Early Childhood Learning & Wellness Services
CPC’s Early Childhood Learning & Wellness Services (ECLW) is one of the programs offered by CPC’s Manhattan Community Services. It is also a partner of the New York City Child Care Resource and Referral Consortium, composed of four culturally diverse child care resource and referral agencies in New York City. We aim to serve the child care needs of families by providing education, information, resources, and referrals, as well as to increase the supply and improve the quality of child care services through coaching, assessment-based and intensive technical assistance, healthcare consultancy, infant toddler and wellness services, and training. Staff members are multi-cultural and multi-lingual in English, Chinese, Spanish, and Korean.
CPC’s Early Childhood Learning & Wellness Services was formerly known as Asian Child Care Resource & Referral (ACCR).
ECLW's service goals are to (1) assist families to find quality child care, provide parent education, information, and referrals; (2) increase the supply and improve the quality of family child care and early childhood education programs through technical assistance, coaching, training, and healthcare consultancy.
ECLW provides parents with information on quality and affordable child care and assists them in navigating NYC’s complex child care system. Additionally, to increase the supply and improve the quality of child care services, ECLW offers orientations, training, technical assistance, grants, healthcare consultancy, and infant toddler services to child care programs.
Recent program impacts include: • An increase in funding from the United Federation of Teachers and the NYS Office of Children and Family Services, expanding ECLW’s quality training courses in English, Chinese, Spanish, and Korean. • A renewal of the highly acclimated National Quality Assurance Certification from the Child Care Aware of America. • 3,456 hours of intensive and assessment-based technical assistance to child care programs and early childhood educators. • Health care consultancy and medication administration training to over 153 child care programs and centers.
This program is funded by the NY State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) and the United Federation of Teachers (UFT).