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Early Care and Education Quality Initiative 

  • In 2015 the Child Care Council implemented a Quality Initiative in partnership with Chemung County. The goal of the initiative was to support child care programs in their efforts to enhance their programs and provide quality early care and education services for children.


  • In 2017 the Council, with support from Chemung County and United Way continue this effort through the implementation of the Early Literacy Connection © program. Early Literacy Connections © is an early literacy curriculum, based on research,  developed expressly for home-based, multi-age child care settings. It provides full lesson plans, teacher tips, plus accompanying materials and cross-disciplinary activities. 


  • There are a limited number of slots for programs to participate. Preference is given to programs that have participated in past quality initiatives.

  • Child Care Pipeline Program - assists individuals with all aspects of opening and operating a home-based child care business. This program is funded through the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes.

More Information

For more information please contact:

Julie Monell -


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