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Child Care Provider Newsletter

Upcoming Events:

The Great Outdoors 30 Day Challenge

Attention Group Family and Family Day Care providers! We invite you to participate in...

The Great Outdoors 30 Day Challenge
March 1, 2017-March 31, 2017

Feeling bored with your outdoor routine? Run out of activity ideas? Spring is just around the corner and The Great Outdoors 30 Day Challenge may be just what you are looking for!

How do you participate?

  • Step 1: Take the children in your care outside! Explore, run an obstacle course, collect rocks, measure footprints in the mud, practice yoga, try a new outdoor game or activity.
  • Step 2: Snap a picture of the children playing outside and email it to Photos should be of children playing or engaging in an activity.  Think action shot vs. posing.  Limit one picture per day.

And you might win...
A $50.00 Walmart gift card.  For every picture you email to us your name will be entered for a chance to win! For example, if during the month of March you email in 1 new picture every day for 23 days you have 23 chances to 1 picture every day for 10 days you have 10 chances to win.  Photos will only be accepted by email and remember...only one picture per day.

That's not all...
We will help you market your program! Once a week we will choose one of your outdoor action shots and post it on the Delaware Opportunities Inc. Facebook page along with your program name.  Encourage parents to visit the Delaware Opportunities page and like and share the photos with their family and friends!

*** We will need permission from parents before your photos are posted so be sure to have each parent sign and date the photo consent form.  You will also need to sign and date.  Click here for photo consent form. Photo consent forms can be mailed to:
Delaware Opportunities Inc.
Child Care Resource & Referral
35430 State Hwy. 10
Hamden, NY 13782

  • Check your email for weekly outdoor activity ideas and inspiration!
  • Winner will be announced in April!

Questions? Contact a day care specialist at 607-746-1620 or by email at


Children's Art Display

The Faces of Child Care: Quality Care Matters!
April 10-May 1, 2017

Child Care Resource & Referral will celebrate the Week of the Young Child by displaying children's artwork in the lobby of Delaware Opportunities and at the Department of Social Services in Delhi during the month of April.

Child Care Programs:
Child Care Resource & Referral would like to share with the community the Faces of Child Care and highlight the importance of early learning.  We invite you to participate in this event by sending in self-portraits made by the children in your care.  Your program name will be displayed along with the artwork.

Following are a few guidelines:

  • Paper size: 8.5X11 or 11X14
  • Sorry, we are unable to display sculptures, pottery or other 3-D art
  • Self-portraits can include paint, marker, crayon, colored pencils, water color, pastels, collage...
  • Artwork can include child's first name and age

Send artwork to:
Delaware Opportunities Inc.
Child Care Resource & Referral
35430 State Highway 10
Hamden, NY 13782

-Please submit artwork by March 24, 2017-

For more information contact a day care specialist at 607-746-1620 or toll free at 877-746-2279 or by email at