Leadership Breakfasts are Back!

After several months on pause, the Leadership Breakfast Series is back! We are meeting via Zoom for now, but will resume in-person events as soon as it is possibly to safely do so. Check out the FAQ by clicking here. Even virtually, every session promises to be such a positive and productive way to start …

Weekly Round-Up (June 5)

ADVANCING EQUITY: NYAEYC created an excellent collection of resources to help early childhood educators take action in the necessary work of undoing institutional and systemic racism. You can access these tools (and the NYAEYC statement) here. Additional Updates: REGULATORY UPDATE: OCFS released emergency regulations that impact child care providers of all modalities. Review the regulations …

Weekly Round-Up (May 29)

DAL is committed to continuing to help you manage the current health crisis. Here’s a round up of this week’s news, curated especially for child care leaders. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: The NAEYC Virtual Institute (6 weeks of presentations) opens on June 1 and is open to all. CAREER SUPPORT: WNY’s early childhood career development coordinator, Gerald …

Weekly Round-Up (May 22)

You did it! Another week of managing multiple changes and leading through uncertainty is successfully complete. Kudos to you for your efforts — and here’s hoping that the long weekend is full of relaxing, joyful moments. As always, DAL is committing to helping you stay connected and informed. Here’s this week’s round up of useful …

Weekly Round-Up (May 15)

DAL is committed to continuing to help you manage the current health crisis. Here’s a round up of this week’s news, curated especially for child care leaders. CDC Update: The CDC released a decision making tree specific to child care. You can access it here. Reopening Guides: Kangarootime has two free guides to help with …

Weekly Round-Up (May 8)

We’re committed to continuing to help you manage the current health crisis. Here’s a round up of this week’s news, curated especially for child care leaders. Advocacy: Wondering how your voice can be heard in current advocacy initiatives? Kristen Kerr shares some terrific insight here and Beth Starks provides an excellent interview on NPR here. …

Weekly Round-Up (May 1)

As part of our ongoing effort to help you manage the current health crisis, here’s a round up of this week’s news, curated especially for child care leaders. Trauma- informed Support: Local advocate (and DAL committee member!) Kim Stewart partnered with our friends at Kangarootime to facilitate an excellent webinar focused on supporting children, families, …

Weekly Round-Up (April 24)

As part of our continued effort to help you mitigate the impact of COVID-19, here’s a round up of this week’s news, curated especially for child care leaders. Funding Update: ECLC and the statewide CCR&R network are partnering with the Cuomo Administration and OCFS to provide $30 Million in Child Care Scholarships for Essential Workers …

Weekly Round-Up (April 17)

Time is an odd commodity right now. As we all try to mitigate the impact of the current health crisis, it sometimes seems like the hours, days, and weeks are passing in a blur… and sometimes, the days or weeks can seem endless. (Full disclosure: sometimes both of those feelings occur during the same day, …

Work Together Wednesday

“Work Together Wednesday” It means something different this year, doesn’t it? I’ve never been more acutely aware of our need to provide a united front, to advocate for our industry, and to support one another. The pandemic crisis brought to the surface what we’ve always known to be true: child care is essential, yet is …