May-June 2023

Start Small Think Big (SSTB)

Beginning in May, QCCN partnered with Start Small Think Big to create a virtual learning experience tailored to the specific needs of SMALL BUSINESS CHILDCARE PROVIDERS.

Four English/Spanish webinars took place in May:

§   5/17: Enrollment Contracts and Employee Hiring for Childcare Providers

§   5/18: Introduction to Financial Management for Childcare Businesses

§   5/22: Información Para Su Negocio De Cuidado Infantil

§   5/25: Introducción a la Gestión Financiera


Start Small Think Big (SSTB) is a nonprofit dedicated to advancing equity and inclusion in entrepreneurship by connecting small businesses with the resources and community they need to thrive. QCCN will continue partnering with SSTB and other organizations to offer professional development opportunities to the family-based childcare community. 

Docs for Tots’ Project BRITE

During May, QCCN continued our partnership with Docs for Tots Project BRITE, promoting their one-on-one interviews to learn more about FAMILY-BASED CHILDCARE providers’ experiences in QUEENS and NASSAU COUNTY.

Those who participated were eligible to receive a $100 gift card.

Docs For Tots is New York State’s only pediatrician-led agency that works with parents, policymakers, health, education, and childcare providers; to support children, birth to age 5, so they may thrive throughout their lifetime.

QCCN-MetroPlusHealth Community Baby Shower

In June, as part of our mutual commitment to
community engagement, Queens Community House-Childcare Network (QCCN) and
MetroPlusHealth hosted our first COMMUNITY BABY SHOWER.


The event took place on SATURDAY, JUNE 17th from11am to 3pm at the QCCN office at 108-21 72nd Avenue, 2nd Floor in Forest Hills.

QCCN and MetroPlusHealth came together to raise awareness and promote action to improve the health and well-being of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. We are mutually committed to highlighting the importance of maternal health, identifying challenges and opportunities for improvement, sharing best practices and innovations, as well as mobilizing resources.

This special event included QCCN staff, families, and children who enjoyed fun, creative activities, educational presentations, raffle prizes, maternal yoga, family photos, and tasty treats.

Preschool Graduations

Throughout June, QCCN has shared the joy of end-of-school year celebrations with our many dedicated early childhood providers along with their proud parents and families.