Family Child Care Association of New York State, Inc.



FCCANYS is offering the Maria Otto Scholarship to a provider who is a current member of FCCANYS that has been working in the child care field and follows the spirit & enthusiasm that Maria Otto exhibited in the child care community.

The 2019 Maria Otto Scholarship recipient receives:

  • Registration for the 28th Annual FCCANYS Pre-Conference and Conference at the Gideon Putnam Resort & Spa in Saratoga Springs, NY, March 14 - 16, 2019.
  • Two nights lodging at the Gideon Putnam Resort & Spa, March 14 & 15, 2019.
  • Pre-Conference & Conference Meals (Thursday Lunch, Friday Lunch & Dinner, Saturday Breakfast & Lunch)
* Additional costs of transportation & incidentals are the responsibility of the winner.
The applicant should be someone who would not be able to afford attending the conference without the scholarship funds and be actively involved with their local child care community.

The Maria Otto Scholarship was established in 1999. Maria Otto worked tirelessly throughout her career to improve the professional status and recognition of providers throughout NYS. She was recognized as one of the earliest experts in the field of family child care and was the founder of FCCANYS.

Maria Otto Scholarship Criteria/Submission Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a registered family child care or licensed group family child care provider

  • Letter nominating yourself or another Provider-explain how you/they fulfill these qualities

  • Reference letter containing your Name, Program Name, Address, County, Telephone #, Email Address, NYS OCFS License/Registration Fac.#, Expiration Date and # of Years in Business

  • Previous recipients of the Maria Otto Scholarship are not eligible

  • Submission Deadline: Submit electronically to by February 15th, 2019

  • Maria Otto Scholarship Recipient will be notified by February 28th, 2019

Family Child Care Association of New York State, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. P.O. Box 5486 Albany NY, 12205

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