Before you choose a child care provider, you may want to check whether there is a history of violations. While it’s not uncommon for programs to have an occasional regulatory violation, ongoing or serious violations are cause for concern.
To check the compliance history of a program, visit the NYS Office of Children and Family Services website or call the Spring Valley Regional Office at (845) 708-2400.
To check the specific complaint history of any registered family and school-age program in Westchester County, call the Child Care Council at (914) 761-3456 x123.
To Discuss a Concern or File A Complaint
If you have concerns about a child care provider or want to file a complaint, call the Child Care Council at (914) 761-3456 and dial 0 to be connected to an operator immediately. To report suspected child abuse or maltreatment, call The Child Abuse Hotline: (800) 342-3720.
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SCARSDALE, NY (March 16, 2015) – The Child Care Council of Westchester - a nonprofit resource organization that works to ensure every child in Westchester has access to quality early care and education – announces the 2015 recipients of its Champions for Children Awards: Congresswoman Nita Lowey, Family Services of Westchester, and Sarah Lawrence College. Honorees will be recognized at the Annual Awards Breakfast, sponsored by Polaris Properties, on Friday, June 5, 2015 from 8:00 to 10:00 am at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Tarrytown, NY. Tara Rosenblum of News 12 Westchester will be Master of Ceremonies.
There are many wonderful resources available for families and child care providers in the Westchester Community.
- Westchester County Website
Offices, programs, services and calendars of events offered by Westchester County government.
- Westchester Children's Association
An organization with a mission to improve the lives of Westchester’s children by shaping policies and programs to meet their needs, and by keeping the well-being of Westchester’s children at the top of the public agenda.
Connects families to thousands of health and human services... everything from basic needs like food, clothing and shelter to legal services, drug treatment, employment support, child care, physical/mental health resources, elder care, services for persons with disabilities and more.
- Westchester Library System
Provides information about the county's public libraries. Site also offers online book catalogs, research links, homework help and library news.
- Early Intervention Program
Services for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families.
- Family Ties
Provides support and services to families of children with social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties.
- Need Food?
Food Bank for Westchester provides a list of food pantries, soup kitchens, and other resources for food for hungry people.
- Neighbors Link
An organization with a mission to strengthen the whole community through the healthy integration of immigrants.
- Concern or Complaint about Child Care
The Child Care Council of Westchester will take your information if you have concerns or want to make a complaint about a child care program. Call (914) 761-3456 and press “0”to be connected to the operator. You will be transferred to someone who can speak to you directly.
- You may also call the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (NYS OCFS) for complaints about child care programs. Call (800) 732-5207 to make a complaint call.
- Concern about the wellbeing of a child/Child Abuse Hotline
To report suspected child abuse or maltreatment, call The Child Abuse Hotline: (800) 342-3720.
- American Academy of Pediatrics
A comprehensive website that includes health tips, articles on current research, advocacy information, activities and much more.
- Born Learning
Is designed as a tool for long-lasting community change that supports young children. It has three cornerstones:
- Awareness: Providing important information about how young children learn
- Education: Providing easy, fun action steps that parents, grandparents and caregivers can use very day
- Action: Providing a visible platform for public policy and action
- Child Care Aware
Helps parents find information on locating child care in their community.
- Children at Risk
Consequences for School Readiness and Beyond
- Children’s Defense Fund
Provides a strong, effective voice for all children of America, paying particular attention to the needs of the poor and minority children.
- Consumer Product Safety Commission
Provides lists of the latest product recalls.
- The Daily Parent
This newsletter offers the latest information on child development issues, tips for finding quality child care, and numerous resources for busy parents, as well as child care professionals.
- Families and Work Institute
Information on work-life issues and concerns confronting workers and employers.
- Head Start
Information from Administration for Children and Families (ACF) on finding a program in your state, getting your child into Head Start, starting a Head Start program, and resources for families and communities.
- Lead Awareness Program
Information on how to protect your child from lead poisoning.
- National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) (now Child Care Aware
Our members, Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) agencies, support parents seeking child care, helping more than 5 million families find, evaluate, or pay for child care each year.
