The Council would love to hear how our services have helped you. Please take a moment to complete the survey and share your experience below. We'd appreciate if you can be as specific as possible regarding what we did for you and how it made a difference. For example: reduced stress, helped to find child care, improve quality of care, or grow your business.

Click here to "Share your Experience."


New York State Immunization Requirements for Child Care Attendance

Please join the Child Care Council of Westchester and the Westchester County Department of Health for a very important live virtual presentation on the immunizations required for attendance in New York State child care programs.

Wednesday March 27, 2024

1pm - 2pm

To register for the March 27th Zoom please click here


Wednesday April 10, 2024


To register for the April 10th Zoom please click here

Both presentations will contain the same information.





  • Do you have an amazing idea for your child care/after school program that needs some resources?
  • Is there something you've always wanted to try?
  • Have a promising approach that will make great things possible for Westchester children?

Then we encourage you to apply below for a Cate Riley Innovation for Quality Prize. Grants up to $2,000. each will be awarded.

Child care centers, after school programs, family and group family providers, and nursery schools are eligible.

Applications are due by 5PM on Friday, April 12, 2024.

For more info: CLICK HERE!

For an application: CLICK HERE!

For questions, email Anna S. (Kathy Halas' assistant) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.g


The Child Care Council has COVID-19 Test Kits Available for Distribution.

We are offering free COVID-19 test kits.

They are available for pick up at the Child Care Council, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Please inform the front desk when you arrive that you are there for COVID test kits and how many test kits you will need. Please make your request in multiples of ten (10 kits, 20 kits, etc).

If you have any questions or need assistance, please call Gabriella Figueroa (914)761-3456, Ext. 111

Dream Big is an event that shines light on the importance of early childhood education and recognizes individuals and organizations who help more children and families access this critical resource. This year, we're excited to honor our very own Executive Director Kathy Halas, Robert Martin Company, and SUNY Westchester Community College.

Designed to embody the magic of childhood we wish for all Westchester’s children, this experiential event will offer fun, food and activities for our guests. Why do we call it “Dream Big?” Because we believe that every child should have access to quality early care and education where they can learn, explore, and feel safe. These early experiences encourage brain growth and social emotional health, which set the stage for future academic success and so much more. It’s our dream that no child struggle unnecessarily because they didn’t get the best possible start early on.

Please join us at Dream Big to have fun, celebrate our honorees’ efforts to make the dream come true, and support our work to bring about universal access to quality early care and education.

Learn more and RSVP.



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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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