The Children’s Grieving Center in Newburgh is underway again and will continue until the end of the school year. With the need for this type of service growing in our communities, we are happy to announce the Children’s Grieving Center will be available at our Middletown location for those in Sullivan County.
Children often grieve differently from adults. The Grieving Center provides loving support in a safe place where children and their families who have experienced the death of a loved one can share their experience as they move through the healing process. Trained professionals and volunteers lead activities designed to help the grieving process of children. A Bereavement Support Group runs concurrently for parents/guardians at the Newburgh location only. Participation in the Children’s Grieving Center and other bereavement services does not require prior participation with the Hospice program. This program is open to the community at no cost. Go to hospiceoforange.com/bereavement-services for more information.
Sullivan County: Please call Gail Miller, LMSW at (845) 561-6111, if you are in need of Children Grieving Center Services at our 90 Crystal Run Road, Middletown, NY Location. Facilitators: Olivia Sanborn, LMSW and Wendy Abels, LMSW
The Council is having a JJ’s Rockin Cupcakes Fundraiser! Support the Council with your CUPCAKE ORDER, just in time for Mother’s Day! See links for order deadlines and cupcake choices! Orders due by 4/22 & available for pick up 5/1 @ Council & 5/2 @ the 25th Annual Kite Festival!
- Become a Child Care Provider! Take the online Child Day Care Orientation.
- New Regulations for School Age Child Care Programs (SACC) and Day Care Centers (DCC) go into effect June 1, 2015. Find the New Regulations at www.ocfs.state.ny.us.
- Current Forms are available at OCFS Forms
- The Future of QUALITYstarsNY: Although they are working diligently to create a 5-Star rating system for early learning programs in New York State, they are not currently publicizing ratings. Programs and providers can get ready to participate by following some key steps. These include: reviewing the QUALITYstarsNY Program Standards, collecting supporting documentation with the help of the online Resource Guide, joining Aspire, New York State’s Workforce Registry, and working with local training organizations on staff professional development activities. Click here to learn more about how to get ready for QUALITYstarsNY.