The Council is pleased to release a new report, Access to Child Care: The Key to Economic Recovery in Westchester County, which lays out the extreme challenges so many Westchester working families face in securing and paying for safe, quality child care. Over 114,000 children under 13 live in households where both parents work, and few parents can afford Westchester child care prices. At the same time, the child care workforce is among the most poorly paid of any profession. Acknowledging the new appreciation of child care as integral to restarting our economy, the report includes recommendations for a stronger child care system in our county.
Click here to view report
Hurricane Ida had a devastating impact on Westchester County. The aftermath of the storm is still affecting residents throughout the County. During these challenging times, we want to connect you to resources to help businesses, nonprofits and residents rebuild and recover.
With the recent rise in COVID-19 cases and the uncertainty of the virus, the Council has decided to postpone the Park & Play event. The decision to postpone Park & Play was difficult but ultimately it is the decision that is best for the health of our staff and community. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please stay tuned for details on a future date.
Why work as a child care of after school care provider? Because you will keep children safe, loved, learning and healthy while their parents are at work, and help prepare them for success in school and life. There's no career more important or rewarding!
There are a variety of jobs available, right now, with children of different ages, at child care centers, in after school programs, and with family providers throughout Westchester. Some positions require experience and/or a certain level of education, others do not. You may also get free training opportunities through your employer, and with the Child Care Council of Westchester.
To see open jobs or upload your resume/profile, click here.
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2020 - A Year of Challenge and Resilience
The most disruptive year in recent memory for the Council and for child care, 2020 also demonstrated the fundamental importance of the field, and the bravery of thousands of child care professionals who brought stability, comfort and learning to Westchester children. It was also a time for government, philanthropy, business to join with the Council and our child care community like never before. Read about the struggles and the victories in the Council's 2020 Annual Report.