SAVE THE DATE FOR THIS IMPORTANT FREE TRAINING!
Eligible for OCFS training hours
Stipend of $100. payable to each participant's program
YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID from NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR MENTAL WELLBEING
Here are just a few of the positive comments we received from our recent June session:
- "I will respond to kids differently!"
- "Very informative, I learned a lot of information I can use to support youth pertaining to mental health."
- "Informative, interesting."
- "Just perfect."
- "Provided a helpful outline on how to help & approach someone."
- "Very informative; would like to take adult course and the assist class as well."
If you're working with school age children, you may be very aware of the stress children are experiencing these days.
This training, Youth Mental Health First Aid, teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders in youth. This 6.5 hour training can provide you with the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to the children in your care who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.
When: Saturday, July 22, 2023, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Where: Child Care Council of Westchester, 313 Central Park Avenue, Scarsdale, NY 10583
Please note: There is also a 2-hour, self-paced component that must be completed before the in-person class.
Registration limited to 3 participants per program, including the director. Registration details to follow.
SUNY EMPIRE STATE VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSION
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
CCCW Program Specialist/Career Advisor,
for this Zoom Information Session
Registration is required - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER & RECEIVE THE LOGIN LINK
Please see the below for information on the upcoming ECLC training series for new directors/management of child care centers and school age programs.
Place: CCCW Scarsdale, NY
Date: July 25th & 26th
ORIENTATION: THE PROCESS TO STAFF INTEGRATION
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.
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.
Check out our previous honorees below: