We know that quality child care is far from your only challenge or responsibility. The Child Care Council is here to help connect Westchester parents with whatever education, support and resources you need.
Parent Trainings, Workshops and Support Groups
Learn about a wide range of topics related to raising children through free or low-cost training, and benefit from support sessions offered in your area.
Parent Connections Newsletter
Several times a year the Child Care Council publishes an e-newsletter for parents, containing news, advice and upcoming events.
The Council collaborates with a wide variety of local organizations that offer education and support services for parents and families.
The Child Care Council of Westchester and United Way of Westchester and Putnam promote Born Learning, a public engagement campaign dedicated to helping parents and caregivers create early, fun learning opportunities for young children to ensure school readiness and continued success throughout their lives.
Health and Safety
When it comes to keeping your child well, there’s a lot to keep up with. So, we’ve assembled a few basics here.
From toys to car seats to beds, numerous items made for children are recalled each month for safety reasons. Check this link regularly:
Knowing basic CPR and First Aid can be a lifesaver. Find a class near you:
Your "Core Body of Knowledge" begins with training at the Child Care Council of Westchester!
The Council's new Fall Training Calendar offers a variety of trainings for early care and education professionals. We can help you expand your skills, improve the quality of care you provide to children, and meet NYS licensing requirements.
Check out a sneak peek of topic areas in store this fall:
- Core Body of Knowledge: New York State's Core Competencies for Early Childhood Educators (for Directors)
- We Are All in This Together: Professionalism in Early Care & Education
- Building Social-Emotional & Positive Behavioral Skills in Early Childhood Settings
- The 3 “R’s” of Infant Toddler Learning
- Meeting Preschool Learning Standards Through Creative Art Experiences
Click the link below to view the Council's Spring 2015 Newsletter.
Included in this issue:
- Early Opportunity Fund
- Spanish Quality Improvement Program Fosters Collaboration
- Children's Legislative Breakfast Recap
- and more!
The Council’s new Summer Training Calendar offers a variety of trainings for early care and education professionals. We can help you expand your skills, improve the quality of care you provide to children, and meet NYS licensing requirements.
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.
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.
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: 6/13/18
Position Desired: Program Director
Schedule: Full Time
Town I live in: Pleasantville, NY
Highest Degree Obtained: Post Graduate Degree
Area of Concentration in College Work: Early Childhood Education
Description of Current or Most Recent Position: I am currently a Director of a Childcare Center. I just recently received my Masters Degree from Manhattanvill College. I have over seven years of expereince working in Early Childhood classrooms and Administrative Postitions.
Dates of Employment in Your Previous Job: August 2013 - June 2018
Describe Your Previous Position: Center Director for a large Childcare Center in Peekskill, NY.
Dates of Employment in Your Previous Job: Still currently employed until the last day of June. Seeking full time employment for the summer/fall.
More About Me: I am currently a Director of a large Childcare Center in Peekskill, NY and I also have years of expereince in the classroom. I know what it's like to be a teacher as well as how to manage the responsibilities of Director/Manager. I have expereicne with interviewing, hiring, training, marketing, coordinating curriculum, as well as following up with inquiries and giving tours to prospective clients. I have a passion for Early Childhood and just recently graduated with my Masters Degree from Manhattanville College. I am dedicated, flexible, passionate, and i adapt well to new environments, and have the ability to develop relationships with my colleagues. I am very dedicated and I put my heart and soul into everything i do. If my child care center wasn't closing down I planned to stay there for a long time. Your consideration would be greatly appreciated and you will not regret considering me for any position in this field.
Availability: July 9th, 2018
Date Received: 6/11/18
Position Desired: Educational Director
Schedule: Full Time
Town I live in: Hartsdale, NY
Highest Degree Obtained: 4 Year College Degree. While in college I studies early child education for 2 years and switched majors to english. I graduated college with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a central focus in literature.
Description of Current or Most Recent Position: My current job is a head teacher in a prominent child education center. My responsibilities include, but are not limited to, runing a classroom, adhereing to state safety regulations, providing detailed reports to both parents and school district, providing basic caregiving activities, provide support to parents while keeping them educated on the development of their child, work with administration to ensure the classroom is run to the higher standards and to keep educated with annual trainings.
Dates of Employment in Your Previous Job: January 2011-Present
Describe Your Previous Position: Prior to working in a child care center I was a bartender/bar manager and provided clerical services for a Real Estate lawyer.
Dates of Employment in Your Previous Job: July 2008 - January 2011
More About Me: I am a responsible and dedicated employee looking to further my career.
Availability: Within weeks of being offered a position