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Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Fall Infant Toddler Conference 2017

InfantJoin us Friday, November 17, for our Westchester Infant Toddler Conference. This year's subject will be "Celebrating Infants and Toddlers With Respect".

3.5 Training hours include a keynote presentation "It's You and Me Baby: How Relationships Impact Infants, Toddlers, and Caregivers", five break-out sessions from which to choose, resources and materials, and continental breakfast.

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Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Westchester School Age Conference 2017

CaptureJoin us Saturday, October 21 for our Westchester School Age Conference. This year's subject will be "Full STE(A)M Ahead: Bringing STE(A)M To School Age Programs" for new and experienced staff and directors in School Age Programs.

4 Training hours include a keynote presentation "Teaching Kids to Think!" by Rob Kissner of The Digital Arts Experience, two break-out sessions, and continental breakfast.

 

When: Saturday, October 21, 8:30am to 1:05pm.
Where: Peas & Karrots, 16 Elizabeth Street, Ossining NY 10562
Cost: $40 CCCW Members, $55 Non-members
Registration Deadline: October 17, 2017

 

Click Here for the Conference Brochure

 

Click Here to Register Online

 

 

 

 

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

New Board Members 2017

Welcome, New Board Members

The Child Care Council of Westchester is proud to announce the addition of five professionals to our Board of Directors.

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Stephanie Ebanks Ashmeade of Stamford, CT is the Director of Finance and Administration at eScholar LLC in White Plains, where she is responsible for the financial operations and all functions of the human resource department. eScholar is the United States’ leading innovator in education data solutions that support personalized education to over 20 million students across the country. Prior to joining eScholar, Stephanie worked at Nine West Footwear and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She earned her MBA from the University of Connecticut and her Bachelor of Science from Atlantic Union College. She has been committed to the advancement of children since she was a child herself, starting as a peer tutor and continuing to mentor through the years. Stephanie is very active in her church and with youth organizations such as Pathfinders, Adventurers and Girl Scouts.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

#GivingTuesday Progress Report 2017

Giving Tuesday Progress Report 2017

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Congrats CDA Graduates!

CDA Grads 2017

We congratulate the 28 dedicated and determined child care providers who graduated from our 7-month, 120-hour Child Development Associate (CDA) course in June, taught by CDA instructor Cecilia Scott-Croff. They are now eligible to receive the CDA credential from the Council for Professional Recognition.

This credential, which satisfies New York State licensing requirements, is a training standard for national organizations including the National Association of Family Child Care and the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and a key stepping stone in the path of career advancement for child care providers.

Our CDA course graduates are now better equipped to nurture the emotional, physical, intellectual, and social development of the children in their care, who are the real beneficiaries of this effort.

This professional development opportunity is funded by the Westchester County Department of Social Services Office of Workforce Investment. Our thanks to Donnovan Beckford and OJ Yizar for their support.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Advocacy Victory

ADVOCACY VICTORY! The "Thriving Families Resolution" unanimously passed the Board of Legislators last night. We hope you will click below and read the entire resolution, but the key is that the Families Task Force will be developing strategies and programs to ensure more of Westchester's families have access to the high quality housing, child care/after school care, employment and job training, schools and home supports, transportation, and medical and mental health services in our county.

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Thursday, June 08, 2017

Podcasts

Have a listen. We hope you enjoy our podcast.

 

Seg 1: Craig Ruoff
Seg 2: Jeff Samuelson
Seg 3: Amy Paulin
Seg 4: Kathy Halas
Seg 5: Wendy Armstrong


Seg 1: Jennifer Canter
Seg 2: Ronnie Weinberger
Seg 3: Henry Wilson
Seg 4: Jeff Samuelson
Seg 5: Rob Kissner
Seg 6: Craig Ruoff
Last Seg: Tara Rosenblum


Seg 1: Craig Ruoff, Cushman Wakefield
Seg 2: Stuart Levine
Seg 3: Hillary Millan
Seg 4: Kathy Halas, Executive Director
Seg 5: Dana Lawless
Seg 6: Frank Williams

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Tuesday, June 06, 2017

2017 Awards Breakfast

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Awards Breakfast Success!

Champions and Joey Winners Honored at Record-Breaking Awards Breakfast Event with Over 100,000 Raised
 
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2017 Champions for Children (from left to right): Jennifer Canter MD MPH FAAP, Child Abuse Pediatrician; Superintendent Raymond Sanchez, representing the Ossining Union Free School District; Cecilia McKenney, Executive Vice President of Consumer Sales and Marketing at Frontier Communications.
 
We welcomed nearly 300 guests at our Annual Awards Breakfast on Friday, May 19th, presented by teleNetwork and dixon schwabl.
 
In addition to hearing about the inspiring accomplishments of our Champions for Children and Joey Award winners, highlights included entertainment from magician David Ferst aka "MagicDave", our first-ever online silent auction, a visit from County Executive Rob Astorino, and a live broadcast by Westchester Talk Radio, which will be available soon!
 
A tremendous thank you to all of the attendees, sponsors, award winners and supporters who helped make the event so special - for recognizing the importance of creating a better future for Westchester's children through quality early care and education. 
 
View and tag yourself in photos from the event on the Council's Facebook page
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Because children only benefit from quality early learning programs, the Child Care Council strives to recognize and support examples of quality experiences.   This year, the Council is awarding four Cate Riley Innovation for Quality Prizes, three to Westchester programs and a fourth to a child care resource and referral agency in Syracuse.  Funding comes from the Cathryn Riley Leadership Fund established years ago at the Council for a respected and beloved Council staff person who died in a tragic accident.   The selections were made by a committee comprised of Lottie Harris, former Council executive director, Dr. Pat Amanna of the Child Care Center at Purchase College and Mary Lou Sgro, Westchester Community College faculty member and current president of WAEYC, and Kathy Halas, Executive Director of the Council.

Westchester awards:

  • It Takes a Village to Educate a Child, Sonia-Marshall Brown, Executive Director, for “Cooperative Play Skills with Lego Robotics” an afterschool program for children with special needs and typically developing children together, that teaches social and leadership skills embedded in a Legos Robotics class.
  • Little House Day Care, Elizabeth Knowles, Owner/Director, for “The Fundamentals of Play”, a new support community for family and group family programs through hands-on trainings and forums.
  • Little Angels Child Development, Angela Bayer-Perseeco, Owner/Director for “From Seeds to Sharing”, a community garden project where the children will create a vegetable garden from scratch and donate their produce to the Sharing Community, so that they learn about both gardening and giving.  

Statewide award:

  • Child Care Solutions, Inc., Lori Schakow, Executive Director, for ”Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read and Sing”, to improve the kindergarten readiness of children enrolled in legally-exempt care in Onondaga County, part of a county-wide initiative of the Early Childhood Alliance.

All of the recipients will be sharing the results of their projects so that the Council can share with the Westchester early care and education community.    

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Scarsdale, New York 10583

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Child Care Specialists extended hours are available on Tuesdays until 7pm to help you make an informed decision about child care.

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