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
Complete Staff Directory
The Child Care Council of Westchester’s Board of Directors are dedicated Westchester professionals who understand the vital importance of quality early care and education, and volunteer their time and resources to support our mission.
- PRESIDENT: Craig Ruoff
Cushman & Wakefield
- VICE PRESIDENT: Korey Kross
Clarfeld Financial Advisors
- TREASURER: Nicholas R. Pirrotta
CFP, Financial Advisor
Clarfeld Financial Advisors
- SECRETARY: Joan Mockler
Director of Communications and Racial Justice
- Helaine S. Brick-Cabot
- Joyce Cadesca, Associate Vice President
- L. Danielle Cylich, Senior Executive
Epstein Becker Green
- Sue D'Emic, Senior Vice President and Controller
- Bryan T. Fryer, CPA, Senior Manager
Maier Markey & Justice, LLP
- Felice Harris, Executive Director
TGCW Children's Annex
- Rob Kissner, Founder, President and CEO
The Digital Arts Experience
- Camille Failla Murphy, LCSW, ACSW, Founder & Director
Women’s Research and Education Fund
- Rori Sagal, AVP/Westchester Relationship Manager
Greater Hudson Bank
- Jeff Samuelson, Retired Senior Business Executive
- Byron Smalls, Youth Care Specialist
White Plains Youth Bureau
- Laura Stout Sosinsky, PhD, Sr. Research Scientist/Consultant
Child Trends, Inc.
- Melissa M. Thornton, CEO
LSW Chauffeured Transportation Service
- Steve Wysmuller, Weather Analytics Consultant, WW Advanced Analytics CoC Team
The Child Care Council of Westchester is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization that champions the healthy development of children, families and our community by promoting quality early care and education.
We accomplish this mission by:
- Serving as a one-stop shop for child care resources, referrals and information for parents and employers
- Helping child care providers implement quality improvement strategies, give the best possible care, grow their businesses, and meet their legal obligations
- Actively advocating for policies and resources that improve the quality, affordability and accessibility of care
Download more information:
- 2016 Annual Report
- 2015 Annual Report
- 2014 Annual Report
- 2013 Annual Report
- 2012 Annual Report
- 2011 Annual Report
- 2015 990
- 2014 990
- 2015-2016 Audited Financial Report
- 2014-2015 Audited Financial Report
The Child Care Council of Westchester is part of a state and national network of child care resource and referral agencies. The Early Care and Learning Council is our state coordinating body and Child Care Aware of America represents the field nationally. The Council holds a Quality Assurance Credential from Child Care Aware.
As part of our efforts to make high quality early care and education available to every child in Westchester, we’re pleased to help connect child care providers and job seekers. Follow the links below to submit or search for information.
For Child Care Providers
Early care and education and school age programs in Westchester may post job openings and review candidates looking for work in the child care industry.
For Job Seekers
Individuals who are looking for work in child care programs can fill out a brief candidate profile and review current job openings. Programs interested in your profile will contact you directly requesting your resume.
New job postings and candidate profiles will be posted to the website each Friday and remain for a month.
Personal information collected by the Child Care Council of Westchester is not shared with outside parties. By submitting a form, you agree to have the Council post all required information on our website.
The Council would like to acknowledge the programs, providers and individuals listed below for supporting the Council by becoming members in 2017.
|All Aboard, Inc
|All Aboard on the Hudson
|Anna & Jacks Treehouse||New Rochelle|
|A Kids World Preschool & Daycare LLC
|Bedford Discovery Early Childhood Center
|Bright Horizons Childrens Center, LLC at WEP
|Bronxville Montessori School
|Center for Montessori Education
|Children of America Mohegan Lake, LLC
|Children's Center at Purchase College, Inc., The
|Children's Garden Center at Jewish Community Center on the Hudson||Tarrytown|
|Children's School for Early Development
|Children's School for Early Development at Uriah Hill
|Collin Allen Child Development Center||Mount Vernon|
|Creative Beginnings Children's Center, The
|Days of Wonder Child Care Program
|Early Learning Center at Field Home, The
|Easter Seals Project Explore||Valhalla|
|Eastridge Enrichment Center||White Plains|
|Elizabeth Mascia Child Care Center
|Enrichment Center of Yorktown, Inc.
