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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Candidate Profiles

Current Candidate Profiles

For programs to review candidates looking for work in the child care industry.
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Date Received: 9/28/18
Position Desired: Assistant Teacher
Schedule: Full Time
Town I live in: Yonkers
Highest Degree Obtained: Some College
Area of Concentration in College Work: Early Childhood Education, Working to complete CDA
Description of Current or Most Recent Position: I am currently a teachers assistant in a head start.
Dates of Employment in Your Previous Job: 2017-present
Describe Your Previous Position: Planned lesson plans with head teacher, arts and crafts. Read books for small and large groups. Did building blocks, second step, and small activities in groups.
Dates of Employment in Your Previous Job: 2016-2017
More About Me: I have been working with kids ages 3-5. This is my last year in college for early childhood. I am also working to complete my CDA in November. Looking forward to learning and improving my skills with other teachers, families, and children.
Availability: Next Month
Contact E-mail Address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

Published in Candidate Profiles
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Job Openings

 

Current Job Opportunities in Child Care

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Date Received: 10/23/18
Job Title: Assistant
Program Name: Little Ones Early Learning Daycare
Job Description: Full Time/Part Time position available. 
Requirements: Experience needed, Group Family Daycare
Address: 32 Inwood Street, Yonkers NY 10704
Email: Email resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: (914) 309-9578
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Website:
Salary:


Date Received: 10/16/18
Job Title: Director
Program Name: The Goddard School Yorktown Heights
Job Description: The Director is responsible for the operation and instructional leadership at The Goddard School, including setting the tone for the facility, managing the curriculum, overseeing physical facilities, hiring staff, and managing the overall image of the center. The Director will train and supervise staff, set instructional objectives, and work to build a rapport with teachers and parents. Will ensure compliance with all loval and federal laws governing child care, in regard to both the physical environment and staff.
Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Development, Master's Degree is preferred. Must be a proven effective leader with a minimum of 7 years experience teaching in a child care center and 5 years ezpereience of supervision. 2 years experience as a director or assistant director in a child care program. Must meed state licensing requirements for education, experience and age. Maintain compliance with OCFS regulation.
Address: 62 Triangle Center
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: (914) 245-2864
Fax: (914) 245-4570
Website: www.goddardschools.com
Salary: $65,000


Date Recieved: 10/22/18
Job Title: Teacher Assistant
Program Name: Hastings Nursery School
Job Description: Assist in classroom, help with all activities, collaborate with head teacher on curriculum
Requirements: Early Childhood Education a +, great compliment for those in a Master's program. 2 years early childhood experience required.
Address: 7 Farragut Avenue 
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: (914) 478-3777
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Website: hastingsnurseryschool.com
Salary: $12-$15 per hour depending on experience


Date Recieved: 10/4/18
Job Title: Teacher Assistant
Program Name: Old World Learning Playschool
Job Description: We are seeking a highly energized and creative early childhood educator to join our team. We use an adaptable framework for learning and try to borrow from best practices found everywhere (Montessori, Reggio Emilia, etc)
Requirements: 4+ years formal child care experience, minimum BA/MA preferred. Expereince can substitute for education
Address: 39 Stanton Circle
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: (301) 537-3435
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Website: www.owlplayschool.com
Salary: $13-$18


Date Received: 10/9/18
Job Title: Before & After School Staff
Program Name: YMCA After School Program
Job Description: Positions are open Monday-Friday 7:00am-9:00am and Monday-Friday 2:00pm-6:30pm. Primary responsibilities include interacting with children on a daily basis, encouraging child's interaction within the program and with other children, assist and participate in all program activities, ensure children have a positive, fun, safe expereince while at the program. Maintain proper supervision of children meeting NYS OCFS ratio regulations.
Requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent (or currently enrolled in school) Previous experience working with children under 13 years old. Must be at least 16 years of age.
Address: 106 Titicus Road, North Salem NY 10560
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: (914) 276-2398
Fax: (914) 276-7683
Websitecommunity.ymca-cnw.org
Salary: Starting at $11 per hour


 

