Tompkins County
New York


Authorization to Pay Cost of New Mandatory Training for Day Care Summer Camps' Seasonal Employees


Department:Social Services DepartmentSponsors:
Category:Child CareFunctions:Social Services


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Resolution/Document Body

WHEREAS, the New York State Office of Children and Family Services has announced a new five-hour online training that all staff of day care providers are mandated to complete in order to qualify to receive payment through day care subsidy programs, and


WHEREAS, local advocates believe that this mandate poses a unique risk to subsidized ‘summer camp’ day care slots this year, as the operators’ budgets did not anticipate the additional personnel costs, which are disproportionately significant due to their brief operating season, and


WHEREAS, the Youth Services Department has collected data from the summer camp operators to estimate the cost of reimbursing them, for this year only, for their unanticipated staff costs associated with this training, and


WHEREAS, Child Development Council of Central New York, Inc. (d/b/a Child Development Council) has the staffing, expertise, and willingness to administer those training reimbursements, and


WHEREAS, the Department of Social Services has a strong interest in ensuring the accessibility of summer camp slots for its child clients and their parents and care givers, and


WHEREAS, the Department of Social Services may be able to recover some of the cost through its as-yet-unannounced allocation of New York State Child Care Block Grant (NYSCCBG) funding for the current State Fiscal year, now therefore be it


RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Health and Human Services and the Budget, Capital, and Personnel Committees, That the Department of Social Services is authorized to enter into an agreement with the Child Development Council under which the former will provide funds for the latter’s use to reimburse summer camp providers for their actual documented costs for seasonal employees to complete this training,


RESOLVED, further, That the Director of Finance shall make the following adjustments to the 2018 Budget, with the understanding that any shortfall in the NYSCCBG reimbursement anticipated below shall be made up from the Contingent Fund upon request by the Department of Social Services:


Appropriation:                            6010.54400              Program Expense                            $26,000

Revenue:                            6010.43655              NYSCCBG                                          $26,000



Meeting History

Jun 5, 2018 5:00 PM  Health and Human Services Committee Special Meeting
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MOVER:Amanda Champion, Member
SECONDER:Henry Granison, Member
AYES:Shawna Black, Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Henry Granison, Amanda Champion
EXCUSED:Anna Kelles
Jun 5, 2018 5:00 PM  Budget, Capital and Personnel Committee Special Meeting
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MOVER:Glenn Morey, Member
SECONDER:Daniel Klein, Member
AYES:Michael Lane, Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Glenn Morey, Daniel Klein, Michael Sigler
Jun 5, 2018 5:30 PM Media Tompkins County Legislature Regular Meeting
MOVER:Shawna Black, Member
SECONDER:Anna Kelles, Member
AYES:Shawna Black, Amanda Champion, Deborah Dawson, Henry Granison, Rich John, Anna Kelles, Daniel Klein, Anne Koreman, Michael Lane, Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, David McKenna, Glenn Morey, Martha Robertson, Michael Sigler