41913642 1914771725233209 7288130429784162304 oIs it a coincidence that it's our 50th anniversary and City and State NY has named our Executive Director Kathy Halas as one of the Westchester Power 50? Probably, but no matter... we couldn't agree more with their assessment!

"Kathy Halas is on the front lines in the fight for affordable child care. Since 2003, Halas has been the executive director of the Child Care Council of Westchester, a resource and referral agency helping parents find safe and suitable child care. That extends to after-school care, with the organization supporting 750 providers and programs for kids up to age 12. When county programs are threatened, Halas heads straight for the county board, appealing to legislators and getting results for Westchester families."

CaptureBCW President/CEO Dr. Marsha Gordon, Clarfeld Financial Advisors, Marian Wright Edelman and Peter Edelman to be recognized on October 18th event in Elmsford, NY

Scarsdale, NY (September 2018) - The Child Care Council of Westchester (CCCW) will celebrate its 50th year by honoring individuals/organizations that exemplify its mission and vision: "Business Visionary" Dr. Marsha Gordon, President and CEO of the Business Council of Westchester; "Give Local Leader" Clarfeld Financial Advisors; and "Child Advocacy Pioneers" Peter Edelman, professor at Georgetown University Law Center, and Marian Wright Edelman, founder of the Children's Defense Fund. They will be recognized at a cocktail party from 7:00 to 10:00 pm on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at Captain Lawrence Brewing Company in Elmsford, NY. Tickets are available online at www.childcarewestchester.org.

"We chose this esteemed group of honorees because they represent the breadth and depth of work being done across our county, state, and nation to improve opportunities for children," said Child Care Council Executive Director Kathy Halas. "While our organization focuses on access to quality early child care and education, our mission is inexorably intertwined with many others. We must help families rise out of poverty for good, increase access to physical and mental health services, help businesses create jobs, fight for working mothers, and so much more. And we must support the other nonprofits that are making these things happen. That's what our honorees have spent their lives and their careers doing."

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In celebration of our 50th year, we are so pleased to honor:

Business Visionary - Dr. Marsha Gordon, CEO of the Business Council of Westchester

Give Local Leader - Clarfeld Financial Advisors

Child Advocacy Pioneers - Peter Edelman & Marian Wright Edelman

 

Please join us at Captain Lawrence Brewing Company on October 18th, 2018

Details and RSVP

As Westchester's #1 resource for child care, we can be most helpful to parents when they call and speak to one of our specialists directly. So, our Resource and Referral Department is staying open late every Tuesday, until 7pm. Just call (914) 761-3456 x 140 to reach an expert counselor.

We're also pleased to offer parents even more detailed information about what matters to them most. For instance, we can now tell you about local child care programs that have earned the "Asthma Friendly" Endorsement from the American Lung Association, and are especially ready to serve children with asthma... and programs which have earned the "Breast Feeding Friendly" certificate from the NYS Department of Health. And, for those families thinking about using in-home care, our new "Ultimate Nanny Guide," has everything you need to know to make sure your child is safe, loved and learning. To get your copy, reach out to Nicole Masucci at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (914) 761-3456 x 140.

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AAB CollageNearly 300 guests enjoyed our Annual Awards Breakfast on Friday, May 18th at the Westchester Marriott. Emceed by Tara Rosenblum of News 12 Westchester, the event honored Champions for Children Senator Shelley Mayer, Neighbors Link and Open Door Family Medical Centers and Joey Award Winners Kim DeSalvo of Ardsley Children's Center, Vicki Forbes of WJCS Building Better Beginnings Program, Madeline Freed of All Aboard Childcare and Elizabeth Knowles of Little House Day Care.

Highlights included youthful guest emcees Talia Ruoff and Kingston Simister, remarks from County Executive George Latimer and Board of Legislators Chair Ben Boykin, a live broadcast by Westchester Talk Radio, a delicious brunch, and a silent auction featuring fabulous prizes. A special thank you to our event sponsors, including Polaris Properties and Clarfeld Financial Advisors.  

Mark your calendar for next year's Awards Breakfast on June 7, 2018. To see all our guests and honorees, click here.

Latest News Scholarship

 

The Child Care Council of Westchester offers a limited number of scholarships. The 2018-2019 applications are now available on our website. For more information, please visit the link below.

Early Opportunity Scholarships

Friday, February 16, 2018

Joey Award Winners!

We’re so pleased to recognize the incredible and important work of these child care professionals:

Kim DeSalvo, Ardsley Children’s Center

Vicki Forbes, Building Better Beginnings Program (WJCS)

Madeline Freed, All Aboard Childcare

Elizabeth Knowles, Little House Day Care

Please save the date to celebrate:

Friday, May 18th, 2018

8:00 to 10:00 am

Westchester Marriott, Tarrytown NY

Friday, February 16, 2018

2018 Champions announced!

Congratulations to our 2018 Champions for Children…

and THANK YOU for all you to do support children and families!

Assemblymember Shelley B. Mayer, New York State Assembly

Neighbors Link (Carola Otero Bracco, Executive Director)

Open Door Family Medical Centers (Lindsay Farrell, President and CEO)

Please save the date to celebrate:

Friday, May 18th, 2018

8:00 to 10:00 am

Westchester Marriott, Tarrytown NY

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

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