Relief for Childcare Providers

The new COVID-19 stimulus package from Congress includes some relief for child care providers. See below for a great synopsis of the bill from our colleagues at the First Five Years Fund. Late last night, the Senate passed a sweeping economic stimulus bill to provide relief to America’s families, small businesses, and major industries as […]

Executive Director Sherry Cleary Named University Dean of Early Childhood Initiatives

The Institute's Executive Director, Sherry Cleary, has been named the new University Dean of Early Childhood Initiatives, effective immediately. Sherry will add this new role to her existing portfolio and continue to focus on early childhood issues within CUNY, throughout the state, and nationally.  Sherry has served for 13 years in the Office of the […]

Staten Island Alliance for North Shore Children and Families

The Institute is pleased to announce that in January 2019, we began a new project, funded by The Staten Island Foundation, to coordinate and support the work of the Staten Island Alliance for North Shore Children and Families. The Alliance is a collective impact initiative, bringing together local stakeholders interested in improving the outcomes for […]

NNERPP Membership for the New York City Early Childhood Research Network

We are thrilled that the New York City Early Childhood Research Network was recently accepted to become a member of the National Network of Education Research Practice Partnerships (NNERPP).   NNERPP supports a professional learning community of researchers and policymakers located throughout the country who have formed education Research Practice Partnerships, which are “long-term mutually beneficial formalized […]

The Institute’s First Annual Report

The Institute has released our first-ever annual report! This report provides a snapshot of much of our work in 2016. The Institute works at several levels to improve the early childhood workforce and expand quality improvement across the state. We work with the entire range of providers and service delivery systems – from higher education […]

Helga Yuan Larsen appointed new Director of QUALITYstarsNY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: Sherry Cleary, Executive Director   O: 718-254-7320 New York, NY – August 7, 2017 – The New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute of the Research Foundation of the CUNY is pleased to announce the appointment of Helga Yuan Larsen as the new Director of QUALITYstarsNY. “After an expansive search, […]

NAEYC’s Week of the Young Child

The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers and families. The purpose of the celebration is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early […]

Free Job Search Workshops For Early Childhood Professionals!

Maloune Samuel Finding a job is hard work!  That statement is no less true for early childhood professionals as it is for other job seekers.  In fact, in the field of early childhood, where the intentional development of career plans and goals are not always prioritized, it may even be more challenging. To address these […]

The New York State Parent Guide-March Webinar

What new parent hasn't wished that a baby came with an instruction manual? While the New York State Council on Children and Families' new Parent Guide is not exactly an owner's manual, it's a close second. The Parent Guide — Starting Life Together: Your Guide for Building a Nurturing, Healthy Relationship with Your Child — offers […]

Explore the Core Body of Knowledge!

The Institute is kicking off a social media series that will encourage our followers to explore the Core Body of Knowledge: New York State’s Core Competencies for Early Childhood Educators. The Core Body of Knowledge (CBK) outlines the knowledge, dispositions, and skills required to work with young children. It is an essential resource for all […]