Wednesday. July 19, 2023 - 7pm-8pm

Your Child Care Council CDA course could earn you college credits! Earn an A.A. or B.A. Degree in Early Childhood Education!

Find out about the SUNY Empire State and Child Care Council's partnership, generous financial aid packages and EIP funding, and more!!

SUNY Empire State empowers learners from diverse backgrounds to achieve their educational goals. With decades of experience providing educational access through online teaching and learning, individualized instruction, mentoring, and prior learning assessment. They build on our students’ experiences to promote their growth and drive upward mobility and economic development.

Join Dr. Joan Buzick
Asst. Professor, Educational Studies, SUNY Empire State College
Idie Benjamin,
CCCW Program Specialist/Career Advisor,
for this Zoom Information Session


For additional information, contact Idie Benjamin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please see the below for information on the upcoming ECLC training series for new directors/management of child care centers and school age programs.

The Child Care Council of Westchester will be hosting the first two sessions. Registration is free but enrollment is limited. To learn more about the trainings/to receive a more detailed pamphlet, please contact Laura Cleare at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Registration is with Mariah King: 518-690-4217 x12 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Place: CCCW Scarsdale, NY
Date: July 25th & 26th
Time: 9:30am-4:30pm

Place: Virtual
Date: August 3rd & 4th



Congratulations to the graduates of the 2022-2023 of the Council’s Infant Toddler – Family Child Care In-Person CDA Class (some pictured here). The graduation ceremony was held on June 27, 2023. With family and friends present, they each received their course completion certificates and a gift from the Child Care Council of Westchester.

On October 18, 2022, they began the 120-hour course leading to receiving a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. In coming to the Child Care Council office most Tuesday nights after work and one Saturday a month, they showed their dedication to the children for whom they care and their families and to their growth as early childhood professionals.

We commend them for their commitment to improving their knowledge and skills for working with young children. They will now apply to the Council for Professional Recognition for the Child Development Associate credential.

The graduates are –
Brandi Belin – Bumble Bees Family Daycare
Brittani Belin – Kidz on the Go Family Daycare, Inc.
Vivica Haughton – Pooh and Friends
Isabella Henderson – Uncle Luis Group Family DC
Jasmine Morales – Little Sweethearts Day Care
Chelsea Pleasant – Link by Link Children’s
Shaniya Roche – Koala Park Daycare
Rosa Carolina Irala de Mestral – Stop N Play Day Care

For information about the CDA credential and the Child Care Council of Westchester’s CDA program, click here.

2023 Hall of Heroes Save the Date

It's time to induct some new heroes into the Early Education Hall of Heroes! Thank you to all of you who educate and care for our children. We are so excited to come back together this fall to honor some of the world's greatest educators.

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.

The Early Education Hall of Heroes event will take place on Friday, September 29, 2023 from 7pm to 9pm. Join us for a night of celebration with awards, dinner, entertainment, giveaways, and more. So be sure to mark September 29th on your calendar and submit an online nomination form for your hero. They just might become a 2023 Early Education Hall of Heroes Inductee. Click the button below to complete the form online or print and mail in form.

We look forward to honoring a new slate of exceptional child care and after school professionals, highlighting the importance and impact of high quality programs.

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..

Check out our previous honorees below:

Previous Early Education Hall of Heroes Inductees


Friday, June 30, 2023

Know Your Regulations!


VIRTUAL – Know Your Regs! Understanding the OCFS Regulations for Child Care Centers
Thursday, July 13, 2023, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

In this interactive training, learn the NY State Regulations for your child care center. Find out how to stay incompliance in all areas including safety, program requirements, supervision of children, health and safety, and staff background checks. We will review the most updated regulations, common violations, and ways to be in compliance at all times.

Modality - Age: C - IT, PS
Training Categories: OCFS (2, 4, 5, 7) CBK (5, 7)
Trainer: Sarah Ruppert, Professional Development Coordinator
Cost: $20 CCCW members/$25 non-members

Register Here

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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

Fax: (914) 761-1957

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