News Press Releases Updates - Child Care Council of Westchester

CURRENT REALITY:

One of the most expensive places for child care in the U.S., Westchester center-based infant care averages over $20,000 annually. At every income level Westchester parents struggle to pay for care, sometimes sacrificing more stable and educational child care arrangements to lower costs. Both parents and employers acknowledge that common child care issues negatively impact workers’ attendance, punctuality and productivity. Child care businesses also struggle with flat reimbursement rates and rising costs; this situation will only worsen with the new minimum wage. State-funded PreK has drawn both 4 year old children and teachers away from Westchester’s child care sector.

OUR VISION:

All parents have access to affordable, quality early care and education options that enable them to work and advance in their careers and launch their children for success in school and life, so that Westchester has a skilled and productive workforce today and tomorrow.

WHAT WE SUPPORT:

More investment from every level of government so that:

  • No family under 150% of state median income pays more than 7% of their income on child care
  • The number of children eligible for subsidy doubles and families pay a fair share on a sliding scale
  • Funding is available for high-quality preschool programs for low and moderate income children as well as a higher matching rate for infants and toddlers
  • Workforce compensation and training improve so educators achieve parity with elementary school teachers with similar credentials and experience
  • The Council’s child care subsidy specialist position to help parents successfully apply is funded
  • OCFS increases the NYS Market Rates by reinstating the 75% percentile
  • All Westchester contracted programs are reimbursed at OCFS Market Rates
  • Child care tax credits are expanded to help more moderate income families lower child care costs
  • QUALITYstarsNY is fully implemented to help parents find the best child care options for their families
  • PreK funding outside NYC is increased

More private investment of funds and talent from individuals, businesses and foundations so that:

  • The Council awards at least 50 child care scholarships annually to working parents over-income for the subsidy
  • Innovative business models are implemented that enable community-based programs to provide high-quality care to infants and toddlers
  • New shared services models are developed that increase options for parents, lower child care costs and increase quality

More coordinated planning and integration of programs, funding streams and regulations so that:

  • Increases in one do not negatively impact the other
  • Options reflect the real needs of parents including those working full-time and/or non-traditional hours
  • All staff are reasonably compensated and have pathways for career growth
  • Child care businesses have opportunities to negotiate fair contracts
  • Child care programs operate as part of a larger system that includes PreK as well as public, religious and charter schools
Published in Public Policy Agenda

The Child Care Council of Westchester recently completed two separate surveys, of Westchester parents and Westchester employers, which together paint a clear picture of the child care-related challenges facing our county.

Respondents:
526 families: geographically and economically diverse
41 employers: for- and non-profit

Of the Westchester employers who responded to our survey, 75% find that child care issues result in absenteeism or productivity loss among employees. Even so, 98% of employers report that child care issues are handled on a case-by-case or ad-hoc basis, rather than in a more formal way.

Westchester’s working parents agree that child care issue affect their work: 50% of parents surveyed report that child care has impacted their job in the past year, causing them to:

Call in - 55%
Leave early - 50%
Arrive late - 41%
Feel distracted at work - 35%
Cut back working hours - 20%

34 parents say they quit or lost their job in the last year, due to child care issues that include:
• lack of child care
• unreliability
• inability to pay for child care
• worry about quality of care or safety

The bottom line: Both employers and employees recognize that lack of quality, affordable, reliable child care negatively affects the workplace, yet employers offer few parent-friendly benefits other than mandated maternity leave, despite their general belief that doing so would be positive for their organizations and their employees.

The Child Care Council can help! Our professional staff work with employers and directly with parents to provide resource and referral information related to finding, evaluating and paying for child care.

pdfRead more on the Council's Parent Child Care Survey.

pdfRead more on the Employer’s Report.

Government Funding

Once again, child care is in the news - at every level of government.

Westchester County

County Executive Rob Astorino’s proposed 2017 budget maintained the child care subsidy specialist position at the Council and child care subsidy funding at 2016 budgeted levels. Actual subsidy spending in 2016 however, was expected to go $4 million over budget. The Council worked hard to increase subsidy dollars, publicizing and testifying at the budget hearings and launching an electronic letter-writing campaign. Thanks to the efforts of many in the child care and after school community, as well as Council staff and board members, the Westchester County Board of Legislators added $1 million to the subsidy program in a budget that was ultimately agreed to by the County Executive.

This was a solid outcome in what was the toughest budget year in recent memory – the 7th budget proposed with no tax increase. But additional child care funding is essential, not only to accommodate actual demand by working parents, but to cover an increase in the reimbursement rate for programs and providers coping with ever higher operating expenses, including a minimum wage hike.