- NYS Parent Education Partnership
All children should grow up in nurturing families. The mission of the New York State Parenting Education Partnership (NYSPEP) is to make that happen, by improving parenting skills and behavior through a strong, statewide network.
To Find a Parenting Program http://www.preventchildabuseny.org/resources/for-parents
Parent Helpline 1-800-CHILDREN (1-800-244-5373) available everyday 9am to 10pm
A caring and confidential Helpline where parents can get information and referrals to places in their community that can help.
- Zero to Three
Zero to Three is a national organization that provides child development information for parents and professional regarding infants and toddlers.
- NYS Office of Children and Family Services
Web site contains information relating to childcare in New York State, which includes registering and licensing the different types of childcare programs. It is also a resource for obtaining documents associated with registering and licensing the programs. There is information on New York State regulatory laws governing all childcare programs as well as their compliance history.
- Child Care Provider Handbook ~ A Providers Manual for the Child Care Subsidy Program
Contains all the information providers will need to understand how the subsidy system works and best practices for providers and parents to be successful in working with the subsidy program
- The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
Founded in 1926, The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is the world's largest organization working on behalf of young children with nearly 80,000 members, a national network of more than 300 state and local Affiliates, and a growing global alliance of like-minded organizations.
- Zero To Three
Zero To Three is a national, nonprofit organization that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers. Their mission is to promote the health and development of infants and toddlers.
- The Educational Incentive Program (EIP)
EIP is a scholarship program funded by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (NYS OCFS). Its purpose is to assist childcare providers in paying for the professional development training and education they need to provide quality care to children.
- The Medication Administration and Health and Safety Training Rebate Program
Funding is available to help childcare providers obtain professional development and education. In addition, rebates are available to help offset the cost of MAT and Health and Safety training.
- Cornell Cooperative Extension
The Cornell Cooperative Extension educational system enables people to improve their lives and communities through partnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work. The Child Care Council of Westchester partners with the Cornell Cooperative Extension to offer the SUNY Videoconferencing training sessions to family and group family providers at their Valhalla office, 26 Legion Drive, Valhalla, NY.
- Consumer Product Safety Commission
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
- Children’s Defense Fund
The Children's Defense Fund (CDF) is a non-profit child advocacy organization that has worked relentlessly for over 35 years to ensure a level playing field for all children.
School Age Resources:
- AfterSchool Works! New York
AfterSchool Works! New York (formerly the New York State School-Age Care Coalition) is the official state affiliate of the National Afterschool Association (NAA) and serves as a non-profit membership association for afterschool professionals in New York.
- National Afterschool Association (NAA)
NAA is a leading voice of the afterschool profession dedicated to the development, education and care of children and youth during their out-of-school hours.
- The National Institute on Out of School Time (NIOST)
NIOST is an action-research institute that provides a national perspective on the critical issues facing the out-of-school time field as well as interactive, research based training opportunities.
- School Age Notes
School Age Notes supplies a wide range of proven and practical tools and publishes a monthly newsletter for school age professionals.
- Afterschool Alliance
The Afterschool Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of afterschool programs and advocating for quality, affordable programs for all children.
- School-Age Director's Network (SADN)
Whatever your needs related to child care in Westchester County, please don't hesitate to contact us.
We are open Monday-Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Our office is handicapped accessible.
313 Central Park Avenue
Scarsdale, New York 10583
For accurate GPS directions, use: 300 Central Park Avenue, Scarsdale, NY 10583
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The #20 bus travels north and south along Central Park Avenue.
Major Deegan Expressway, North becomes NY Thruway
Take this to exit 4 (Cross County Parkway). Take Cross County Parkway to the Sprain Brook Parkway north to Jackson Avenue exit. Make a right at the light and take Jackson Avenue to Central Park Avenue. Make a left at Central Park Avenue and continue until you arrive at 313 Central Park Avenue. Make a left and proceed up the hill to the back of the building. Entrance is at driveway level.
