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The Child Care Council of Westchester offers a limited number of scholarships. The 2018-2019 applications are now available on our website. For more information, please visit the link below.

Early Opportunity Scholarships

Friday, February 16, 2018

Joey Award Winners!

We’re so pleased to recognize the incredible and important work of these child care professionals:

Kim DeSalvo, Ardsley Children’s Center

Vicki Forbes, Building Better Beginnings Program (WJCS)

Madeline Freed, All Aboard Childcare

Elizabeth Knowles, Little House Day Care

Please save the date to celebrate:

Friday, May 18th, 2018

8:00 to 10:00 am

Westchester Marriott, Tarrytown NY

Friday, February 16, 2018

2018 Champions announced!

Congratulations to our 2018 Champions for Children…

and THANK YOU for all you to do support children and families!

Assemblymember Shelley B. Mayer, New York State Assembly

Neighbors Link (Carola Otero Bracco, Executive Director)

Open Door Family Medical Centers (Lindsay Farrell, President and CEO)

Please save the date to celebrate:

Friday, May 18th, 2018

8:00 to 10:00 am

Westchester Marriott, Tarrytown NY

Friday, February 16, 2018

Eric Pasinkoff joins our Board

Eric PasinkoffWe're so pleased to welcome Eric Pasinkoff to our Board of Directors!

We met Eric through the Volunteer New York! Nonprofit Board Speed Dating event, where we were struck immediately by his commitment to children, knowledge of the Council, and passion for sharing the critical importance of quality early care and education.

His Manhattan-based civil practice, the Law Offices of Eric Michael Pasinkoff, caters to individuals and privately-held businesses; clients include real estate entrepreneurs, retail stores, restaurants, construction companies, internet marketers, medical professionals, accountants, architects, and nonprofit organizations, among others.

A long-time resident of Armonk, Eric has over 30 years’ experience in general civil practice with a concentration in real estate, trusts and estates, commercial and corporate law and litigation, and has been engaged in his own practice since 1985. He is admitted to practice in the New York State courts, the federal courts for the Southern District and Eastern Districts of New York, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and United States Tax Court. He is a member of the New York County Lawyers Association and the New York State Bar Association, where he is in the Trusts and Estates Section. He has also acted as court appointed arbitrator in the New York City Civil Court and Nassau District Court.

Eric graduated from Stony Brook University where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and from the Boston University School of Law. He has an LL.M in taxation from New York University School of Law. He has volunteered and donated his time and services as a member and Board member of Kiwanis Club of Astoria-LIC, Byram Hills School Board Nominating Committee and Sharp Again Naturally, and has initiated his own project to help the children of Rwanda.

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Thank You For Dining With Us!

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What a crowd! It was such a pleasure to see so many of you at our Dining for Dollars event at Sam's of Gedney Way.

Monday, October 30, 2017

"Calls for Kids" Program 2017

Calls For Kids Brochure

The Child Care Council of Westchester is launching a new "Advocacy on the Go" campaign to tap the power of Westchester parents to improve child care access, quality and affordability - starting with "Calls for Kids" in November. Teams of Council staff, Board members, and volunteers will visit child care and after school programs all ofver Westchester to encourage parents to call their County leaders and ask them to increase child care funding. These "Calls for Kids" will be made on the spot as parents arrive to pick up their children at the end of the day.

Monday, October 30, 2017

2018 Joey Award Nominations


This coming year, the Child Care Council will be celebrating it's 50th Anniversary. Each year since 1988, the Council recognizes exceptional individuals caring for and teaching our children in early care and education programs, selected from nominations by parents and colleagues.

Over 160 individuals have been awarded during our Annual Awards Breakfast, adn we would like to keep the tradition alive by asking you to nominate one individual who has made outstanding contributions to child care and quality of life for children and working parents.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Fall Infant Toddler Conference 2017

InfantJoin us Friday, November 17, for our Westchester Infant Toddler Conference. This year's subject will be "Celebrating Infants and Toddlers With Respect".

3.5 Training hours include a keynote presentation "It's You and Me Baby: How Relationships Impact Infants, Toddlers, and Caregivers", five break-out sessions from which to choose, resources and materials, and continental breakfast.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Westchester School Age Conference 2017

CaptureJoin us Saturday, October 21 for our Westchester School Age Conference. This year's subject will be "Full STE(A)M Ahead: Bringing STE(A)M To School Age Programs" for new and experienced staff and directors in School Age Programs.

4 Training hours include a keynote presentation "Teaching Kids to Think!" by Rob Kissner of The Digital Arts Experience, two break-out sessions, and continental breakfast.


When: Saturday, October 21, 8:30am to 1:05pm.
Where: Peas & Karrots, 16 Elizabeth Street, Ossining NY 10562
Cost: $40 CCCW Members, $55 Non-members
Registration Deadline: October 17, 2017


Click Here for the Conference Brochure


Click Here to Register Online





Thursday, August 31, 2017

New Board Members 2017

Welcome, New Board Members

The Child Care Council of Westchester is proud to announce the addition of five professionals to our Board of Directors.

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Stephanie Ebanks Ashmeade of Stamford, CT is the Director of Finance and Administration at eScholar LLC in White Plains, where she is responsible for the financial operations and all functions of the human resource department. eScholar is the United States’ leading innovator in education data solutions that support personalized education to over 20 million students across the country. Prior to joining eScholar, Stephanie worked at Nine West Footwear and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She earned her MBA from the University of Connecticut and her Bachelor of Science from Atlantic Union College. She has been committed to the advancement of children since she was a child herself, starting as a peer tutor and continuing to mentor through the years. Stephanie is very active in her church and with youth organizations such as Pathfinders, Adventurers and Girl Scouts.

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