New York State

For the second year in a row, advocates called for a significant increase in child care funding only to lose out in the final budget. Last year, the Governor proposed an add of only $10 million. This year, he proposed level funding, but used a transfer of $27 million out of Title XX to achieve it; that move was ultimately rejected and Title XX was restored. Despite strong efforts in the Assembly to find $27 million for child care, only $20 million was approved, leaving a $7 million hole. Advocates including the Council had called for $100 million of new child care funding for the implementation of new federal requirements that improve safety and quality, and to expand access. Currently, only 17% of NYS children eligible receive a child care subsidy. The $7 million cut could eliminate 900 more children from the program.

The call for $150 million of new PreK funding for areas outside NYC fell short as well. The new budget includes $5 million for 3 and 4 year old children in high-need districts, with priority for those that do not yet have any PreK programs. $11 million that was allocated last year for PreK for 3 year olds but not spent was re-appropriated.

The final budget amended the NYS Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit to increase the amount received by families with incomes between $50,000 and $100,000 with children in qualifying child care. Families with three or more children in care could receive even a more substantial credit.

Advantage After School was cut by $2.5 million. The new Empire State After School Program was funded with $35 million; this funding will be available to school districts in municipalities participating in the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative or those in counties or school districts with a child poverty rate above 30% or with 5,000 to 20,000 children living in poverty.

Home visiting did not fare well with flat funding for Healthy Families New York and a cut of $75,000 for the Nurse-Family Partnership home visitation program.

There was a major victory for youth however, as the final budget included legislation to “raise the age” of juvenile jurisdiction from 16 to 18 years over a two year period. New York had been one of only two states (North Carolina the other) to treat 16 year olds as adults. $110 million of capital funding was approved for new and existing buildings.

For more detail on the Final Budget, see the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy’s Last Look at the NYS 2017-2018 Final Budget.

pdfView the Schuyler Center Last Look

The Council will continue to fight for a serious child care investment in the state budget. To see our Community View published by lohud.com on April 7, 2017, pdfclick here

pdfView the full Winning Beginning NY Executive Agenda 17-18

United States

The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) is the major federal program for child care assistance so low-income families can work or obtain education and training to improve their economic self-sufficiency. CCDBG was reauthorized in 2014 with overwhelming bi-partisan support and an acknowledgement that new funding was necessary to actually meet the goals of the CCDBG Act, with its new emphasis on child care quality and family-friendly eligibility policies.

President Obama tried to significantly increase investments in child care and early education; he proposed increases to child care, Head Start, Early Head Start and Preschool Development Grants as well as an expansion of the Child and Development Tax Credit. However, after failing to pass a budget for months last year, a bi-partisan agreement in the fall included modest increases to several critical child care/early learning programs.

Despite public comments in support of child care, President Trump’s proposed budget for RY 2018 would reduce or eliminate critical funding:

  • Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) would be cut by $95 million. Only 1 out of every 6 eligible children is currently receiving a child care subsidy; the budget does nothing to assist these children and their working parents.
  • Head Start and Early Head Start would be reduced by $85 million. Head Start serves less than half of the eligible preschoolers and Early Head Start not even 5% of eligible infants and toddlers.
  • Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) would be eliminated altogether. This program provides campus-based child care services for low-income parents and was funded at $15 million in FY 2017.
  • Preschool Development Grants would also be eliminated. Funded at $250 million in FY 2017, this program has supported new and expanded preschool programs in Port Chester and Yonkers.
  • 21st Century Committee Learning Centers would also drop entirely from the budget, threatening the continuation of before and after school and summer enrichment programs across the country. This program was funded at $1.19 billion in FY 2017.
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) would be reduced by 10% or $1.6 billion. TANF funds are often used by states for child care.

pdfView the National Women's Law Center Fact Sheet on the Trump Budget

There is support for more federal child care funding. In September, Senator Patty Murray and Representative Bobby Scott introduced the Child Care for Working Families Act, which would provide more financial assistance for families, offer states incentives to improve quality, increase workforce training and compensation, expand options for children with disabilities and help Head Start meet the need for full-year, full-day programming. Both the Senate and House bills have strong, though partisan-support and are in committee.

pdfView the Child Care for Working Families Act Summary

Children’s participation in subsidized child care is dropping. The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) estimates that the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) must be increased by $1.4 billion to implement the new federal regulations without further reducing the number of children served. To see how we have lost children that need child care services, read the CLASP report:

pdfView the 1.4 billion needed for CCDBG

Parents and the High Cost of Child Care: 2016 issued by Child Care Aware of America, Inc., the Council’s national association, documents that child care expense often exceeds housing costs. All over the U.S. parents are struggling to pay for child care. Unaffordable child care also negatively impacts the business community.

pdfView the Parents and the High Cost of Child Care 2016 Report

 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Concerns and Compliance

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.

