ASAPP- Advancing Support for Assistant Providers Pilot

We are excited to share that we have been awarded a two-year Quality in NYC Family
Childcare Programs grant from the Robin Hood Foundation. On June 1st, with this funding, we
launched the Advancing Support for Assistant Providers Pilot (ASAPP) in Far Rockaway and
Broad Channel Queens to ensure Family Group Childcare Assistant Providers/Educators are
onboarded efficiently with the skills for promoting social-emotional well-being, and that babies
and toddlers receive consistent care.

ASAPP has two major components: coalition building and creating and implementing an
onboarding package for Assistant Providers/Educators in Family Group Childcare. We will
come together with individuals, organizations, and the New York City and State systems such
as PDI/QUALITYStarsNY, CCR&Rs Child Development Support Corporation, NYC DOE ECE,
ECE On The Move, and local community-based organizations to form the ASAPP Coalition to
focus on the increased efficiency of service delivery to Family Group Childcare
Providers/Educators, by identifying and filling gaps.

Simultaneously, we will develop and implement a 3-month onboarding package for newly hired
FGC Assistant Providers/Educators or those identified by Primary Providers/Educators. This
onboarding package will ensure that the Assistant Providers/Educators have the knowledge
and build skills around infant mental health, general child development, and reflective capacity
to be confident and prepared to care for infants, toddlers, and young children. It will benefit the
FGC primary provider directly by helping with the hiring process, which can be costly and time-consuming. Included in this onboarding package is compensation for the Family Group Childcare and the Assistant Providers/Educators for their time and effort to participate; the Assistant Providers/Educators will receive fingerprinting and OCFS filing costs covered, assessment of current knowledge, individualized onboarding based on FGC PP’s needs, baseline knowledge, and areas of need, and OCFS credit where applicable. Upon completion, they will receive a certificate and a celebration.

Please get in touch with us if you live and/or work in the Far Rockaway/Broad Channel community and would like to participate in our coalition or if you or your staff would like to be included in our onboarding process.

Contact Information

225 Bryant Ave, Roslyn, NY 11576

(631) 683-3610

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