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Have questions? Join our info session to learn more about the additional funding!

When: Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


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Are you next?

Take your place among Westchester's leaders via Leadership Westchester (LW), a rigorous, 9 month program run by Volunteer NY! that sharpens leadership skills, expands relationships, facilitates a new understanding of your own values, capacities and goals, and deepens your ability to influence others.

For the 8th year, the Council is pleased to fully support the participation of a Westchester early care and education leader in this unique opportunity.  A Council committee will interview selected candidates in early July and recommend a candidate to LW. Final selection will be made by the LW team. The first LW class will be in late October. 

Application deadline is Friday, June 28, 2024 at 5 pm. 

To apply for this award, you must submit this application-->

Click Here for Application.

For more info about the LW Scholarship Program, join us at the virtual info session with David Severance, Program Facilitator, on June 5th at 1:30pm. Here's the link -

For more information about Leadership Westchester go to:

About the Cathryn A. Riley Fund
The Leadership Westchester scholarship is made possible by the Cathryn A. Riley Fund of the Child Care Council of Westchester. Cathryn "Cate" Riley was a coordinator at the Council prior to her death. She was involved with the NYS Child Care Coordinating Council, now known as the Early Care and Learning Council, the coordinating vehicle for the statewide CCRR network. She also served on the NYS Department of Education Committee for Teacher Certification, the Board of the Westchester Association for the Education of Young Children and the Advisory Board of Westchester Community College. Cate was herself an intuitive and skilled leader in early care and education.  

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Celebrating you on this
National Provider Appreciation Day


National Provider Appreciation Day is a time to acknowledge the dedicated caregivers who work so hard to ensure children are safe, loved and learning. This year, we say thank you with a special discount at the restaurants listed below - on Friday, May 10th.

Receive a special 10% discount at any of The Taco Project locations and the Scarsdale Frank and Joe's Deli. Just give them your name and program name to receive this exclusive discount.

The Taco Project - open 11:00am - 9:00pm
Bronxville - 65 Pondfield Road, Bronxville, NY 10708
Pleasantville - 465 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, NY 10570
Tarrytown - 18 Main Street, Tarrytown, NY 10591
Yonkers - 1086 North Broadway, Suite 125, Yonkers, NY 10701

Frank and Joe's Deli - open 5:30am - 4:00pm
720 Central Park Avenue, Scarsdale, NY 10583


Nominations are open!

It's that time again to induct some new heroes into the Early Education Hall of Heroes! We appreciate and thank you all for the wonderful work you do to educate and care for Westchester's children. We are excited to celebrate some of the world's greatest educators this fall.

You may nominate yourself or be nominated by an employer, parent, board member, or a co-worker. If you are a former Joey Award winner, you may still be nominated. You may receive multiple nominations. A selection committee will choose the honorees, and approximately 10 professionals will be inducted this year. Winners will be notified in July.

For questions or more information, contact Juanita Pope at 914-761-3456 x106 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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Dream Big Honoree Spotlight:
SUNY Westchester Community College

A college that offers excellent educational opportunities for future early education professionals and houses an accredited 5-star early learning center? What an incredible resource for the community! 

SUNY Westchester Community College’s Early Childhood program, where students can earn their A.A.S. or a Certificate, is designed to prepare students for careers in a variety of settings working with children birth to age eight. It is integrated with the Virginia Marx Children's Center (VMCC) on campus, an early learning center where infants, toddlers and preschoolers are nurtured through play, discussion, art, music and other developmentally-appropriate activities.

We look forward to honoring SUNY Westchester Community College, Robert Martin Company, and Kathy Halas, who continue to help us realize the dream of universal access to quality child care and early education.





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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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