Child Care Council of Suffolk Helps Parents

The Child Care Council of Suffolk (CCCS) helps parents find access to safe, quality child early care and education by:

  • Educating you about the different types of child care and how to be good consumers of early care
  • Referring you to legal child care
  • Informing you about financial resources: subsidies and tax benefits
  • Instructing you how to become leading advocates for children through the Parent Leadership Initiative (PLI)
  • Advocating at the local, state and national levels for increased early care funding and for policy issues regarding the child care industry
  • Inspecting and registering family child care homes
  • Monitoring programs for compliance with New York State regulations
  • Investigating complaints to maintain compliance with New York State regulations in Suffolk County’s family child care homes and school age child care.



There are various options for parents to choose from when looking for affordable, quality early care and education programs. These include: