News Press Releases Updates - Child Care Council of Westchester
Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Board

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.

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Officers

  • PRESIDENT: Craig Ruoff
    Senior Director
    Cushman & Wakefield
  • VICE PRESIDENT: Korey Kross
    Managing Director
    Clarfeld Financial Advisors
  • TREASURER: Nicholas R. Pirrotta
    CFP, Financial Advisor Clarfeld Financial Advisors
  • SECRETARY: Joan Mockler
    Director of Communications and Racial Justice
    YWCA, Greenwich

Members

  • Stephanie Ashmeade, Director of Finance and Administration
    EScholar, LLC
  • Joyce Cadesca, Associate Vice President
    Morgan Stanley
  • L. Danielle Cylich, Senior Executive
    Epstein Becker Green
  • Sue D'Emic, Senior Vice President and Controller
    Time, Inc.
  • Bryan T. Fryer, CPA, Senior Manager
    Maier Markey & Justice, LLP
  • Lola Gazivoda, Vice President-Senior Relationship Manager
    M&T Bank
  • 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
    IBM Corporation

 

Published in Board
Tuesday, March 03, 2015

About Us

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

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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.

childcare aware logo early care learning council logo united way logo nonprofit westchester logo

Published in About
Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Careers in Child Care

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

Candidate Profiles


Post Job Listing

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

Job Openings


Submit Candidate Profiles

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.

Privacy Policy

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.

Published in Careers In Child Care
Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Member Directory

The Council would like to acknowledge the programs, providers and individuals listed below for supporting the Council by becoming members in 2017.

Center Members
Alcott School
external link icon Alcottschool.org
Dobbs Ferry
All Aboard, Inc
external link icon Allaboardchildcare.com
Valhalla
All Aboard on the Hudson
external link icon Allaboardchildcare.com
Ossining
Anna & Jacks Treehouse New Rochelle
A Kids World Preschool & Daycare LLC
external link icon Akidsworldpreschool.com
Mount Kisco
Bedford Discovery Early Childhood Center
external link icon bdecc.com
Bedford Hills
Bright Horizons Childrens Center, LLC at WEP Yonkers
Bronxville Montessori School
external link icon BronxvilleMontessori.com
Bronxville
Center for Montessori Education
external link icon cmteny.com
White Plains
Children of America Mohegan Lake, LLC
external link icon Childrenofamerica.com
Mohegan Lake
Children's Center at Purchase College, Inc., The
external link icon thechildrencenter.org
Purchase
Children's Garden Center at Jewish Community Center on the Hudson Tarrytown
Children's School for Early Development
external link icon arcwestchester.org
Hawthorne
Children's School for Early Development at Uriah Hill
external link icon arcwestchester.org
Peekskill
Childrenspace
external link icon childrenspacepreschool.com
Croton-on-Hudson
Collin Allen Child Development Center Mount Vernon
Creative Beginnings Children's Center, The
external link icon crebeg.com
Hartsdale
Days of Wonder Child Care Program
external link icon Daysofwonderchildcare.org
Dobbs Ferry
Early Learning Center at Field Home, The
external link icon fieldhome.com
Cortland Manor
Easter Seals Project Explore Valhalla
Eastridge Enrichment Center White Plains

Eliza Corwin Frost
elizacorwinfrost.org

Bronxville
Elizabeth Mascia Child Care Center
external link icon masciachildcare.org
Tarrytown
Enrichment Center of Yorktown, Inc.
external link icon teacherweb.com/NY/Yorktown
Yorktown Heights
Family Services of Westchester
external link icon fsw.org
White Plains
Greyston Family Inn Child Care Center
external link icon Greyston.com
Yonkers

