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Thursday, June 27, 2024

Did you nominate your hero?

Nominations for Early Education Hall of Heroes is due July 1st. Nominate your hero today!

Nominate your hero and mark your calendar for Early Education Hall of Heroes happening on Friday, September 27th, from 7pm to 9pm. We are excited to celebrate and induct a new slate of child care and afterschool professionals. It will be a fun-filled night of entertainment, dinner, awards, networking, and more.

You may nominate yourself or be nominated by an employer, parent, board member, friend or co-worker. If you are a former Joey Award winner, you may still be nominated. You also 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. Learn more about Early Education Hall of Heroes here.

NOMINATE YOUR HERO

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..

View the full 2023 event gallery here.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2024

A Lasting Legacy

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In the video we aired at Dream Big 2024 last month, working mothers talked about the difference scholarships have made in their lives: children getting the care and intervention they need, a mother able to earn her PhD, a family saving to purchase a home. We are eager to do more in the future. To that end, we thank you for helping raise more than $79,000 to establish the Kathy Halas Early Learning Legacy Fund, which will enable us to provide scholarships for families who may not qualify for other help or funding. If you would still like to donate, click here and select the fund in the dropdown. Together, we will keep children safe and provide working parents with breathing room and the chance to pursue opportunities. Watch the video now.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Partnering for Purpose

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When we support child care professionals, we help ensure there is quality care available for children and working parents, and help to alleviate the rising threat of "child care deserts" where care is unavailable. Together with the Women's Enterprise Development Corporation (WEDC), we recently hosted a four-part business training series for child care professionals led by Lynn Karam, CEO of LEK Management, Inc. The comprehensive program covered many essential aspects of running a successful child care business, including the basics about different types of business entities, financial planning, tax strategies, budgeting, cash flow, SWOT assessments, employee management, and effective marketing strategies. Participants loved gathering in person to learn from Lynn and share experiences with each other, and are eager to participate in additional training.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Wraparound Support for Families

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To improve quality of care and provide holistic support to children and their families, our Legally Exempt Resource Program is now serving 120 providers. After a thorough needs assessment, we offer a variety of tools and resources, from mental health referrals to materials for program enhancement, to help these families navigate a variety of challenges they may face - all at no cost. We have helped them obtain furniture, clothing, books, food, toys, community services, and more.

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Click here to explore the 2024 Dream Big Journal. We extend our sincerest thanks once again to all of the journal ad supporters.

 

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It's time to induct some new heroes into the Early Education Hall of Heroes!

Mark your calendars for the 2024 Early Education Hall of Heroes event taking place on Friday, September 27th, from 7pm to 9pm. We are excited to celebrate and induct a new slate of child care and afterschool professionals. It will be a fun-filled night of entertainment, dinner, awards, networking, and more.

You may nominate yourself or be nominated by an employer, parent, board member, friend or co-worker. If you are a former Joey Award winner, you may still be nominated. You also 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. Learn more about Early Education Hall of Heroes here.

NOMINATE YOUR HERO

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..

View the full 2023 event gallery here.

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OCFS Emergency Medication Administration Overview Including Stock Epinephrine Auto Injectors

Tuesday, June 11th Click HERE to register

Cost: $25/members,$35/non-members

Do you have children with allergies and asthma that require emergency medications? Would you feel comfortable administering emergency medications to a child in your program? This training will teach you how. It is highly recommended for ALL programs that administer Emergency Medications (Epinephrine auto-injectors, diphenhydramine in combination with the auto-injector, asthma inhalers & nebulizers).

Learn important information about asthma, anaphylaxis, and how to safely administer emergency medications. Each participant will be provided with the forms necessary to be in compliance with OCFS Child Day Care Regulations pertaining to the administration of emergency medication.

This training includes how to safely administer non-patient-specific epinephrine auto-injectors if your program chooses to stock epinephrine auto-injectors.

OCFS Topic Areas Covered:

2. Nutrition and Health

4. Safety and Security Procedures

7. Child Care Statutes and Regulations

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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

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