Date Recieved: 10/22/18
Job Title: Teacher Assistant
Program Name: Hastings Nursery School
Job Description: Assist in classroom, help with all activities, collaborate with head teacher on curriculum
Requirements: Early Childhood Education a +, great compliment for those in a Master's program. 2 years early childhood experience required.
Address: 7 Farragut Avenue 
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: (914) 478-3777
Fax:
Website: hastingsnurseryschool.com
Salary: $12-$15 per hour depending on experience

Published in Job Openings
Friday, April 10, 2015

2014 Awards Breakfast

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Friday, April 10, 2015

2014 Family Tech Day

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Thursday, April 02, 2015

Newsletter Archive

Donor/Supporter Newsletters

The Council sends newsletters to donors and supporters.

Parent Connections Newsletters

The Council provides e-newsletter for parents.

  • external link icon August 2018: Prescription for PLAY, 20 Ways Parents Can Handle Your Kids' Allergies When They Start School, Why Do Parents Spend So Much On Child Care, Yet Early Childhood Educators Earn So Little, and more!
  • external link icon July 2018: Immigration Resources, Field Trip Supervision, Prevent Lead Poisoning, and more!
  • external link icon May 2018: Child Care $$$- Last Chance Applications Due May 16th, FREE Community Resources, What Parents Need to Know About Social Media and Anxiety, and more!
  • external link icon April 2018: Child Care $$$, The Joy of Reading, Fidget Spinner Safety, and more!
  • external link icon March 2018: Safe Child Care: Violence Prevention, Four Reasons Early Care and Education is Essential, Clean & Healthy NY, and more!
  • external link icon February 2018: Tipping Hazards, Everyday Prevention, Money in your pocket, and more!
  • external link icon January 2018: Child Care Council News & Views, Looking for Hazards, Join the Empire State Campaign for Child Care, and more!
  • external link icon December 2017: Help Support Children in Child Care and After School Care, Food Allergies Can Be Fatal, Keeping Toys Safe, and more!
  • external link icon November 2017: 5 Ways to Stop Your Phone Addiction, Vote For Kids on November 7th, First Encounters with Race and Racism, and more!
  • external link icon October 2017: Provider Saved the Life of a 3 Year Old Girl, How to talk to your children about the Las Vegas shooting, Dining for Scholarship Dollars at Sam's of Gedney Way, and more!
  • external link icon September 2017: Does Your Care Giver Know Where Your Child Is At All Times, Outstanding Nonprofit of 2017, Are You Ready, and more!

Provider Newsletters

The Council sends e-newsletter for child care providers.

  • external link icon September 2018: Radon Testing, Free ESL Courses, Your Vote Counts, and more!
  • external link icon August 2018: Sign Up for Infant Toddler CDA Class, Field Trip Supervision, Lead Poisoning Prevention, and more!
  • external link icon July 2018: CACFP, We're Open Late, Training Academy Online Training, and more!
  • external link icon June 2018: CACFP and KidKare, What the New Tax Law Means for Family Child Care, Keeping Track of Children in Your Care, and more!
  • external link icon May 2018: Alert! Defective Fire Extinguishers, Child Care Scholarships are Available, Directors Health and Safety Training, and more!
  • external link icon April 2018: Fidget Spinner Safety, Child Care Referrals, FREE Paper, and more!
  • external link icon March 2018: Transportation, OCFS New Directors Health & Safety Training, Spring 2018 Directors Leadership Series, and more!
  • external link icon February 2018: Tipping Hazards, Apply NOW for the In-Person Preschool CDA Credential Course, Kaplan Early Learning Company, and more!
  • external link icon January 2018: Looking for Hazards, New Directors Health & Safety Training, Join the Empire State Campaign for Child Care, and more!
  • external link icon December 2017: CACFP Meal Pattern Changes, Keeping Toys Safe, New Application Prices for the CDA Credential, and more!
  • external link icon November 2017: Do You Or Anyone You Know Need Health Insurance, Take Attendance Throughout the Day, CDA Renewal Amnesty Program, and more!
  • external link icon October 2017: The Council for Professional Recognition Announces Amnesty for New CDA Renewal, CACFP Meal Pattern Changes, Nominate Outstanding Child Care and After School Professionals, and more!
Published in Newsletter Archive

1. View Your Profile

You can review your profile that is supplied to families. To request a copy contact our R&R Database Administrator at (914)761-3456 x139 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Let us know about any changes you can fax, call or choose one of the options below.