Goddard School, The

Yorktown Heights
Good Shepherd Early Childhood Center
external link icon http://www.goodshepherdirvington.com/
Irvington
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
Happy Corner Day Care Center, Inc. Port Chester
Happy Tots Childcare
external link icon happytots.org
Cortlandt Manor
Hastings Nursery School, "The Co-op"
external link icon hastingsnurseryschool.com
Hastings on Hudson
Holy Name of Mary Montessori Croton-on-Hudson
Irvington Children's Center, Inc., The
external link icon Irvingtonchildrenscenter.org
Irvington
Jewish Community Center of Harrison
external link icon jcch.org
Harrison
John A. Coleman School White Plains
Kehillah School for Early Learning, The
external link icon kehillahschool.org
New Rochelle
Kids Allowed Corp Yonkers
Kids Care of Westchester, Inc. Yonkers
Lakeland Children's Center
external link icon Lakelandchildrens.com
Shrub Oak
Leake and Watts Services Yonkers
Lil' Sprouts Early Learning Center Peekskill
Lincoln Family Institute Inc. Eastchester
Little Angels Child Care Center
external link icon Lacccrye.org
Rye
Little Disciple Learning Center Inc., The
external link icon Littlediscipleswp.com
White Plains
Little Sparrows Nursery School
external link icon hillsidechurch.org
Armonk
Lois Bronz Children's Center White Plains
Mamaroneck Community Nursery School
external link icon Mcnschool.org
Mamaroneck
Mazel Tots
external link icon Sstte.org
Scarsdale
Montrose Child Care Center
external link icon Mcccny.org
Montrose
Mount Kisco Child Care Center Inc.
external link icon mkccc.org
Mount Kisco
New Rochelle Day Nursery, Inc., The
external link icon Newrochelledaynursery.org
New Rochelle
Oak Lane Child Care Center of Pleasantville, Inc.
external link icon www.oaklaneccc.org
Chappaqua
Ossining Children's Center, Inc. Ossining
Ossining Children's Center, Inc. Ossining
Peas and Karrots Ossining
Pelham Children's Center
external link icon pelhamchildrenscenter.org
Pelham
Purchase Children's Center, Inc.
external link icon Purchasechildrenscenter.com
Purchase
Queen's Daughter Daycare Center, Inc.
external link icon www.queensdaughtersdaycare.com
Yonkers
Scarborough Presbyterian Children's Center Scarborough
Sisters of St. John the Baptist DCC Purchase
St. Gregory the Great Early Childhood Center
external link icon stgregoryearlychildhood.com
Harrison
St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church
external link icon Stpaulsryebrook.com
Rye Brook
St. Peter’s Child Care Center, Inc. Yonkers
Temple Beth El of Northern Westchester (Beginning Years) Chappaqua
Temple Israel Nursery School
external link icon Templeisraelcenter.org
White Plains
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
Young Wonders
external link icon youngwonders.com
Briarcliff Manor
YWCA Child Care Center
external link icon ywcawhiteplains.org
White Plains

 

Individual Members
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
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
Mejia, Teresa   Tarrytown
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.
external link icon kidsarepeopleinc.com
Bronx
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.
external link icon kidsarepeopleinc.com
Mount Vernon
Sink, Paulette The Seed Day Care
external link icon theseeddaycare.com
Yorktown Heights
Sipos, Carrieann   Ossining
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.
external link icon kidsarepeopleinc.com
Yonkers
Wray, Tasha   Irvington

 

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.
external link icon starlightearlychildcare.com
New Rochelle
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
external link icon julieslittleschool.com
Cortlandt Manor
Fidelio, Caterina Caterina Fidelio Yonkers
Foster, Gloria A Rising Star Children's Center
external link iconArisingstarchildrenscenter.com
Cortlandt Manor
Frias, Lilliam Lyon Park Group Family Day Care, Inc. Port Chester
Gabriele, Francesca Frances Gabriele Yonkers
Galves, Cecilia Caterpillar Day Care Inc.
external link icon caterpillardaycare.com
Yonkers
Gilbert, Ramona A Journey By Faith Daycare
external link icon jbfaithdaycare.com
Ossining
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.
external link icon littlehousedcc.org
Rye
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
Ortiz, Enny M.   Sleepy Hollow
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
Rodrigues, Anna Maria Little Feet First, Inc. Mamaroneck
Rodriguez, Jessica The Caring Tree L.L.C
external link icon thecaringtreechildcare.com
Mount Vernon
Rojo, Ana   Mamaroneck
Romero, Elizabeth Elizabeth Romero Yonkers
Rosario, Aura Children's House
external link icon Mychildrenshouse.com
Hartsdale
Rosario, Wilma

