Janine Fitzmaurice

Coordinator of Children with Special Needs Services

Ages birth through 5 years old

(845) 486-3518

jfitzmaurice@dutchessny.gov

Linda Monkman

Coordinator of Children’s and Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Services

Ages 5 years through adulthood

(845) 486-2766

lmonkman@dutchessny.gov

Toni-Marie Ciarfella

Deputy Commissioner for Special Needs

(845) 486-3434

tciarfella@dutchessny.gov

If this is an emergency and you need immediate assistance please contact 911

Crisis Counseling, Support, Information & Referrals

Dutchess County HELPLINE 

Toll free: (877) 485-9700

Stabilization Center

(845) 485-9700

NY State Central Register for Child Abuse 

(800-342-3720)

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Child Care Council of Dutchess and Putnam Counties

Created in 1970 as an advisory body to the Dutchess County government, the Child Care Council of Dutchess and Putnam, Inc. is the New York State designated Child Care Resource and Referral agency for both Dutchess and Putnam counties and is part of a network of 39 such agencies throughout New York State.

The Council offers parents information on child care and gives referrals to child care programs from its database of over 400 programs in the two counties. The Council registers, renews, regulates and monitors Family Day Care and School Age programs. Technical assistance and required training are offered on an ongoing basis to child care providers. We also administer the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) for home-based child care, guiding providers on how to provide nutritious snacks and meals to the children in care.

The Child Care Council of Dutchess and Putnam, Inc. works to promote affordable and quality child care, provide information and support to families, and strengthen the early childhood workforce in Dutchess and Putnam Counties.

There are several kinds of day care that may be helpful to learn about as you plan for care for your child  (learn more ) as well as financial resources and agencies in Dutchess County available to help support families.

Location

301 Manchester Rd. Suite 201A Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Phone: (845) 473-4141

Location

110 Old Route 6, Building 3, P.O. Box 1029 Carmel, NY 10512
Phone: (845) 808-1659