|Family Services of Westchester
|Greyston Family Inn Child Care Center
Goddard School, The
|Good Shepherd Early Childhood Center
|Harrison Children's Center (1)||Harrison|
|Harrison Children's Center (2)||Harrison|
|Harrison Children's Center (3)||West Harrison|
|Harrison Children's Center #4||West Harrison|
|Harrison Day Center Inc. at Underhill Recreational Center||West Harrison|
|Happy Corner Day Care Center, Inc.||Port Chester|
|Happy Tots Childcare
|Hastings Nursery School, "The Co-op"
|Hastings on Hudson|
|Holy Name of Mary Montessori||Croton-on-Hudson|
|Irvington Children's Center, Inc., The
|Jewish Community Center of Harrison
|John A. Coleman School||White Plains|
|Kehillah School for Early Learning, The
|Kids Allowed Corp||Yonkers|
|Kids Care of Westchester, Inc.||Yonkers|
|Lakeland Children's Center
|Leake and Watts Services||Yonkers|
|Lil' Sprouts Early Learning Center||Peekskill|
|Lincoln Family Institute Inc.||Eastchester|
|Little Angels Child Care Center
|Little Disciple Learning Center Inc., The
|Little Sparrows Nursery School
|Lois Bronz Children's Center||White Plains|
|Lincoln Family Institute Inc.||Eastchester|
|Mamaroneck Community Nursery School
|Montrose Child Care Center
|Mount Kisco Child Care Center Inc.
|New Rochelle Day Nursery, Inc., The
|Oak Lane Child Care Center of Pleasantville, Inc.
|Ossining Children's Center, Inc.||Ossining|
|Ossining Children's Center, Inc.||Ossining|
|Peas and Karrots||Ossining|
|Pelham Children's Center
|Purchase Children's Center, Inc.
|Queen's Daughter Daycare Center, Inc.
|San Andres Church Educational Program||Yonkers|
|Scarborough Presbyterian Children's Center||Scarborough|
|Sisters of St. John the Baptist DCC||Purchase|
|St. Gregory the Great Early Childhood Center
|St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church
|St. Peter’s Child Care Center, Inc.||Yonkers|
|Temple Beth El of Northern Westchester (Beginning Years)||Chappaqua|
|Temple Israel Nursery School
|Tot's Place, Inc.||Port Chester|
|Vernon Heights Daycare||Mount Vernon|
|Westchester Community College Children’s Center||Valhalla|
|White Plains Family YMCA||White Plains|
|YMCA Early Learning Center||North Salem|
|YWCA Child Care Center
|Avery, Mary Lou||White Plains|
|Barnes, Janice||Kids B.A.S.E & The Little School||Scarsdale|
|Barry, Madeline||Yorktown Heights|
|Bellina, Carmen||New Rochelle|
|Blank, Nan||Kol Ami||White Plains|
|Bohuniek, Michelle||Tom Thumb Preschool||Peekskill|
|Brophy, Nancy||Tom Thumb Preschool||Mohegan Lake|
|Cicnetti, Ingrid||Tom Thumb Preschool||Mohegan Lake|
|Custodio, Sandra||Mount Vernon|
|Evans, Nazareth||Sleepy Hollow|
|Frasca, Jessica||New Rochelle|
|Glick, Ericka||Katonah Village Kids, Inc.||Katonah|
|Hengst, Betty||Out Montessori School||Yorktown Heights|
|Howard, Kathryn||Family Services of Westchester||Tarrytown|
|Jensen, Ea||Ethical Culture Nursery School||White Plains|
|Ledesma, Ashley||Children's Corner Learning||Mount Vernon|
|Martin, Cynthia||Mind-Builders Creative Arts||Mount Vernon|
|Merchant, Lynda||Hastings on Hudson|
|Moschetta-Marricco, Vincenza||Our Montessori School||Yorktown Heights|
|Ostrye, Elizabeth||Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester||Mount Kisco|
|Owens, Kim Wilson||Mount Vernon|
|Pares, Maya Babette||Kids Are People, Inc.
|Platt, Linda Jo||Community Nursery School||Dobbs Ferry|
|Podolak, Joyce||Early Childhood Center Westchester Reform Temple||Scarsdale|
|Powell, Janea||New Little Branches||Yonkers|
|Rocha, Paula||Kids Are People, Inc.