Children Circle
external link icon Ourfamilydaycare.com

Hartsdale
Rothenberg, Diana The Children's Playhouse of Yonkers, Inc.
external link icon Thechildrensplayhouse.net
Yonkers
Rothenberg, Diana The Children's Playhouse of Yonkers (Park Hill)
external link icon Thechildrensplayhouse.net
Yonkers
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.
external link icon Earlyeinstein.com
Yonkers
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.
external link icon Kidsarepeopleinc.com
Scarsdale
Wyllie, Karina Koala Park 1
external link icon Koalaparkdaycare.com
Tuckahoe
Wyllie, Karina Koala Park 2
external link icon Koalaparkdaycare.com
Tuckahoe
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
Play Care
external link icon Playcarepreschool.com
Chappaqua
Temple Beth Shalom Nursery School
external link icon tbshastings.org
Hastings on Hudson

 

School Age Members
Armonk Children's Corner Inc at Coman Hill School
external link icon teacherweb.com/NY/Yorktown
Armonk
Berlow's Taekwondo Academy Inc. Briarcliff Manor
Caring Tree Child Care LLC, The Mount Vernon
Chappaqua Children’s Workshop, Inc.
external link icon ccwkids.org
Chappaqua
CLUSTER, Inc.
external link icon clusterinc.org
 
Country Children's Center
external link icon Countrychildrenscenter.org
Katonah
Julia Dyckman Andrus Memorial, Inc.
external link icon Andruscc.org
Yonkers
Kids S.P.A.C.E. of Rye, Inc.
external link icon Ryeymca.org
Rye
Keeps, Inc. Mamaroneck
Mother Connection of Cortlandt, Inc., The
external link icon MotherConnection.org
Cortlandt Manor
North Yonkers Preservation & Development Corp.
external link icon nepperhancc.com
Yonkers
Ossining Children's Center (3) Ossining
Pocantico Hills Central School District
external link icon pocanticohills.org
Sleepy Hollow
Woodlot Christian Preschool, LLC Tuckahoe
YMCA of Yonkers, Inc. Yonkers

 

Organizational Members
Liberty Resources Post Goshen
Nature of Things, The North Salem
Published in Directory
Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Membership

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.

2017 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
  • Free access to the Council's Children's Resource Corner
  • Early announcements of special programs and opportunities
  • Free Notary Public services
  • Complimentary Council 2017 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.

Published in Members
Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Get Involved

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. pdfSee the 2017 Public Policy Agenda.

Learn more about our advocacy work:

Published in Get Involved
Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Employers

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:

pdfUnfinished Business: Continued Investment in Child Care and Early Education is Critical to Business and America’s Future
pdfChild Care in State Economies: Key Findings – New York
pdfTalking Points: The Business Case for Investing in High Quality Child Care – New York

Published in Employers

All child care and after school providers should be approved by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services to administer medication.* In order to do so, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have and maintain current first aid and CPR certificates that cover the ages of the children in your care
  • Have an Office of Children and Family Services-approved Health Care Plan with a policy for the administration of medication, and have a Health Care Consultant of record who reviews and approves the Plan. Learn more about the Council’s Health Care Consultant services and get help with your plan.
  • Be listed in your program’s approved Health Care Plan as a medication administrant, and have your Health Care Consultant review and sign your plan, to approve you as an administrant
  • Have the signed Health Care Plan approved by your program’s licensor or registrant
  • Work in a program where the oriented license or registration states the program is approved to administer medication
  • Successfully complete the Office of Children and Family Services approved Medication Administration Training (MAT) Course offered through the Council

In 2016, the course is offered at the following dates and times:

Date:Time:Code:
Saturday, September 16, 2017 9:00am – 6pm 70916
Saturday, October 14, 2017 9:00am – 6pm 71007
Saturday, November 4, 2017 9:00am – 6pm 71111
Saturday, December 9, 2017 9:00am – 6pm

71209

Special TWO PART Weekday Opportunity - Must Attend Both Sessions

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

 

9:00am-1pm 71010


To read the registration and cancellation policy, and to register, you can:

pdfDownload the Medication Administration Training registration form

external link icon Go to online training registration

Questions? Contact Elissa Guzzardi, Director, Health Care Consultant Services, at (914) 761-3456x 154 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

* with the exception of over-the-counter topical ointments, sunscreen and topically applied insect repellant.

