The Country Childrens Center is an independent, non-profit, tax exempt day care center licensed by the New York State Department of Social Services, and accredited by NAEYC in Washington, D.C. The Country Childrens Center, which originated in 1966, provides quality day care Monday through Friday on a year round basis for children of working families in Northern Westchester, Fairfield County and surrounding areas. The Country Childrens Center offers developmentally appropriate programs for infant through school-age children. The Board of Directors is the policy making body of the Center consisting of people from the Community including parents with children in the Center.
The Country Childrens Center receives its income from parent tuition, Department of Social Services, The United Way and the Child and Adult Food Care Program (CACFP). Although the Center is a non-profit organization, tuition fees do not cover operating costs. A continuous effort is necessary to close the gap between income and expenses. Fundraising by mail as well as other events are annual activities of the Center.
The Country Childrens Center provides a caring, nurturing, and stimulating environment that meets the individual social, emotional, physical, creative, aesthetic, and intellectual needs of each child, ages 6 weeks through middle school. It is our goal to establish a strong self-awareness within each child, which includes a sense of belonging, competence, usefulness, and empowerment. We are attentive to the needs, values and expectations of working parents, and make every effort to make childcare available to those that cannot afford the service.