2. Submit a Complete Update Online

Provide the Council with all the information about your program to share with parents. Parents will be able to receive a complete referral profile of your program and allow the Council to connect you with parents who are seeking the care that you offer. You may not be connected to parents if your information is not updated annually and if it is not accurate. Once you submitted this form, your information will be entered within 2 business days. external link icon Submit a Complete Update Form Online.

3. Submit a Short Update Form Online

Want to provide a quick update on your available openings, current schedule and rates! Complete this short form to update just your basic information. Fill out the online form and click to send. Once you submitted this form, your information will be entered within 2 business days. external link icon Submit a Short Update Form Online.

4. Call Us at 914-761-3456 ext 139

Our R&R Database Administrator will be able to update your information immediately on the phone. This service is available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Complete Staff Directory

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Kathy Halas Executive Director   Ext. 102
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Juanita Pope Office Manager/Community Events Manager Administration Ext. 106
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Janelle Rodriguez  Receptionist Administration Ext. 0 or 100
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Michelle Guena Communications Associate Administration Ext. 152
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Dana Lawless Director of Development  Administration  Ext. 127
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Michael Goldman Director of Finance and Administration Finance Ext. 104
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Christine Iacovello Bookkeeper Finance Ext. 163
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Idie Benjamin Director of Professional Development Professional Development Ext. 108
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Elizabeth Rodano Infant/Toddler Regional Coordinator Professional Development Ext. 219
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Dana Doyle Professional Development Coordinator Professional Development Ext. 113
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Jennifer Pergament Infant/Toddler Specialist Professional Development Ext. 134
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Laura Cleare Quality Specialists/Family Provider Network Coordinator Professional Development Ext. 169
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Jami Flynn Early Childhood Quality Specialist Professional Development Ext. 136
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Teresa Garcia Bi-lingual Early Childhood Quality Specialist Professional Development Ext. 142
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Cynthia Miller Family Engagement Worker Professional Development Ext. 131
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Vacant Family Engagement Worker Professional Development Ext. 161
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Vacant Quality Specialist/Nurse  Professional Development  Ext. 159
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Yvette Homar  Babies Step Forward Teacher's Assistant  Professional Development  Ext. 153
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Juliana Leshi Administrative Assistant Professional Development  Ext. 111
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Dorothy Jenkins Director of Provider Services Provider Services Ext. 123
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Lindsay Tiernan Assistant Director of Provider Services Provider Services Ext. 115
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Alexandra Santana Bi-Lingual Registrar Provider Services Ext. 114
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Michele Sardullo Registrar Provider Services Ext. 112
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Evelyn Henriques Registrar Provider Services Ext. 137
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La Toya Carney-Ramsey Registrar Provider Services Ext. 118
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Elsa Sanchez Registrar Provider Services Ext. 164
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Mabelyn Portorreal Bi-Lingual Legally Exempt Enroller/Registrar Provider Services

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Jason Thomas Legally Exempt Enroller Provider Services Ext. 133
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Monica Soto Legally Exempt Enroller Provider Services Ext. 168
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Flor Tello Provider Services Department Assistant Provider Services Ext. 110
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Donna Lewis CACFP Case Manager Provider Services Ext. 167
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Jury Martinez CACFP Case Manager Provider Services

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Janet Romano-Fernandez CACFP Bi-Lingual Case Manager Provider Services Ext. 203
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Nicole Masucci Director of Family & Employer Services Resource & Referral Department Ext. 139
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Sarah Merrifield Resource & Referral Counselor Resource & Referral Department

