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Healthy Kids Programs is the largest before/after school provider in New York State in terms of the number of communities served.  If you are looking for an amazing place to grow as a childcare professional please reach out.  If you are just starting out you can join our Apprentice Program and get free training including the School Age Childcare Credential.  Or become a multisite Director or even regional director.   You advance as much as you want to.

RaeAnn Norcera


With over 47 years of experience, we have established an efficient process that successfully provides clients valuable and formulative insight from their initial conceptual ideas, through design and construction, to project completion. Our process focuses on early involvement working proactively with the client to identify the best approach, applications, and solution for any project. This full-service integrated team approach allows our clients the flexibility and creativity to make an informed business decision prior to investing in the project.

Aimee Robichaud


 It is the mission of SCOPE Education Services to provide programs and services to meet the many diverse needs of the families, children, educational professional/paraprofessional staff and school districts located on Long Island and New York State, helping to ensure that all children meet with success.

George L. Duffy, Executive Director/CEO
631-360-0834 gduffy@scopeonline.us


Workforce Development Institute (WDI) is a statewide non-profit that works to strengthen New York’s workforce. WDI’s Child Care Subsidy Facilitated Enrollment Program (CCSFEP) aims to provide stability for working families through equitable access to high quality, affordable child care by offering subsidies to families who make too much to qualify for traditional programs. 



Providing planning, research, and evaluation consulting for school and community-based programs for youth.
Rob Lillis


The best in us starts with you. Because it’s you—and all the rest of our customers, colleagues and community members—who inspire us to do what we do. We’re so glad you’re here.


All Together ForwardTM

Call our Customer Care Center at 518.730.3000 or give us a call at one of our locations.


PASSION → PERSEVERANCE/GRIT → SELF-CONFIDENCE → SUCCESS The kid-grit collective is passionate about equipping educators and students with the tools needed for success. Our innovative, mindful approach builds confidence & character, resilience & social-emotional learning, self-care & wellness. kid-grit™ offers a whole world of holistic education tools – all evidence-based and proven. Developed with heart and soul by passionate educators for teachers and learners, kid-grit addresses the whole person mentally, emotionally, socially and physically. 


WNY STEM Hub mobilizes schools and stakeholders to develop, nurture and maximize interest in STEM careers through hands-on, one-of-a kind experiences. Its purpose is to the WNY Community to enrich the STEM IQ of students through life changing STEAM experiences – such as the award-winning Hand in Hand, Girls Coding Project, Career Exploration through STEM Mentorship, and Take Flight Space Experiments Programs – to empower the learners to tackle careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

Contact: Simone Ragland, sragland@wnystem.org, 716-300-6673


Since 2013, Brockport Research Institute, a certified woman-owned business, has provided grant writing, evaluation, professional development and project management services to educational, not-for-profit, small business and governmental organizations. We have extensive experience providing grant-writing and evaluation services for afterschool programs including 21st CCLC, Extended School Day/Violence Prevention, and My Brothers’ Keeper. We also provide professional learning to afterschool professionals in a broad range of topics including STEM and Project-Based Learning; social emotional learning; trauma-informed care; diversity, equity and inclusion; and working with students with disabilities. 

Contact: Sara Silverstone 585-431-3416 info@brockportresearchinstitute.com


The Youth Studies programs, the first of their kind in New York, equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to design, run, research, and work in youth settings. The programs apply a participatory approach through which students are taught to incorporate young people in shaping the programs, institutions, and policies that impact their lives. They also promote youth development principles and practices with a strong emphasis on and commitment to social justice and equity.

Contact: Dr. Sarah Zeller-Berkman;  Spsyouthstudies@sps.cuny.edu; 212 652 2037


Early Care and Learning Council (ECLC) is a statewide, not-for-profit membership organization that represents the 35 Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&Rs) programs across New York State.  The CCR&Rs are on the front lines, providing direct assistance and support to parents, child care providers, and employers in their communities.  ECLC works closely with the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS)  to support and strengthen the capacity of CCR&Rs agencies by providing them with comprehensive services and supports.

Contact: Jessica Klos Shapiro, 518 690 4217 ex 32 jklos@earlycareandlearning.org


Playworks is the leading organization in New York State and nationally to leverage play in elementary schools to improve education. Playworks’ mission is to improve the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play. For 25 years, Playworks has helped schools and youth-serving organizations create environments where every child can experience the benefits of play, from the classroom to the recess field.

Contact: Jessica Schaeffer, jessica.schaeffer@playworks.org


The BGCCA mission is to inspire and enable young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential to become productive, caring, responsible citizens. Serving youth in Albany, Cohoes, Troy and Watervliet, BGCCA services include UPK, After School, Summer Camp, and Teen programming.


HomeLight is building the future of real estate — today. Our vision is a world where every real estate transaction is simple, certain, and satisfying for all.