The COVID-19 pandemic and has resulted in economic hardship for many. Below, please find information regarding meals and childcare options.
Please visit Hunger Solutions New York for information about various meal/food programs in our area and assistance that is available for those in need. Additionally, those in need of assistance may dial the United Way’s 2-1-1 number by phone to anonymously access a variety of local resources.
Please also visit the District’s Food Service page for more information about free and reduced price meals for students who may be in need once school resumes in the fall.
Several childcare options are available within Westchester as follows:
Westchester County currently offers a drop-in child care program for school age children between the ages of 4 and 12. The program is run by the County at the YWCA in White Plains (515 North Street), and runs from Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am and 5pm. Hours may be extended depending on need. Program is free of charge. Social distancing and related protocols are in place. Please access the registration form. For more information, please contact Rose Finizio, Program Director, at RFinizio@westchestergov.com.
Virginia Marx Children Center at Westchester Community College – the center is available to provide child care for infants and toddlers (3 months to 3 years of age). Hours of operations are from 7am to 6pm. Tuition is $118 per child, per day. For more information and to request a registration form, please contact site director, Susan Zucker at Susan.Zucker@sunywcc.edu.
- Child Care Council also provides a wide variety of child care services throughout the County. including individualized referral services for parents in need – depending on hours for care, geography, cost, etc. Please contact:
Kathleen Halas, M.A., M.B.A.
(914) 761-3456 x 102
Other locations – Throughout the county, there are other nonprofit organizations that are offering child care services. While fees and times of service vary, parents should contact their local Ys (YMCA/YWCA), Boys and Girls Clubs, Children Centers, etc.