The Day Care Council of New York, Inc., is the federation of 91 non-profit sponsoring boards that operate more than 200 publicly-funded child care centers and family child care programs in New York City.
The Day Care Council of New York is a diverse membership organization of child care and family service providers, consumers and advocates.
The Council’s mission is to seek support for and assist in the development of quality child and family care services.
The organization works with its members to maintain high standards of child developmental, educational and social services.
The Council is committed to programs and services which are designed to promote the sound growth and development of children and their families necessary for a healthy society.
Re-adopted by the Board September 2012
These sponsoring boards first banded together in 1948, to fight for the survival of their programs when child care funds were eliminated at the end of World War II. At that time, New York City had 80 centers serving children of working parents.
Obtained the first peace-time allocation of City tax money for child care programs.
With persistent effort and the support of New York City, the Day Care Council was incorporated in August 1952 as the coordinating body for the sponsoring boards. Since then, the Council’s membership has grown to include over 200 sponsoring boards serving more than 50,000 children in the five boroughs of New York City.
Obtained the first commitment to provide child care space in every low-income public housing development.
Helped develop the first national organization of child care advocates. This became the Day Care and Child Development Council of America, formerly National Committee for the Day Care of Children.
Created the first program-wide staff pension plan for all personnel employed in New York City child care centers
Developed and implemented the first credit-bearing training program designed to upgrade the skills and careers of child care personnel
Developed in cooperation with the child care union, District Council 1707, the first comprehensive health and welfare program for child care personnel
Developed a parallel comprehensive health and welfare program for the child care directors, in cooperation with the Council of Supervisors and Administrators
Helped develop the first state-wide association of child care and child development councils established in the nation; This became the New York State Child Care Coordinating Council.
Implemented a CETA (Comprehensive Employment and Training Act) contract that provided social work counseling services to families at member child care centers
Created a mediation program to address grievances filed by the union against child care employers
Created a remedial training for bookkeepers who failed the Agency for Child Development (ACD) competency test
Held a conference for employers to acquaint business leaders with the value of providing child care as a benefit for their employees
Trained 1,500 support staff of ACD child care centers in Child Abuse and Maltreatment Prevention
Awarded the first state-funded Child Care Resource and Referral contracts.
Assistant Office Manager
Child Care Specialist
Child Care Specialist
Infant-Toddler Provider Specialist
Health Care Consultant
Special Projects Coordinator
Family Child Care Network Coordinator
Assistant Family Child Care Network Coordinator
Betty C. Jones
Connie V. Miller
Alice B. Owens
Wanda C. Carter