Published in Concerns
Monday, March 16, 2015

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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.

Published in News
Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Community Resources

There are many wonderful resources available for families and child care providers in the Westchester Community.

Local Resources:

  • external link icon Westchester County Website
    Offices, programs, services and calendars of events offered by Westchester County government.
  • external link icon 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.
  • external link icon 211
    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.
  • external link icon The New York State myBenefits site
    Connects families to public benefit programs that can improve families' overall economic situation and free resources that can be used for child care. The link has a pre-screening tool to see what health and human services programs families may be eligible for.
  • external link icon Westchester Library System
    Provides information about the county's public libraries. Site also offers online book catalogs, research links, homework help and library news.
  • external link icon Early Intervention Program
    Services for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families.
  • external link icon Family Ties
    Provides support and services to families of children with social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties.
  • external link icon Need Food?
    Food Bank for Westchester provides a list of food pantries, soup kitchens, and other resources for food for hungry people.
  • external link icon 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.

Parent Resources:

  • external link icon American Academy of Pediatrics
    A comprehensive website that includes health tips, articles on current research, advocacy information, activities and much more.
  • external link icon NYS Parent Guide 
    A parent's guide to building a nurtuting, healthy relationship with your child.
  • external link icon text4baby
    Free text messaging services for pregnant women and new moms. Sent three times a week, texts include information on having a healthy pregnancy and baby.
  • external link icon A Driver's Manual for NEW Dads
    A parent's guide for dads.
  • external link icon Daily Vroom Phone App
    An app that helps busy parents make the most of the time they have. Turn fun, everyday moments into brain building moments. Vroom turns shared moments into brain building moments. Whether it's mealtime, bath time, or anytime in between, there are always ways to nuture our children's growth.  
  • external link icon 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
    The goal of Born Learning is to inspire everyone who impacts young children to make the best possible decision to boost school readiness. Born Learning provides the tools to make long-lasting community change.
  • external link icon Child Care Aware
    Helps parents find information on locating child care in their community.
  • external link icon Children at Risk
    Consequences for School Readiness and Beyond
  • external link icon 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.
  • external link icon Consumer Product Safety Commission
    Provides lists of the latest product recalls.
  • external link icon 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.
  • external link icon Families and Work Institute
    Information on work-life issues and concerns confronting workers and employers.
  • external link icon 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.
  • external link icon Lead Awareness Program
    Information on how to protect your child from lead poisoning.
  • external link icon National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) (now Child Care Aware of America)
    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.
  • external link icon 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 external link icon 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.
  • external link icon Zero to Three
    Zero to Three is a national organization that provides child development information for parents and professional regarding infants and toddlers.

Professional Resources:

  • external link icon 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.
  • pdfChild 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
  • external link icon 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.
  • external link icon 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.
  • external link icon 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.
  • external link icon 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.
  • external link icon 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 external link icon SUNY Videoconferencing training sessions to family and group family providers at their Valhalla office, 26 Legion Drive, Valhalla, NY.
  • external link icon 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.
  • external link icon 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:

  • external link icon 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.
  • external link icon 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.
  • external link icon 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.
  • external link icon School Age Notes
    School Age Notes supplies a wide range of proven and practical tools and publishes a monthly newsletter for school age professionals.
  • external link icon 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)
    The School-Age Director's Network lends its support to after school directors. The Network meets every third Tuesday of the month from 10:00 am -12 pm at the Child Care Council in Scarsdale. Contact Kim DeSalvo or Brent Morton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Published in Community Resources
Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Visit Us

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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By Bus:

The #20 bus travels north and south along Central Park Avenue.

Driving Directions:

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.

684 South
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.

Published in Directions
Tuesday, March 03, 2015

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Kathleen & Robert Steves
Evelyn M. Stock
Marianna Stout
Lynn Straus
Stephen T. Swayne
Dara Tippitt
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Stephany Valentine
Robert P. Weisz
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Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Donate

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.

Online donations:
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Make a Donation

By mail:
Please make your check payable to "Child Care Council of Westchester, Inc." and send to:

Dana Lawless
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

To learn more, contact Dana Lawless, Director of Development, at (914) 761-3456 x127 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Child Care Council of Westchester, Inc.

313 Central Park Avenue
Scarsdale, New York 10583

Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

Phone: (914) 761-3456
Toll-Free: 1 (844) 387-7525

Fax: (914) 761-1957

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