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In Memoriam – Vaughan Toney
It is with deep sadness that I share the news of the passing of our longtime Board Member, Vaughan Toney, on Monday, September 4, 2023, following a protracted battle against cancer. His family is currently working on arrangements, and I will share them as soon as they become available.
Vaughan joined the DCCNY Board of Directors in 2013 and consistently demonstrated his dedication to and passion for the field and his care for the staff, children, and families of the Friends of Crown Heights, where he served as President and CEO since 2002. As one of New York City’s largest not-for-profit providers of subsidized child care and early childhood education, FOCH oversees 20 high-quality center-based Infant/Toddler, 3K, and Pre-K programs and a Family Child Care Network serving 1,000 preschoolers in associated provider homes in Brooklyn and Queens. Additionally, FOCH operates a popular Summer in the City Day Camp and several elementary and middle school after-school activities.
Vaughan garnered many honors for his public service and dedication to high-quality child care, early childhood education, and community empowerment. His presence and advocacy will be missed.
Our heartfelt condolences have been extended to the Toney and the Friends of Crown Heights families.
The official announcement from FOCH can be found here.
In accordance with New York City and New York State directive regarding the COVID-19 virus, the Day Care Council made the decision to work remotely as of Tuesday March 17, 2020. Presently we are utilizing a hybrid work schedule. If you have questions regarding our trainings and technical assistance site visits please call us at 212-206-7818 and speak with a provider specialist. We are monitoring our emails and voicemail messages. Please feel free to reach out to us on our respective contact information provided on this website. We will get back to you in a timely manner. We do apologize for the inconvenience and will update you on further changes as they present themselves.
At this time, we do hope that you take the necessary precautions as stipulated by our medical and governing bodies. Thank you.
The Day Care Council of New York, Inc. is a diverse membership organization of 93 non-profit sponsoring boards that operate more than 200 publicly-funded child care centers and family child care programs in New York City.
The Council’s mission is to seek support for and assist in the development of quality child and family care services which are designed to promote the sound growth and development of children and their families.