Saw Mill River Parkway heading South
Take Exit 26, to Taconic State Parkway South toward Sprain Pkwy/NYC/Bronx Pkwy. Keep straight onto the Sprain Brook Pkwy South. In approximately 5 miles, take SR-100B, towards Ardsley/Greenburgh. At end of ramp turn left. At second light, turn right onto 100A/ W. Hartsdale Road. Continue approximately 1.5 miles and turn right at light onto Central Park Avenue South. In approximately .4 miles turn right into 313 Central Park Ave. At top of driveway bear right to park. Entrance is at driveway level.
Saw Mill River Parkway heading North
Take Exit 5A for Palmer Road. Turn right onto Palmer Road for approximately 1 mile. Take ramp right and follow signs for SR-100 North/Central Park Ave. Continue on Central Park Avenue for approximately 5.2 miles. Make a left turn up the driveway at 313 Central Park Avenue. At top of driveway bear right to park. Entrance is at driveway level
Taconic Pkwy heading South
Exit at Sprain Brook Parkway So toward New York City. Exit at Rt 100B toward Greenburgh/Ardsley. Turn left onto NY 100B/Dobbs Ferry Road/Landers Rd and continue to West Hartsdale Avenue/ NY 100 A and go right. Turn right again onto Central Park Avenue. End at 313 Central Park Avenue. Make a right hand turn up driveway at 313 Central Park Avenue. At top of driveway bear right to park. Entrance is at driveway level.
Bronx River Parkway heading South
Make a right hand turn at exit 22 at County Center. Continue straight on Central Park Avenue (100) for 2.3 miles. Make a right hand turn up driveway at 313 Central Park Avenue. At top of driveway bear right to park. Entrance is at driveway level.
Bronx River Parkway heading North
Exit at Fenimore Road. Make a left at the exit. Go over parkway and follow East Hartsdale Avenue to Central Park Avenue . Turn left onto Central Park Avenue. Continue to 313 Central Park Avenue and make a right turn up driveway. At top of driveway bear right to park. Entrance is at driveway level.
Take exit 3/Armonk (Rt 22 South). Follow Rt 22 to Bronx River Parkway exit. Follow directions from Bronx River Parkway heading South (above)
I-287 E (Cross Westchester Expressway) toward White Plains/Rye
Take Exit 4 to Rt. 100A exit towards Hartsdale. Turn right onto NY- 100A/Knollwood Road. Turn slight left onto W. Hartsdale Avenue/NY-100A. Turn right onto Central Park Avenue. Make a right up driveway at 313 Central Park Avenue. At top of the driveway, bear right to park. Entrance is at driveway level.
I-287 W to Exit 4, Rt 100A, toward Hartsdale
Turn left onto 100A/Knollwood Road. Turn slight left onto W. Hartsdale Ave, turn right onto Central Park Avenue. Make a right up driveway at 313 Central Park Avenue. At top of the driveway, bear right to park. Entrance is at driveway level.
Contributors to the Child Care Council of Westchester, Inc.
We are immensley greatful for the support of each of our donors.
July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015
Mr. and Mrs. David Alexander
Patricia Amanna, Ed.D.
Margie and Jim Arsham
Linda H. Bresler
Hon. David Buchwald
Richard and Martha Burns
Michael P. Carbon and Lorayne K. Carbon
Mary Jo Collabolletta
L. Danielle Cylich
Eugene W. Delvin and Lisbeth Delvin
Margot T. Elkin
Dr. Mistie Eltrich
Lydia Evans, MD
Salli and Bruce Figler
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Garrison
Gerald and Leslie Geist
Lisa and Michael Goldman
Marianne and Ruairi Gribbon
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Griffin
Thomas Guzzardi and Elissa Guzzardi
Lottie and Conrad Harris
James Isenberg and Gail Isenberg
Andrew Karlen, Esq.
Eileen M. Kelley
Rhonda S. Kershner and David L. Kershner
Ewa S. Knapik
Paul and Jennifer Kooney
Eleanor B. Krolian
Korey and Koren Kross
James and Mary Larkin
Mr. and Mrs. Eric Lawless
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lawless
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Leand, Jr.
