Information and Resources re: the Covid-19 Pandemic

 

New COVID-19 Vaccination Site Opens in Yonkers on March 3rd

All Westchester County residents may begin booking appointments at the below site beginning March 3.  The site will offer extended hours and expects to administer 1,000 vaccines each day. The site is also accessible to public transportation and should help open appointment availability at the Westchester County Center as well. We hope you can help us in getting the word out about this vaccine site by telling a friend, neighbor, or family member. More sites are currently under development. Appointments at FEMA/NYS partnered sites will be initially reserved for members of the community in which the sites are located, and community engagement efforts will be used to help and encourage community members to sign up for appointments. More scheduling information, opening dates and hours of operation will be made available as we become aware of it. Please note that you must meet state eligibility to qualify. 

Site location: National Guard Armory, 2 Qunicy Place, Yonkers, NY 

To make an appointment online visit:  https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/    
To make an appointment via phone:  Call the state Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).

For additional questions, please email Idie Benjamin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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

GUIDE TO CHILD CARE DURING COVID-19

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 or  pdfClick Here  for Parent’s Checklist for care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Find Child Care Now

We are available to help Westchester parents find child care. View the Child Care Map and then call the Referral Department at 914-761-3456 x140 for a personalized referral service based on your family’s needs. This service is FREE. For first responders and health care workers, we will take the additional step of verifying openings of 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.

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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

VIRTUAL TRAINING

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. .

DISTIRIBUTION OF DIAPERS AND OTHER AVAILABLE SUPPLIES

Diapers and other supplies are in high demand, and we are working to procure these products for child care programs. If you are in need pdfclick 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. 

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

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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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