Mount Kisco Child Care Center (MKCCC) is a not-for-profit child care organization. It was established in 1971 after a study by the Village of Mt. Kisco and Interfaith Council of Mt. Kisco. The Center opened its doors in 1971 to 25 three- and four-year old children in rented classroom spaces. Today, the Center cares for over 145 children, ages three months to twelve years of age, throughout the year.
We now have a modern, state-of-the-art facility, built in 2002. With over 20,000 square feet of living space, the Center features growth and learning opportunities for every child in a cozy setting with the warmth and security of home. In addition our 7,500 square feet of outdoor play space is perfect for everything from picnics to gardening. My Second Home, a Family Services of Westchester program for local seniors is located within the Center.
We provide high quality, affordable childcare and early education to a diverse group of children in a safe, healthy environment. The goal of the Center is to promote each child’s intellectual, physical, emotional and social development emphasizing feelings of self-esteem. With ethnic, social and cultural diversity, our student body benefits all the children and the community as a whole.
Mount Kisco Child Care Center is licensed by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services. The MKCCC Board of Directors is responsible for decisions on matters of admission and tuition, budget and finance, fundraising, publicity, long range planning, personnel and scholarship assistance for families. The Board consists solely of volunteers, local community leaders and members, educators and professionals as well as parents of the Center. The Board meets eleven times a year, including an Annual Meeting which is open to all interested parents and friends. The Annual Meeting is held every April.
We rely on several sources of funding: tuition, grants, county subsidies for eligible families, as well as community and individual contributions. As a not-for-profit agency, tuition and fees do not cover the costs of operation. A continuous effort is necessary to close the gap between income and expenses. A Letter of Appeal by mail is an annual activity of the Board of Directors. Other events are organized and conducted by parents and staff have been successful in providing additional scholarship funds. Scholarship support for the children is based on need and financial capability of each family.