Neil Lowenbraun and Liz Gordon
Cecilia and Joe McKenney
Dr. Josephine Moffett
Steven and Paula Morvay
Elizabeth S. Pforzheimer
Harry and Marjorie Phillips
David A.H. Rapaport
Craig S. Ruoff
L. Jeffrey Samuelson and Wendy H. Samuelson
Rosalind J. Schulman
Ann Rose Simon
Jane Fulton Stanley
Mr. and Mrs. John Sterbenz
Evelyn M. Stock
Virginie and Daniel Stujenske
Julie and Michael Swidler
Mr. and Mrs. Jordan Wine
Grants recieved from our generous business, individual and nonprofit partners allow us to offer exciting, important and innovative programs that improve early care and learning for children in Westchester.
Grantor / Purpose
Thomas and Agnes Carvel Foundation/ Early Literacy
Cornell University/ Blumenthal Summer Internship Program
The Jandon Foundation/ General Support
People's United Community Bank/ Early Literacy
Sexauer Foundation/ Early Literacy
Edith Glick Shoolman Foundation/ General Support
Philip and Lynn Straus Foundation, Inc./ General Support
TD Charitable Foundation/ School-Age Quality Improvement
Univerisity of Chicago/ Subsidy Research Study
Westchester Community Foundation/ Public Policy and Advocacy
IBM Corporation/ Board Retreat and Self Assessment
Anonymous (1)/ Advocacy and General Support
Westchester County Department of Social Services
Westchester County Office for Women
The Bridge Deck
California Pizza Kitchen
Dennis Noskin Architects
Desires by Mikolay
The Digital Arts Experience
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel
Eileen Fisher, Inc.
Happy Harbor Child Care
Inspiria Media, Inc.
Kass and Jeffe CPA's
North Street Community, LLC
Clarfeld Financial Services
Early Einstein Learning Center
Family Services of Westchester
The Lanza Learning Center
Reckson, a division of SL Green Realty Corp
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Westchester Children’s Association
Workforce Development Institute
The quality of early care and education children receive before the age of 5 affects the trajectory of their entire lives. Donations from individual supporters and businesses make a specific, measurable impact, like:
- Privately-funded scholarships that have moved approximately 1,000 children from babysitters to education-based programs, where they are quickly learning the language, social and organizational skills that will literally shape their entire lives
- 3,500 working Westchester parents who get referrals to quality child care programs each year
- Literacy and book lending programs that help children learn to love reading
- Formal child care provider quality improvement initiatives with a 97% success rate
- Enhanced training and professional development opportunities for child care professionals
- Employers whose employees are more present and productive because our resource and referral information solved their child care issues
When you support quality early care and education, your donation lasts a lifetime.
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Please make your check payable to "Child Care Council of Westchester, Inc." and send to:
Child Care Council of Westchester, Inc.
313 Central Park Avenue
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Ways to Support the Council
In addition to traditional financial contributions, we are also pleased to accept:
- In-kind donations
- Gifts in kind
- Matching gifts
- United Way
- Gifts of life insurance
- Donor-advised funds
- Planned giving
Our Vision for Westchester
The Child Care Council of Westchester envisions a day when every child's potential is maximized from birth, through access to affordable, high-quality early care and education; when every parent can go to work free from distraction, secure in the knowledge that their children are in a safe, nurturing, learning environment; when Westchester businesses have access to a talented, well-educated homegrown workforce; when elected officials and community leaders universally acknowledge that investing in our children's future through quality early care is essential, and rewarding in every sense of the word.
Careers at the Council
The Child Care Council of Westchester plays a unique role in Westchester County as the primary agency dedicated to promoting access to high quality, affordable early care and education programs. As an employee of the Council, you have an opportunity to make a measurable, lasting impact in the lives of Westchester's parents and children. When families do well, our community is stronger.
Our working environment is professional, friendly and collaborative. We encourage creative thinking and innovation, and place great value on ethical behavior, fairness and a good sense of humor. We love to help people grow in their jobs and develop careers they love.
Several motivated, energetic professionals needed for immediate openings with competitive salaries/benefits:
Director of Finance & Administration
Director of Professional Development
Director of Development
Director of Health Care Consultant Services
Director of Provider Services
Director of Family and Employer Services
Office Manager/Community Events Manager
Assistant Director of Provider Services