|Sink, Paulette||The Seed Day Care
|Stepman, Neil||Aspire, Inc.||Hastings on Hudson|
|Swanson, Barbara||Croton Community Nursery School||Croton Hudson|
|Tolchin, Susan||Westchester Reform Temple||Scarsdale|
|Vernon, Francine||Westchester Library System||Elmsford|
|Walker-Phillips, Ranghill||Mount Vernon|
|White, Lisa||Tom Thumb Preschool||Mohegan Lake|
|Williams, Alyxandra||Kids Are People, Inc.
|Group Family Day Care Members|
|Alejandro, Yohanny||Stars of Wonder||Sleepy Hollow|
|Allen, Pauline||Tutor Talent Day Care||Mount Vernon|
|Amarasiri, Padmini||Higher Horizons Children's Place LTD.||New Rochelle|
|Arismendi, Gonzalo||Lady Bug Group Family Day Care, Inc.||Port Chester|
|Arvelo, Gladys||Mi Casa Child Day Care||Yonkers|
|Arvelo, Jenny||Jenny's Loving Day Care||Yonkers|
|Bastone, Lucia||Lucia Bastone||Yonkers|
|Brown, Cheryl||Lullaby Day Care||White Plains|
|Brown, Roslyn||Rose's Friendly Play and Learn Corp.||Ossining|
|Brown-Pressley, Longreece||Magical Playschool Family Daycare, Inc.||New Rochelle|
|Buitron, Gladys||Rainbow Family Daycare||White Plains|
|Calabro, Stella||Starlight Early Childcare, LLC.
|Canseco, Patricia Diez||Patricia's Daycare||White Plains|
|Carroscio, Lori||The Little Kingdom||New Rochelle|
|Collado, Beronidia||Liss Child Care||Yonkers|
|Daley, Sonia||Elite Family Daycare, Inc.||White Plains|
|Diez Canseco, Patricia||Patricia's Day Care, Inc.||White Plains|
|Dorsey, Kimberly||Gateway to the Future Academy||Yonkers|
|Endo, RI-Hwa||Julie's Little School
|Fidelio, Caterina||Caterina Fidelio||Yonkers|
|Foster, Gloria||A Rising Star Children's Center
|Frias, Lilliam||Lyon Park Group Family Day Care, Inc.||Port Chester|
|Gabriele, Francesca||Frances Gabriele||Yonkers|
|Galves, Cecilia||Caterpillar Day Care Inc.
|Gilbert, Ramona||A Journey By Faith Daycare
|Glade, Maria||Little Dreamers Daycare||Yonkers|
|Haldar, Sunreta||Yogis Daycare LLC||Pelham|
|Hasell, Cheryl||Kid's Station||Yonkers|
|Hayes, Patricia||ABC Academy||Peekskill|
|Hidalgo, Margarita||Margarita Hidalgo||Sleepy Hollow|
|Hinson, Cynthia||Teaching Little Ones Christ||White Plains|
|Hogan, Deloris||Dee's Tots Child Care||New Rochelle|
|Huvane, Tara||Little Ones Early Learning Day Care, Inc.||Yonkers|
|Kim, Haesung||Hossanna Daycare||Ardsley|
|Knowles, Elizabeth||Little House Group Inc.
|Joseph, Brittany||Future Generations Group Family Daycare, Inc.||Mount Vernon|
|LaDore, Arlene||Arlene LaDore||Harrison|
|Lewis, Shari||Nana's Place Family Childcare||Yonkers|
|Lidia Gutierrez, Ana||Ana's Group Daycare||Yonkers|
|Maurer, Abbie||Abbie Maurer||Yorktown Heights|
|Mendoza, Martha||Martha Mendoza||New Rochelle|
|Minier, Carmen||Nana Carmen Family Group Day Care, Inc.||Yonkers|
|Miranda, Sonia||Tiny Tots Group Day Care, Inc.||Yonkers|
|Molina, Wanessa||Happy Angel's Day Care Center||Port Chester|
|Moosavi, Malihe||Mali's Day Care||Purchase|
|Morales, Santos Emely||Little Sweethearts Daycare Inc.||Mamaroneck|
|Morgan, Carla||ABC Nursery & Learning Center||Mount Vernon|
|Nelson, Donna||Donna's Day Care||Mount Vernon|
|Nepal, Bibi||Blooming Roses Daycare||Yonkers|
|Noel, Dorothy||Link By Link Children's Inc.||Mount Vernon|
|Olaya, Maria||Jari's Little Corner||Mount Vernon|
|Ortiz, Enny M.||Sleepy Hollow|
|Pages, Cynthia||Lucy Home Group Corporation||Yonkers|
|Pages, Lucy||Lucy Home Group Corporation||Yonkers|
|Perez, Adalgisa||Endicotts Kid Zone, LLC||Emsford|
|Perez, Ana Victoria||Sleepy Hollow|
|Perez, Nina||Nina Perez De Rodriguez||Sleepy Hollow|
|Perez, Yasina||My Children's Daycare||Yonkers|
|Pierce, Tracey||Tracey Pierce Family Daycare, LLC||Mount Vernon|
|Reda, Dominique||3 Doms, Inc.||New Rochelle|
|Regan, Arsenia||Royalty Day Care||Yonkers|
|Rodrigues, Anna Maria||Little Feet First, Inc.||Mamaroneck|
|Rodriguez, Jessica||The Caring Tree L.L.C
|Romero, Elizabeth||Elizabeth Romero||Yonkers|
|Rosado, Kathleen||Tina's House Daycare, LLC||Yonkers|
|Rosario, Aura||Children's House
|Rothenberg, Diana||The Children's Playhouse of Yonkers, Inc.
