Parents

We know that when it comes to child care, you have many different options, and a lot of variables to consider. It can be a bit overwhelming! The Child Care Council of Westchester is here to serve you with a variety of FREE services for families with young children, including children with special needs.

Parents, we're here to help you:

  • Understand what quality child care is
  • Find and evaluate child care programs
  • Explore financial resources, like scholarships, public subsidies and tax benefits
  • File a complaint about a child care program

Learn About the Different Types of Child Care

We recommend all parents choose a child care program that is regulated by the New York State Office for Children and Family Services (OCFS). These regulations cover basic health and safety issues, limit the number of children each adult cares for, define the required training hours and topics that providers must take, and ensure periodic inspections and monitoring. Learn more about the types of regulated and non-regulated care.

Types of Care


Find Child Care

We offer many different ways for you to search for child care providers in Westchester County.

Find Care


How to Choose the Best Child Care For Your Family

With so many options for child care available in Westchester, it can be difficult to sort through your options. The Council's guidelines and checklists can help.

How to Choose Care


Paying for Child Care

We want to make sure you understand what your child care dollars cover, and that you're aware of what financial resources might be available to help cover the cost of care.

Paying for Child Care


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 Education

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

Email us

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