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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.


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.




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



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



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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Child Care Council of Westchester, Inc.

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Scarsdale, New York 10583

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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
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