Mt. Kisco, NY – (November 18, 2010) – Mount Kisco Child Care Center today announced that Dottie Jordan is commemorating 25 years as Executive Director there. Since joining MKCCC, Jordan has lent her expertise to developing the Center’s educational curriculum, growing the organization and establishing award-winning programs.
In her role as Executive Director, Jordan has doubled the size of the program from 75 children to 160, introduced an Infant Care Program and helped to raise $5 million toward scholarship assistance for families in need.
Jordan was instrumental in instituting the JEWEL (Joining Elders with Early Learners) Intergenerational Program, which brings children and older adults together to learn, nurture each other and develop meaningful relationships. The program is a collaborative effort between MKCCC and Family Services of Westchester’s My Second Home, which shares MKCCC’s facility. JEWEL was awarded one of five Intergenerational Shared Site Best Practice Awards from Met Life and Generations United last year.
She also played a key role in developing Feed Me Fresh, the sustainable nutrition program designed to increase the level of appreciation for a healthy diet at an early age. The Annual Feed Me Fresh fundraiser highlights the Center’s commitment to community-based programming by educating families about healthy choices, while simultaneously showcasing the work of local chefs, farmers and artisans.
“I am so proud of MKCCC and the initiatives we have developed here. Although we have grown significantly over the last quarter-century, our mission has stayed the same. Our keystone is providing high quality, affordable childcare in a safe and healthy setting,” said Jordan.
While the scope of her responsibilities has changed since she started at the Center, Jordan remains as committed to parents, staff and children as she was in her early years. “Every decision we make, whether it’s about our facility, our fundraising or our programming, still focuses entirely on the children,” Jordan said.
About Mount Kisco Child Care Center:
Mount Kisco Child Care Center is a licensed nonprofit, nonsectarian childcare facility that has served the working families of Northern Westchester since 1971. MKCCC provides exceptional and affordable, early-care and education to a diverse group of children three months to five years. The Center’s expanded school-age program serves children up to 12 years of age.