Is 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."
BCW 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
Let's celebrate child care! Join us at our Annual Awards Breakfast as we award child care professionals and loval businesses for making a positive impact in child care.
2018 Fall Infant Toddler Conference: Through Young Eyes
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.
Nearly 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.