care Centers and School Age Child Care Centers.   This series will provide up to 6 free trainings for 12 directors and/or site supervisors in a “train the trainer” model enabling them to train their staff.  Some of the training topics will be, “Psychological First Aid for Children”, “Caring for the Caregiver” and a general “Emergency Preparedness” training.  The series is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, December 12th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.  Please contact Jennifer Brainard,   (845) 808-1659 if you are interested in attending the training. 

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Financial Assistance for Training through CSEA/VOICE Professional Development

You can register for any trainings free of charge by getting approved by CSEA. Our contract has been renewed until September 30, 2019. Go to or call them at (855) 472-6848 to get approved or renew for the funding for the free trainings.
Choose the Child Care Council of Dutchess and Putnam, Inc. to provide the trainings.
Once you have been approved, contact Darla Fulmer at the Child Care Council of Dutchess and Putnam, Inc. at (845) 473-4141 ext. 216 to register for trainings. 
Check out our website to see what we have scheduled!

Child Care Council of Dutchess and Putnam
70 Overocker Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
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