We want you to succeed in providing high quality child care, and in running your business. When you’ve got questions, we’re here to answer them and assist in any way we can. Reach out to us for help with best practices for providing child care, regulations, child behavior, curriculum, quality indicators, business administration practices, marketing, family engagement, children’s health, and more.

The Registration Department assists with the successful completion of the initial or renewal Family Day Care or School Age Child Care application for registration, and helps family child care providers and school age programs who are already registered with the Office of Children and Family Services improve regulatory compliance and promote quality regulated child care.

The Legally Exempt Department provides assistance to providers and parents receiving or applying for a child care subsidy, and to providers who want to complete the legally exempt enrollment application or need help setting up a program, operating a registered/licensed facility, maintaining business records, enhancing children’s activities, and joining the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Department helps Family Day Care and Group Family Day Care providers successfully plan nutritious meals and snacks, complete menus and attendance sheets, and remain in compliance with all aspects of CACFP.

The Health Services Department helps providers develop health care plans and medication procedures, and reviews and approves documents related to the program’s medication administration policy. See Health Services and Information.

For Registration, Legally Exempt or CACFP, contact Dorothy Jenkins at (914) 761-3456 x123 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For Health Services, contact Elissa Guzzardi at (914) 761-3456x 154 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Not sure who you need to speak to? Contact Idie Benjamin at (914) 761-3456 x108 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


When you are seeking comprehensive quality improvement that goes beyond the basics, we encourage you to take advantage of the in-depth, Intensive Technical Assistance available from the Council’s Professional Development Department.

These goal-oriented services will help you provide infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school age children with higher-quality care, through onsite observation and one-on-one support from a member of our trained and knowledgeable staff.

We work directly with child care center teachers and directors, and home providers and their staff, on every aspect of caring for children and running a child care or after school business. We will:

  • Help you decide how you would like to strengthen or enhance your program
  • Assist in planning and arranging environments, implementing a curriculum, introducing new activities, managing children’s behaviors, and more
  • Inform you of best practices for the care and teaching of infants, toddlers,  preschoolers and school age children
  • Coach and mentor you and your staff

Ready to get started? Contact Idie Benjamin at (914) 761-3456 x108 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Published in Technical Assistance
Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Health Care Consultant Services

For child care and after school providers who want assistance to create a useful, easy-to-follow Health Care Plan, and want to become approved by New York State Office of Children and Family Services to administer medication, the Child Care Council offers the services of a Health Care Consultant.

The Health Care Consultant Service includes at least one site visit, with follow-up consultation, and all of the following:

  1. Assistance in developing policies and procedures related to health and infection control regulations, including:
    • Child health policies and procedures
    • Staff health policies and procedures
    • Staff training
    • Daily health checks
    • Infection control policies and procedures
    • Emergency policies and procedures
    • Caring for mildly-ill children
    • Caring for children with special health care needs, like asthma, allergies requiring medications, seizure disorders, diabetes, etc.
    • Medication administration policies and procedures, including required permission, instructions, safe administration, documentation, storage disposal, etc.
  2. Resource material that will help you comply with your policies and procedures
  3. Updates regarding any changes that may impact your Plan, including regulations, forms, immunization schedules, etc.
  4. Updates to your plan as needed, like adding or removing authorized staff to administer medication. Copies of your updated Plan will be provided to your licensor/registrar for final approval.
  5. Ongoing technical assistance as needed

The fees for Health Care Consultant Services are as follows:

Price for Council Members Price for Non-Members
Family Child Care Provider $100   Family Child Care Provider $125
Group Family Child Care Provider $130   Group Family Child Care Provider $165
Child Care Center $220   Child Care Center $270
School Age Program $220   School Age Program $270

$25 discount for each additional site

Optional package:
For an additional $25, you will receive a well-organized binder that contains your Health Care Plan, featuring tabs that separate each topic area and include specific policies, procedures and resource and reference material, as well as a certificate for two hours of training which covers four different topic areas.

To get started with the Health Care Consultant, print and fill out the two following forms, and return to Elissa Guzzardi.
By fax: (914) 886-0281
By email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
By mail: 313 Central Park Avenue, Scarsdale, NY 10583

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Contact Us

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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