|Rothenberg, Diana||The Children's Playhouse of Yonkers (Park Hill)
|Scamarone, Grace||Kelly's Kids Family Childcare, LLC||Ossining|
|Smith, Gertrude||Precious Moments Daycare Services Inc||Yonkers|
|Smith, Gertrude||Smith Loving Care, Inc.||Yonkers|
|Soto, Michelle||Early Einstein Inc.
|Thatcher, Glenda||Glenda Thatcher||New Rochelle|
|Tujillo, Soraya||Our House Child Care||Hartsdale|
|Velasquez, Esperanza||Hope Child Group Inc.||Rye Brook|
|Vigo Wellington, Sylvian||I Can Learning Center, Inc.||Mount Vernon|
|Walker, Adele||Nana's Place Child Care, Inc.||Peekskill|
|Wignal, Murlene||Wiggles and Giggles Day Care||Mount Vernon|
|Woo, Rosalie||Kids Are People, Inc.
|Wyllie, Karina||Koala Park 1
|Wyllie, Karina||Koala Park 2
|Youngs, Carmen||Little Rascals Daycare, Corp.||New Rochelle|
|Family Child Care Members|
|Amini, Seyedeh||Seyedeh Amini||Dobbs Ferry|
|Blount, Dinita||Dinita Blount||Yonkers|
|Bond, Sandra||Sanda Bond||Peekskill|
|Brown, Norda||Norda Brown||Mount Vernon|
|Campbell, Kemmah||In Kemmah's Care||Mount Vernon|
|Careaga, Victoria||Victoria Careaga||Scarsdale|
|Defino, Anne||Anne Defino||Briarcliff|
|DeKonski, Celeste A.||Celeste A. DeKonski||Pleasantville|
|Garcia, Lesly||Tiny Blues Family Daycare||Yonkers|
|Hidalgo, Esperanza||Esperanza Hidalgo||Tarrytown|
|Hilario, Josefa A.||Josefa A. Hilario||Sleepy Hollow|
|Luna Tracy||Little Schoolhouse Family Daycare||Yonkers|
|Martino, Angelo||TLC Daycare of Yonkers||Yonkers|
|Matos, Susan||Imagination Family Daycare||Tarrytown|
|Moodie, Sharon||Landscape Happy Kids Inc.||Yonkers|
|Powell, Barbara||Effective Child Care Services||Elmsford|
|Rodriguez, Fabia||Fabia Rodriguez de Rodriguez||Tarrytown|
|Tejada, Esther||Esther Tejada||White Plains|
|Thomas, Stacey||My Little Friends Daycare||Mahopac|
|Ventura, Elusina||Elusina Ventura||Sleepy Hollow|
|Nursery School Members|
|Eliza Corwin Frost Educational Center||Bronxville|
|Temple Beth Shalom Nursery School
|Hastings on Hudson|
|Weekday Nursery School||New Rochelle|
|School Age Members|
|Armonk Children's Corner Inc at Coman Hill School
|Berlow's Taekwondo Academy Inc.||Briarcliff Manor|
|Caring Tree Child Care LLC, The||Mount Vernon|
|Chappaqua Children’s Workshop, Inc.
|Country Children's Center
|Julia Dyckman Andrus Memorial, Inc.
