Whether you've lived in Western New York your whole life or you are moving here to join our growing economy you will find helpful information in this app.
You can research schools in the area and learn about classroom size, graduation rate, and what the students do after graduation, whether joining the military, going to college, or some other path.
One of the most important decisions a parent makes is finding childcare for their children. Family Connection of Buffalo Niagara helps you find childcare facilities near you and learn about the violations that they have had over the past 5 years. This will help you make an informed decision on where to trust the care of your children.
Many families also have special needs and finding this information can be difficult. Family Connection of Buffalo Niagara shows you the Support Groups and Recreation Facilities in the area that can provide the support that your family needs. For example, if you have a child with ADHD you can learn about the resources and Support Groups in the community that focus on this need.
Not only does this app provide the data to you but it also lets you comment on any of these locations to share your experiences with other families in the community. Learning from other families in the area is one of the best ways to find resources that fit your needs.
We hope that Family Connection of Buffalo Niagara will help you learn about at least one resource in the community that you did not know about or learn a bit more about the schools in your district. If it does we will have met our goal to help the community.
This app is being created as part of the AT&T WNY Civic App Challenge. Our goal is to use data that is readily available to make our community just a bit better!
Data used in this app is gathered from various Open Data initiatives. Thanks to the following groups for providing the data that the community can use.
* Open New York - https://data.ny.gov/resource/childcareprograms
* United Way of Buffalo & Erie County - https://github.com/buffaloopendata/2014CivicAppChallenge/tree/master/UnitedWayAndErieCounty
* Child Care Resource Network - https://github.com/buffaloopendata/2014CivicAppChallenge/tree/master/ChildCareResourceNetwork
* Parent Network of WNY - https://github.com/buffaloopendata/2014CivicAppChallenge/tree/master/ParentNetworkWNY