October 16th, 2023   |  QCCN proudly announced our program was selected to launch a PARENT SUPPORT & WELLNESS initiative for QUEENS families.


With funding from the CEC’s Citywide Participatory Budgeting – THE PEOPLE’S MONEY, QCCN is enhancing parent wellness and stability for commonly marginalized Queens families. QCCN will begin conducting in-person and virtual outreach with parents to assess their needs and link them to effective resources. We will also offer monthly educational events and information sessions, in English and Spanish, addressing high interest parenting topics.


As part of this initiative, QCCN will also develop an online Parent Resource Directory and coordinate a (non-emergency) Parent Help Line to guide Queens parents in need of referrals for childcare, educational, medical, behavioral, mental health, legal, vocational, or social services.



November 28th and 29th 2023   | QCCN hosted two informative FREE WEBINARS on “RED FLAGS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD.” The webinars were presented in English and Spanish with support from Dr. Scott Mesh from Los Ninos Services.

addressed included but were not limited to:

  • Understanding the Five Developmental Domains
  • Typical vs. Atypical
    Development: Birth to Age 3
  • Common Developmental Delays
    or Disorders
  • Steps To Take When There
    Are Concerns
  • The Value of “Early
  • Strategies for Supporting
  • Recommended Resources



December 5th 2023   |  QCCN launched a FAMILY WELLNESS Donation Drive this winter collecting and distributing high need items for children and parents. Our inventory includes infant supplies, child and adult clothing, nonperishable food, shoes, and sneakers as well as winter coats and gloves. 


With the support of our valued community partners, QCCN was able to distribute over 50 toys during the holiday season. 


QCCN remains grateful to the Downtown Flushing Transit Hub Business Improvement District and the Local No. 4, IATSE for supporting our Queens families.

December 23rd, 2023  |  The
Queens Community House-Childcare Network (QCCN) team hosted a special
holiday event
distributing toys and sharing in festive family engagement
activities with lots of Santa smiles, love, and laughter, along with memorable
moments for the families with Santa!


Click here to watch our video: https://vimeo.com/897478957

December 8th, 2023  |   QCCN was proud to have one of our affiliated early childhood providers, featured in Queens Community House’s – MEET YOUR NEIGHBOR series:

“I was a teacher in Colombia for many years. When I came to the United States, I knew I wanted to stay committed to giving children the love, care, training, and guidance they deserve. I was excited when I got the opportunity to become a childcare provider with the Queens Childcare Network. This work is important to me because through daily experiences with children, I can touch their lives in a positive way, improving their skills to relate to others, as well as building their empathy and contributing to the development of their intelligence. Connecting with children in this type of environment is helpful for families in Queens because the different activities we do are beneficial to the long-term development of the children.”



– Ginna Leyton, Childcare Owner of Pepe Grillo Day Care