Information and Resources re: the Covid-19 Pandemic

how you can help

Please consider a donation to the Child Care Council. We are on the front lines of Westchester’s response to this national emergency – helping essential workers find child care and providers to remain healthy and operational. Your contribution would allow us to allocate resources where they are needed most.

for parents


The health and safety of your child is your top priority. Ensuring your child is safe in child care during the COVID-19 pandemic can be challenging. Here are some guidelines your child care provider should be following to help keep your child safe. pdfClick Here for Parent’s Guide during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Find Child Care Now

We are available to help Westchester parents find child care and have assembled a list of open programs, linked below. If you would like a more personalized referral service based on your family’s needs, please call 914-761-3456 x140 and leave a message. This service is FREE. For first responders and health care workers, we will take the additional steps of verifying openings at up to three providers/programs, to save you some time.

Contact a child care counselor who can help you navigate and locate child care during this pandemic: 914-761-3456 ext 140 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Help paying for Child Care

To learn about the cost of care in Westchester, questions to ask potential child care providers, and whether you may qualify for a public subsidy or other financial assistance/resources, click here or contact a child care counselor at 914-761-3456 ext 140 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Learning and Entertainment Resources

Many parents and caretakers are now in the position to entertain and educate children at home. The Council’s child care and professional development specialists have been reviewing online content and have cultivated a list of good resources. pdfClick here to download.

For child care providers


We are offering a large variety of OCFS-approved virtual trainings for child care providers. Click here to learn more and register.  For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Distribution of diapers and hand sanitizer

Diapers and hand sanitizer are in high demand, and we are working to procure these products for child care programs. If you are in need, please click here to submit a request. A Council employee will contact you via email to confirm your appointment to pick up the item(s) at the Council office.

Federal Help for Child Care Funding

View the webinar presented by Michael Goldman, Director of Administration and Finance, to find information about new federal grants and loans that may apply to your child care business. (Since every provider's needs and circumstances are different, we hope that the webinar will give you enough information to bring to your accountant or financial advisor.) If you have any questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you need information about PPP Loan Forgiveness Strategies review this presentation by Shira Leibowitz, Ph.D., CEO of Discovery Village in Tarrytown. Once again, this is for informational purposes only; you should contact an attorney for advice.

Notice: Face Masks Required in Child Care Settings; Employers Must Provide to Employees

Essential businesses must procure, fashion, or otherwise obtain face coverings and provide such coverings to employees who directly interact with the public during the course of their work at no-cost to the employee. Learn more.

pdfNYS Department of Health Guidance for Child Care and Day Camp Programs

pdfNYS Departamento de Salud Guia Provisional para los Programas de Cuidado Infantil y Campamento de Dia

CDC Guidance for Child Care Programs that Remain Open


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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