This area offers places and people who bring peace of mind to busy working parents who may not have their own sitter, or who may need additional care for their child or children. Here are a few affordable options that many in the community rely on and value enormously.
Chappaqua Children’s Workshop (CCW)
CCW provides an exciting educational experience for children before and after school in the Chappaqua School District. The educational programming is geared to helping each child gain confidence, independence, and a positive self-image. CCW serves children from elementary schools: Grafflin, Roaring Brook and Westorchard (additional separate programs available for middle school students). For more information, visit ccwkids.org.
Mount Kisco Child Care Center (MKCCC)
Established in 1971, MKCCC provides high quality, affordable care and early education to a diverse group of children in a safe and healthy environment. MKCCC, a non-profit organization, cares daily for 145 children, ages three months to 11 years in a modern, state-of-the-art facility. An 8-week, full-day summer camp is offered for school-aged children in Kindergarten–5th Grade. MKCCC’s award-winning curriculum includes a Feed Me Fresh garden-to-table nutritional program and intergenerational programming with My Second Home. With over 20,000 square feet of living space, the Center features growth and learning opportunities in a cozy setting with the warmth and security of home. In addition, 7,500 square feet of outdoor play space is perfect for everything from picnics to gardening. For more information, visit mkccc.org.
Oak Lane Child Care Center
Year-round, full-day program founded in 1972 by a group of working parents from the Pleasantville Cottage School. The organization began as a community of families and staff working together to create the best environment for the children and officially opened in Chappaqua in 1982. Oak Lane offers four classes in its Center. The Toddler classroom accommodates children who range in age from 18 months to 3 years. In three Pre-K classrooms–two for children between the ages of three and four, and one for children four-turning-five. Nutritious meal plan provided by our on-site chef. For more information, visit oaklaneccc.org.
A Note about PRESCHOOL and KINDERGARTEN
Many move to Chappaqua with their youngest in tow, or soon to be in tow, seeking excellent preschool options too. Prior to elementary school, the district offers full-day kindergarten. Fortunately, quality preschool choices abound too from the many programs found in area houses of worship to private and not for profit options. Be sure to schedule visits and meet with the preschool director and take a tour to find the best fit for your child and for your family.