Join us for a wonderful evening as we celebrate our 2023 honorees and the entire child care and after school care field at the Early Education Hall of Heroes celebration.
Ann-Marie Sabrsula, The Children's School for Early Development
Beth O'Hara, Lakeland Children's Center
Carmelina Myers, Country Children's Center
Claire Duarte, Weekday Nursery School United Meth. Church
Katie Rubistello, Little Red House of Westchester, LLC
Linda Iglehart, Mount Vernon Day Care Center
Linda Serbeh, Blessings Family DayCare
Maria Olaya, Miss Maria Daycare
Murlene Harris-Wignal, Wiggles & Giggles Day Care
Patricia Diez Canseco, Patricia's Day Care, Inc.
Pushpa Jagoda, Liberty Montessori School International
Sharon Jakada, Greenvale DayCare LLC
Stephen Madey, Pelham Children's Center, Inc.
Our previous honorees:
Let's Remember What We Learned
During the Pandemic-
Access to Child Care is Essential!
Safe, quality, affordable child care gets people to work, helps them provide for their families, enables a workforce employers can draw from, prepares children for success in school and life. It's essential for a thriving economy.
And it's not cheap. Often the biggest bill in the household, Westchester center-based care for infants averages over $24,000! Almost every family struggles with their child care bills.
The U.S. "system" of child care comes up short compared to virtually every other developed nation. It shouldn't be this way - and it doesn't have to be.
The House Labor HHS Appropriations Subcommittee has proposed cutting Head Start by $750 million for the next fiscal year, potentially dropping 80,000 children from services. And the Child Care Development Block Grant, the largest federal source of funding for child care, could be level-funded at a time when more help is needed by parents and child care programs.
Urge your federal representatives to vigorously support and pass the FY24 appropriations bill with significant increases for early childhood education programs. Take 2 minutes and send your message today - Click Here!
NATIONALLY, CHILD CARE WORKERS MAKE LESS THAN 98% OF ALL OCCUPATIONS!
HOW ARE YOU AND YOUR STAFF DOING?
We get calls all the time asking about child care wages and benefits. Please take 5 minutes for this confidential survey, so we can answer those questions.
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HELP US TO HELP YOU!
Thank you as always for all you do for our children, families and entire community!