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Debbie Gonsalves Resource & Referral Coordinator  Resource & Referral Department Ext. 120
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Cathy Fernandez Resource & Referral Database Administrator Resource & Referral Department Ext. 122
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Arlene Leuzzi  Resource & Referral Asst. and Child Care Counselor  Resource & Referral Department Ext. 121
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Melanie Santana  Child Care Subsidy Specialist Resource & Referral Department Ext. 144
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Elissa Guzzardi Director of Health Care Consultant Services Health Care Consultant Services Ext. 154
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CURRENT REALITY:

One of the most expensive places for child care in the U.S., Westchester center-based infant care averages over $20,000 annually. At every income level Westchester parents struggle to pay for care, sometimes sacrificing more stable and educational child care arrangements to lower costs. Both parents and employers acknowledge that common child care issues negatively impact workers’ attendance, punctuality and productivity. Child care businesses also struggle with flat reimbursement rates and rising costs; this situation will only worsen with the new minimum wage. State-funded PreK has drawn both 4 year old children and teachers away from Westchester’s child care sector.

OUR VISION:

All parents have access to affordable, quality early care and education options that enable them to work and advance in their careers and launch their children for success in school and life, so that Westchester has a skilled and productive workforce today and tomorrow.

WHAT WE SUPPORT:

More investment from every level of government so that:

  • No family under 150% of state median income pays more than 7% of their income on child care
  • The number of children eligible for subsidy doubles and families pay a fair share on a sliding scale
  • Funding is available for high-quality preschool programs for low and moderate income children as well as a higher matching rate for infants and toddlers
  • Workforce compensation and training improve so educators achieve parity with elementary school teachers with similar credentials and experience
  • The Council’s child care subsidy specialist position to help parents successfully apply is funded
  • OCFS increases the NYS Market Rates by reinstating the 75% percentile
  • All Westchester contracted programs are reimbursed at OCFS Market Rates
  • Child care tax credits are expanded to help more moderate income families lower child care costs
  • QUALITYstarsNY is fully implemented to help parents find the best child care options for their families
  • PreK funding outside NYC is increased

More private investment of funds and talent from individuals, businesses and foundations so that:

  • The Council awards at least 50 child care scholarships annually to working parents over-income for the subsidy
  • Innovative business models are implemented that enable community-based programs to provide high-quality care to infants and toddlers
  • New shared services models are developed that increase options for parents, lower child care costs and increase quality

More coordinated planning and integration of programs, funding streams and regulations so that:

  • Increases in one do not negatively impact the other
  • Options reflect the real needs of parents including those working full-time and/or non-traditional hours
  • All staff are reasonably compensated and have pathways for career growth
  • Child care businesses have opportunities to negotiate fair contracts
  • Child care programs operate as part of a larger system that includes PreK as well as public, religious and charter schools
Published in Public Policy Agenda

The Child Care Council of Westchester recently completed two separate surveys, of Westchester parents and Westchester employers, which together paint a clear picture of the child care-related challenges facing our county.

Respondents:
715 families: geographically and economically diverse
41 employers: for- and non-profit

Of the Westchester employers who responded to our survey, 75% find that child care issues result in absenteeism or productivity loss among employees. Even so, 98% of employers report that child care issues are handled on a case-by-case or ad-hoc basis, rather than in a more formal way.

Westchester’s working parents agree that child care issue affect their work: 50% of parents surveyed report that child care has impacted their job in the past year, causing them to:

Call out - 68%
Leave early - 65%
Arrive late - 51%
Feel distracted at work - 49%
Feel unproductive at work - 25%
Cut back working hours - 20%

429 parents say that child care impacted their job in the last year, due to child care issues that include:
• lack of child care
• unreliability
• inability to pay for child care
• worry about quality of care or safety

The bottom line: Both employers and employees recognize that lack of quality, affordable, reliable child care negatively affects the workplace, yet employers offer few parent-friendly benefits other than mandated maternity leave, despite their general belief that doing so would be positive for their organizations and their employees.

The Child Care Council can help! Our professional staff work with employers and directly with parents to provide resource and referral information related to finding, evaluating and paying for child care.

pdfRead more on the Council's Parent Child Care Survey.

pdfRead more on the Employer’s Report.

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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.

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