News Press Releases Updates - Child Care Council of Westchester

Full-time working parents who live in Westchester with children up to 13 years of age may be eligible for scholarships covering July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.

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The Child Care Council of Westchester is pleased to announce the 2015 recipients of its Joey Awards:

Dawn Meyerski, Mount Kisco Child Care Center
Elizabeth Spano, Oak Lane Child Care Center
Patrice Cuddy, Parent Child Home Program, Westchester Jewish Community Services
Bettina Langsam, Morning Star Day Care

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.

Published in News
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Candidate Profiles

Current Candidate Profiles

For programs to review candidates looking for work in the child care industry.
Be sure to contact the candidate directly.


Date Received: 8/9/17
Position Desired: Assistant Teacher
Schedule: Full Tiime
Town I live in: White Plains, NY
Highest Degree Obtained: 2 Year College Degree - Medical Assistant
Description of Current or Most Recent Position: Current position is secretary for Sammy's Plant Health Care. I have previous experience with children from infant to early childhood. I have four children of my own. I handle all the invoice, contracts, payroll, filing paperwork, Microsoft Word.
Dates of Employment in Your Previous Job: June 2014 - Current
More About Me: I have a Dignity For All Act (DASA) certification. I also have a mandated reported training certification. I am familiar with the Montessori philosophy.
Availability: ASAP
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Date Received: 8/1/17
Position Desired: Assistant Teacher
Schedule: Full Tiime
Town I live in: Dobbs Ferry, NY
Highest Degree Obtained: 2 Year College Degree in Liberal Arts
Description of Current or Most Recent Position: I am a full time nanny for an amazing 3.5 year old boy. I have been his caregiver since September 2015. He will be starting school September 2017.
Dates of Employment in Current or Most Recent Position: Sept. 2015 - Sept. 2017
Description of Previous Position: My career was put on hold after giving birth to my incredible 4 year old daughter. Prior to becoming a full time single mother, I was the General Manager of the Steve Madden store in NYC.
Dates of Employment in Your Previous Job: November 2010 - September 2013
More About Me: I am a full time single mother. I enjoy everything from arts and crafts to playing sports with the kids outside. I swim, practice a little bit of yoga, and love all animals. Music is a big part of my everyday life. I hope to teach my daughter healthy habits, and to always look at the bright side of things. Thank you for taking the time to review my profile and have a great day!
Availability: ASAP
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Date Received: 7/7/17
Position Desired: Assistant Teacher
Schedule: Full Time
Town I live in: Dobbs Ferry, NY
Highest Degree Obtained: 2 Year College Degree, Liberal Arts
Description of Current or Most Recent Position: I am a full time caregiver for an amazing 3.5 year old boy.
Dates of Employment in Current or Most Recent Position: 9/2015 - Present
Description of Previous Position: Store Manager
Dates of Employment in Your Previous Job: 11/2010 - 09/2013
More About Me: I am a single mother for an awesome 4 year old girl.
Availability: ASAP
Contact E-mail Address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

Published in Candidate Profiles
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Job Openings

Current Job Opportunities in Child Care

For candidates interested in working in the child care industry.
Be sure to contact the program directly.


Date Received: 12/12/17
Job Title: Director
Program Name: EastRidge Enrichment Center
Job Description: Bright Horizons is seeking a talented and proven leader for our EastRidge Enrichment Center - and we're offereing a $2,000 sign-on bonus! Open since 1995, this NAEUC accredited program offers early care and education for children six weeks through five years old. The program is conveniently located just off Rte. 287, and is a short train ride from New York City. Let us show you why Bright Horizons has been named seventeen times as one of FORTUNE Magazine's "100 Best Places to Work".
Education and/or Experienced Required: Requirements include a Bachelor's or Master's degree in ECE or related field, 3 to 5 years of Director experience, NAEYC accreditation experience, and strong leadership and family partnership skills. For full position requirements, please see the online job description on our website, or contact Kelli Simpson. 
Program Address: 109 Corporate Park Dr, White Plains, NY 10604
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Phone: 
Fax: 
Website: www.brighthorizons.com/careers
Salary: 


Published in Job Openings
Friday, April 10, 2015

2014 Awards Breakfast

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Friday, April 10, 2015

2014 Family Tech Day

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Thursday, April 02, 2015

Newsletter Archive

Donor/Supporter Newsletters

The Council sends newsletters to donors and supporters.

