We are giving away gift cards, educational materials, training vouchers and more! Congratulations to our January and February winners. Queen’s Daughter’s Day Care received an assortment of books and a Barnes & Noble gift card. Martha Mendoza operates a Group Family Program and won a Lakeshore Gift Card and a box of assorted building blocks. Don’t miss your chance next month, join now! Monthly drawings are held every first Friday for our members.
The Council has created a Census 2020 Committee to ensure that everyone is counted in our child care community, especially children under 5, who are typically under-counted. Every 10 years, data is compiled for each household in the United States through a Census Survey. Federal funds, grants and support to states, counties and communities are all based on the results. It is vital for everyone to participate in the Census so that our communities get a fair share of the more than $675 billion annually that is allocated based on Census results. This funding supports schools, hospitals, public works, child care and other vital programs.
On October 24, 2019, seventeen teachers working in Westchester County child care programs, were honored at a graduation ceremony for having completed the Council’s Preschool Child Development Associate Course. They begin this intensive 120-hour course in March 2019.
70 plus family child care providers from the Council's Quality in Action initiative celebrated their work and each other at a dinner at Juliano's Caterers on Friday evening. A big thanks to Teresa Garcia of CCCW and Amelia Monroy of Family Services of Westchester (FSW) who support and are inspired by this hard-working group!