Westchester Works Child Care Scholarships Are in the 2024 Budget - Say Thanks!


The 2024 Westchester County Budget is OUT and Westchester Works is IN!

Sharing incredible news - Westchester Works is in the proposed budget at $3.3 mil. We've given scholarship awards to over 500 children this year and look forward to continuing that support in 2024.

Now it's our turn to thank the County Executive and the Board of Legislators for all their incredible support for child care. Join us at the Board's public sessions:

  • November 16th, Warner Public Library, 121 N. Broadway, Tarrytown, NY, 10591 at 6pm.
  • November 20th, Chappaqua Performing Arts Center, 480 N. Bedford Rd., Chappaqua, NY, 10514 at
  • December 6th, Westchester Board of Legislators Chambers, 8th Floor, 148 Martine Ave, White Plains at 7pm.

Lots of ways to participate. You can observe and clap when others talk about the importance of child care. You can tell your child care story (up to 3 minutes. You can stand alongside someone else who speaks. Plus you can bring your children.

If you are unsure of how you might participate and support child care, contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Kathy Halas, Executive Director



Monday, November 13, 2023

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If you are interested, a webinar will be held on

Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

Please see the link below:

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Thursday, November 09, 2023

Who we're fundraising for


One recent recipient of a Council child care scholarship is a grandmother who has custody of her 4-year-old grandson. With this help, the child is now in a regulated child care program, and his grandma reports that his social skills are improving! Donate today and your donation will be doubled by CClean Commercial Cleaning.




Wednesday, November 08, 2023

Many Voices Call for Child Care Funding

Nearly 150 parents, child care providers, nonprofit leaders, and business executives gathered virtually at our annual Westchester County Child Care Advocacy (Half) Hour in October, to call for continued child care funding in the 2024 Westchester County budget. Joined by Deputy County Executive Ken Jenkins, Board of Legislators Chairman Vedat Gashi, and Legislator David Imamura, we updated the audience about the tremendous positive impact of the Westchester Works Scholarship Program and asked elected officials to maintain its funding (about $3 million for the awards) and raise the income eligibility cap so that more families are eligible. We also called on attendees to raise their voices in other venues… and now we’re asking you!

  • Write to the CE at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Attend the Budget Committee hearings on 11/16, 11/20 and 12/6 -email Kathy Halas at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Parents/grandparents are encouraged to join the Council’s new Parent Advisory Council - email Cathy Fernandez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click here to watch the Advocacy Half Hour.

pdfCheck out our funding ask for the 2024 Westchester County Budget 

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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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