Parent Connections Newsletters

The Council provides e-newsletter for parents.

  • external link icon October 2017: Provider Saved the Life of a 3 Year Old Girl, How to talk to your children about the Las Vegas shooting, Dining for Scholarship Dollars at Sam's of Gedney Way, and more!
  • external link icon September 2017: Does Your Care Giver Know Where Your Child Is At All Times, Outstanding Nonprofit of 2017, Are You Ready, and more!
  • external link icon August 2017: Summer Vacation Boredom Busters, Fun thing to do with the family, When You're Ready to Think About After School Care, and more!
  • external link icon July 2017: Preventing Child Heat Stroke Deaths in Vechicles, Be entered to win $100 AMEX gift card, Immigration Assistance, and more!
  • external link icon June 2017: Apply for a Child Care Scholarship, Ready for Camp, Immigration Assistance, and more!
  • external link icon May 2017: Child Care in the Business Section, Car Seat Safety, Child Care Scholarships Available, and more!
  • external link icon April 2017: Child Care Scholarships Available, World Autism Awareness Day, Songs and Poetry, and more!
  • external link icon March 2017: FREE tax preparation, tax credits/refunds for working families, what will I do for the summer, and more!
  • external link icon February 2017: Play and cognitive skills in kindergarten, talk it up, governor's budget on child care disappoints, and more!
  • external link icon January 2017: Family time, germ smart ~ for kids, bleach means clean, and more!
  • external link icon October 2016: Your vote matters, take action now for child care, toy drive, and more!
  • external link icon September 2016: Increase federal funding for child care, is your child care as great as your child, ready set boo, and more!
  • external link icon June/July 2016: Last chance to be in to win a $50 amex gift card, summer safety, mosquitos are out are you ready, and more!
  • external link icon May 2016: The toughest job in the world, take a moment for yourself, it's time to celebrate, and more!
  • external link icon April 2016: Huge short fall in NYS budget for child care, summer care for your child, enter to win a $50 gift card, and more!
  • external link icon March 2016: It's tax time - free preparations assistance, are you eligible for a tax credit/refund, national nutrition month, and more!

Provider Newsletters

The Council sends e-newsletter for child care providers.

  • external link icon October 2017: The Council for Professional Recognition Announces Amnesty for New CDA Renewal, CACFP Meal Pattern Changes, Nominate Outstanding Child Care and After School Professionals, and more!
  • external link icon September 2017: Important Changes to Program Compliance History, Group Training in Health and Safety, CDA Renewal Amnesty Program, and more!
  • external link icon August 2017: Mandatory Training for New Directors, Spanish Foundations in Health and Safety Course, Child Abuse Training Not Covered by Foundations, and more!
  • external link icon July 2017: Child Care Subsidy Tip, Foundations in Health and Safety Training Required, Renew Your CDA Credential, and more!
  • external link icon June 2017: Free Books for Your Program, Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarm Recall, Earn a Free Council Training, and more!
  • external link icon May 2017: Epi-Pen and Inhaler Recalls, Mandatory 5 Hour OCFS Training, Child Care Scholarships are Available, and more!
  • external link icon April 2017: Acting Director Regulations Key, Make Sure You're Getting Child Care Referrals, and more!
  • external link icon March 2017: Help children get off to the best start, tax free reimbursements, and more!
  • external link icon February 2017: Recalled products, it's tax time again, and more!
  • external link icon January 2017: 2017 program review, outdoor play for everyday, and more!
  • external link icon December 2016: $$$$ for snacks and meals, keeping toys safe, and more!
  • external link icon November 2016: New fire/safety checklist for school aged child care programs, your vote matters, and more!
  • external link icon October 2016: OCFS website changes, nominate outstanding child care and after school professionals, school readiness starts early, and more!
  • external link icon August 2016: No swaddling, program violations are posted on the OCFS website, is it too hot to go outside, and more!
  • external link icon July 2016: Increasing children's attendance, easy chart for clearance checks, talking to children about tragedies, and more!
  • external link icon June 2016: Breastfeeding mothers' bill of rights, preserving childhood at school, free books for your program, and more!
  • external link icon May 2016: Time to celebrate you, win big, staying up to date on recalls, and more!
  • external link icon April 2016: Huge shortfall in NYS budget for child care, free new books for your program, parent child care needs survey, and more!
  • external link icon March 2016: Huge shortfall in NYS budget for child care, tax free reimbursements, child care subsidy help, and more!
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1. View Your Profile

You can review your profile that is supplied to families. To request a copy contact our R&R Database Administrator at (914)761-3456 x139 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Let us know about any changes you can fax, call or choose one of the options below.