|Kids S.P.A.C.E. of Rye, Inc.
|Mother Connection of Cortlandt, Inc., The
|North Yonkers Preservation & Development Corp.
|Ossining Children's Center (3)||Ossining|
|Pocantico Hills Central School District
|Woodlot Christian Preschool, LLC||Tuckahoe|
|YMCA of Yonkers, Inc.||Yonkers|
|Liberty Resources Post||Goshen|
|Nature of Things, The||North Salem|
Professional child care providers in Westchester County are encouraged to join the Child Care Council to take advantage of discounts, resources, marketing and learning opportunities, and to support our critical mission to promote quality early care and education.
2018 Membership Benefits include:
- Discounted registration fees for trainings
- Listing and link on Council website
- Unlimited free postings on the Council's job bank
- Membership certificate for your site
- Printed Council Training Calendar
- Discount on Lakeshore orders
- Early announcements of special programs and opportunities
- Free Notary Public services
- Complimentary Council 2018 Calendar
- Participation in our membership referral program
- Invitation to attend free member-only networking meetings
- Invitation to attend exclusive member only annual events
Your membership dollars also support the Council's activities to protect Westchester's early care and learning system for children, parents and the early care and education community, through activities such as:
- Advocacy with Westchester's elected officials for more child care funding
- Public education to raise the public's appreciation for the benefits of a strong early learning and after school community
- Representation in Albany and Washington to secure state and federal funding
- Reports and resources on Westchester's regulated child care community
The last few years have been difficult as Westchester County has increased what parents have to pay for child care and restricted eligibility. We believe that the cuts might have been even worse without our continued advocacy. With your help, we continue to fight.
In addition to our specific services to parents, child care professionals and employers, the Child Care Council serves as an advocate for those groups and the community at large. Our goal is for elected officials and leaders at every level to understand that quality early care and education is an essential investment not only in children and their families, but in our collective future – and to translate that understanding into action, and legislation that increases access.
The Council's current Public Policy Agenda was created by the Public Policy Committee of the Board, drawing on the Council's data reports, the results of the Parent Child Care Survey, and input from the field. Our Public Policy Agenda is revised annually, to reflect the most current needs, issues and trends. See the 2017 Public Policy Agenda.
Learn more about our advocacy work:
Child Care is a Business Issue
Child care impacts the business community in a variety of ways.
On a daily basis, we see the impact in terms of productivity and employee satisfaction. Studies show that nationally, 45% of parents miss at least 2 days of work a year due to child care breakdowns, and 65% of parents' work schedules are affected by child care challenges. The annual cost to employers nationwide of unstable child care is estimated to be $3 billion!
Employers who invest in child care support for their employees, including resource and referral information, are better able to attract and retain employees, and benefit from reduced turnover and absenteeism, increased productivity, and a boost in public image and positive public relations. There are also a variety of tax benefits employers can claim related to child care services for employees.
When employers provide resources to their employees to help them learn about and find better care, everyone benefits.
In terms of the long-term and the big picture, high quality early child care and education for Westchester's children translates into a more ready workforce – a fundamental aspect of business growth, and of our county's ability to retain and attract businesses.
The Council is here for your employees who need:
- Assistance finding quality, reliable child care
- Help solving child care issues or challenges
- Access to financial resources to assist them with paying for child care
Working parents can review the information available on this site, contact us directly via phone or email, or we can speak to a group of employees at your location.
Arrangements can be made for specialized services, including:
- Lunchtime seminars for working parent employees, on topics like:
- Defining and finding quality child care in Westchester
- Child brain development and growth
- Parenting issues, including discipline, and sleep and toilet training
- Personalized child care searches, including:
- Research openings for child(ren) in specific child care programs
- Obtain copies of complaint history of child care programs parents are interested in
- Working Parent Surveys to help you discover what your employees' needs and challenges are related to child care
Call us today, at (914) 761-3456 x139, to find out how we can help your employees "get back to work."
To see what business leaders are saying about the importance of quality child care, view materials from The Committee for Economic Development:
WORKFORCE OF TODAY, WORKFORCE OF TOMORROW: The Business Case for High-Quality Childcare
Unfinished Business: Continued Investment in Child Care and Early Education is Critical to Business and America’s Future
Child Care in State Economies: Key Findings – New York
Talking Points: The Business Case for Investing in High Quality Child Care – New York