Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Help Westchester's Working Parents Get to Work

Westchester Needs Child Care


We are so very grateful to County Executive Latimer and his team for including the Westchester Works Child Care Scholarship Program in the proposed budget for 2023. Over 450 children have been approved to date for these scholarships, which averaged just under $700 per month per child.

Westchester County has really stepped up for working families with its funding for child care.

For 2023, we are also asking that the parent share be reduced from 10% (of income over Federal Poverty Level) to 1% and that new strategies be put in place to ensure that children experiencing homelessness are referred for child care, Head Start and Early Head Start.

Wheter you are a parent, grandparent, child care/after school professional, advocate or someone who wants to see all of Westchester's children get off to a great start, here's what you can do:

Join me at the Board of Legislators Public Budget Hearings:

  • Nov. 16th, 7pm, Ossie Davis Theater, New Rochelle Public Library, 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle, NY 10801
  • Nov. 30th, 7pm, Chappaqua Performing Arts Center, 480 N. Bedford Road, Chappaqua, NY 10514
  • Dec. 7th, 7pm, Board of Legislators, 148 Martine Avenue, 8th Floor, White Plains, NY 10601

You can sign up to speak (up to 3 minutes) about why child care funding is needed, while thanking both the County Executive and the Board of Legislators for their tremendous support for child care. Or you can simply attend and support others speaking on child care.

Watch for our next email which will also contain an electronic letter supporting child care which will go to the County Executive, Deputy County Executive and your County legislator. Stay tuned!


Kathy Halas, Executive Director


Contact Us

Child Care Council of Westchester, Inc.

313 Central Park Avenue
Scarsdale, New York 10583

Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Child Care Specialists extended hours are available on Tuesdays until 7pm to help you make an informed decision about child care.

Phone: (914) 761-3456
Toll-Free: 1 (844) 387-7525

Fax: (914) 761-1957

Email us

handicap icon    se habla espanol