2. Submit a Complete Update Online

Provide the Council with all the information about your program to share with parents. Parents will be able to receive a complete referral profile of your program and allow the Council to connect you with parents who are seeking the care that you offer. You may not be connected to parents if your information is not updated annually and if it is not accurate. Once you submitted this form, your information will be entered within 2 business days. external link icon Submit a Complete Update Form Online.

3. Submit a Short Update Form Online

Want to provide a quick update on your available openings, current schedule and rates! Complete this short form to update just your basic information. Fill out the online form and click to send. Once you submitted this form, your information will be entered within 2 business days. external link icon Submit a Short Update Form Online.

4. Call Us at 914-761-3456 ext 139

Our R&R Database Administrator will be able to update your information immediately on the phone. This service is available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Complete Staff Directory

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Kathy Halas Executive Director   Ext. 102
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Juanita Pope Office Manager/Community Events Manager Administration Ext. 106
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Janelle Rodriguez  Receptionist Administration Ext. 0 or 100
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Michelle Guena Administrative Assistant Administration Ext. 152
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Dana Lawless Director of Development  Administration  Ext. 127
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Michael Goldman Director of Finance and Administration Finance Ext. 104
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Christine Iacovello Bookkeeper Finance Ext. 163
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Idie Benjamin Director of Professional Development Professional Development Ext. 108
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Elizabeth Rodano Professional Development Specialist Professional Development Ext. 219
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Dana Doyle Professional Development Coordinator Professional Development Ext. 113
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Sandra Arasim Infant/Toddler Specialist Professional Development Ext. 134
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Laura Cleare Quality Specialists/Family Provider Network Coordinator Professional Development Ext. 169
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Jennifer Sorby Infant/Toddler Regional Coordinator Professional Development Ext. 136
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Aniberca Rosario Bi-lingual Quality Improvement Specialist Professional Development Ext. 142
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Cynthia Miller Family Engagement Worker Professional Development Ext. 131
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Jenitza Marte Family Engagement Worker Professional Development Ext. 161
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Vacant Quality Specialist/Nurse  Professional Development  Ext. 159
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Yvette Homar  Babies Step Forward Teacher's Assistant  Professional Development  Ext. 153
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Juliana Leshi Administrative Assistant Professional Development  Ext. 111
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Dorothy Jenkins Director of Provider Services Provider Services Ext. 123
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Lindsay Tiernan Assistant Director of Provider Services Provider Services Ext. 115
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Alexandra Santana Bi-Lingual Registrar Provider Services Ext. 114
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Michele Sardullo Registrar Provider Services Ext. 112
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Evelyn Henriques Registrar Provider Services Ext. 137
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La Toya Carney-Ramsey Registrar Provider Services Ext. 118
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Elsa Sanchez Registrar Provider Services Ext. 164
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Mabelyn Portorreal Bi-Lingual Legally Exempt Enroller/Registrar Provider Services

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Jason Thomas Legally Exempt Enroller Provider Services Ext. 133
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Monica Soto Legally Exempt Enroller Provider Services Ext. 168
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Jamie Hamlin-Russell Provider Services Department Assistant Provider Services Ext. 110
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Sydney Jenkins CACFP Case Manager Provider Services Ext. 167
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Jury Martinez CACFP Case Manager Provider Services

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Janet Romano-Fernandez CACFP Bi-Lingual Case Manager Provider Services Ext. 203
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Noreen De Lacy CACFP Administrator Provider Services Ext. 110
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Nicole Masucci Director of Family & Employer Services Resource & Referral Department Ext. 139
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Chakula Corry Resource & Referral Database Administrator Resource & Referral Department

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Debbie Gonsalves Resource & Referral Coordinator  Resource & Referral Department Ext. 120
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Cathy Fernandez Resource & Referral Counselor Resource & Referral Department Ext. 122
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Arlene Leuzzi  Resource & Referral Asst. and Child Care Counselor  Resource & Referral Department Ext. 121
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Melanie Santana  Child Care Subsidy Specialist Resource & Referral Department Ext. 144
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Elissa Guzzardi Director of Health Care Consultant Services Health Care Consultant Services Ext. 154
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