A Night to Remember
It was so wonderful to have more than 300 members of the community with us to celebrate our 50th anniversary on October 18th. We honored Dr. Marsha Gordon, Clarfeld Financial Advisors, and Peter and Marian Wright Edelman, and raised $21,000 for our scholarship fund. Most exciting of all, we made many new friends who now recognize that quality early care is the key to all that comes after. We're excited to move forward together to realize our vision for Westchester, where every door is open to every child.
Thank you to everyone who supported this event.
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Join us for a half-day of training focusing on nurturing, guiding and teaching infants and toddlers in classrooms and family programs!
Keynote: The Power of Your Presence: How Early Childhood Educators Shape Young Minds
Highlights: Keynote address, 5 Break-out sessions from which to choose, 3.5 hours of training, Resources & Materials, Continental Breakfast
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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."