Quality Improvement & Best Practices
The quality of care that children receive between birth and age 5 sets the stage for the rest of their lives. With that in mind, we want to help Westchester's child care professionals provide the very best care possible, and we do that in a variety of ways:
Technical Assistance and Quality Improvement Support
The Child Care Council provides a range of technical assistance services to current or prospective child care providers to help with a wide variety of topics. Learn more about Technical Assistance and Quality Improvement Support.
Beyond the basic regulations established by the New York State Office for Children and Family Services, accreditation by a national organization requires child care providers to meet a higher level of standards. The Child Care Council encourages all programs to pursue accreditation as one method of improving care.
The following organizations offer accreditation based on national quality standards:
A Degree in Early Childhood Education
Several colleges and universities in our area offer degrees in Early Childhood Education:
Directors Network Meetings
Share best practices with other Westchester child care program directors.
Westchester Early Childhood Directors Association Meetings:
School Age Directors Network (SADN):
The Network meets every third Tuesday of the month from 10:00 am -12 pm at the Child Care Council in Scarsdale. Call Hope O'Conell at (917) 617-0903 or Joanna Saporta at (914)238-3295 for details.
Attending a conference can be a great opportunity to learn from and network with peers from across the county, state or country.
New York State Conferences: