NORWICH – The Chenango County Child Care Coordinating Council was recently awarded $15,000 in grant funds from the Community Foundation for South Central New York. According to Donna Adams, executive director for the council, the money will be instrumental in the organization’s pursuit for national accreditation for quality assurance.
Thanks to the grant, the council was able to hire intern Heather McShane, a Morrisville State College Norwich Campus Early Childhood Development student. McShane’s talents have been – and continue to be – an invaluable resource, as the council continues the three-year, National Association of Child Care Resources and Referral Agencies’ accreditation process, said Adams. There are approximately 40 child care resource and referral agencies statewide that must complete the quality assurance process by the association’s October, 2012, deadline, the final submission date for all necessary documents, she added.