News Press Releases Updates - Child Care Council of Westchester

Openings for Babies Step Forward Available Throughout Westchester

Infants and toddlers from low income working families in Westchester have new opportunities to participate in Early Head Start child care programs thanks to a federal grant designed to improve early childhood development. Babies Step Forward openings – for children ages 6 weeks to 2 years, 9 months, including those with special needs – are available at child care centers and group family care providers countywide. Parents must be working and either receiving, or eligible to receive, a child care subsidy through Westchester County.
Babies Step Forward offers responsive, relationship-based care and developmentally-appropriate curriculum. Participating families also receive additional benefits, including access to a disability specialist, social worker and nurse, free diapers and wipes, and other ongoing support.
Full day care is available at the following child care centers; parents should contact the centers directly if interested:

Greyston Learning Center, 68 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers NY 10701
(914) 376-7200

Tot’s Place, 8 Bent Avenue, Port Chester NY 10573
(914) 939-1617

Mt. Kisco Child Care Center, 95 Radio Circle, Mt. Kisco NY 10549
(914) 241-2135

Lanza Learning Center, 150 Woodworth Avenue, Yonkers NY 10701
(914) 378-1473

Group family child care for days, nights and weekends is also available through Babies Step Forward, in the following locations: Elmsford, Mt. Vernon, New Rochelle, Ossining, Peekskill, Port Chester, White Plains and Yonkers. For more information about these options, contact Laura Cleare at the Child Care Council of Westchester: (914) 761-3456 x169 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Published in News
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Parent Education

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.

pdfUpcoming Trainings

pdfParent Support Groups

pdfWebinars – Learn Online!

pdfCouncil Workshops Available for Parent Groups

Parent Connections Newsletter
Several times a year the Child Care Council publishes an e-newsletter for parents, containing news, advice and upcoming events.

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See past issues of Parent Connections

Community Resources
The Council collaborates with a wide variety of local organizations that offer education and support services for parents and families.

pdfCommunity partners offering parent education

County, state and national resources for parents and educators

Born Learning
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.

Learn more about the importance of “Born Learning”

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:

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pdfLearn the basics about Seasonal Influenza (aka “The Flu”)

Knowing basic CPR and First Aid can be a lifesaver. Find a class near you:

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Child Care Council Trainings

Published in Parent Education

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

pdfSee the 2015 Fall Professional Development Calendar

Published in News
Tuesday, June 16, 2015

2015 Awards Breakfast

Published in Gallery
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Spring 2015 Newsletter

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!
Published in News

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.

Published in News

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.

Published in News

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

Take Action Now

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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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