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.
No one can convey the critical importance of safe, reliable, quality child care better than working parents, many of whom struggle to pay for care. The Council is eager to involve more parents in on-going child care advocacy. With over 20 programs signed up to participate in Advocacy on the Go, the Council expects to engage hundreds of parents for the first time.
So if you are interested in empowering your parents, sign up your program for "Calls for Kids" today.
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.
Awards are presented in the following categories:
Family Child Care
Center Based Child Care
School Age Programs
Staff or Administrator
General (corporation, community organization, etc.)
Please mail, fax, or scan your nomination to:
Joey Awards Committee
Child Care Council of Westchester, Inc.
313 Central Park Avenue
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Fax: (914) 761-1957
Click here to nominate your candidate.
Deadline for Nominations is 5pm, Friday, January 5, 2018
Save The Date:
Awards will be presented on Friday, May 18, 2018
The Council's Annual Awards Breakfast
Westchester Marriot, Tarrytown Hotel