Mt. Kisco, NY – (October 9, 2018) – Mount Kisco Child Care Center (MKCCC) held its 14th Annual Feed Me Fresh: An Edible Evening on Saturday, September 22nd. The event was hosted by Eric Hadar at his Ivanna Farms estate in Bedford Corners, NY and raised more than $245,000 for the Center’s need-based scholarship program. A sold-out event for the 4th consecutive year, three hundred and fifty guests enjoyed live music, courtesy of local band The Shaves, and delicious tasting menus from top local area restaurants. Approximately half of the 140 children at the Center receive financial support to help provide access to quality child care for working families.
This year, MKCCC was delighted to honor board member and dear friend, Doris Seidlitz. Since moving to Pound Ridge in 1971, Doris has dedicated her time to many local causes, including the Katonah Museum of Art, Caramoor, and the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women. Mount Kisco Child Care Center has been Doris’ major volunteer interest for much of the past 10 years. Since 1977, Doris has enjoyed an active career in local real estate. The Center was also very happy to honor the Mount Kisco Chamber of Commerce. Today and since its founding in 1965, the Chamber cultivates the unique relationship between commerce and community in our vibrant town. Additionally, MKCCC was pleased to recognize the many contributions of one of its Founding Members, Martha Nierenberg. MKCCC opened its doors in 1971 with just a handful of children and a very small staff in rented basement space in the United Methodist Church of Mount Kisco. Martha was there at the beginning and served as MKCCC Board Treasurer for the first 15 years. The Center’s current home on Radio Circle would not have been possible without the incredible generosity of the Nierenbergs. Martha has always been an active leader and volunteer in the Northern Westchester Community. She has served on numerous boards, including Westchester Community College, Visiting Nurse Association of Hudson Valley and Northern Westchester Hospital, to name a few.
Feed Me Fresh is MKCCC’s garden-to-table, sustainable nutrition program designed to increase the level of appreciation for healthy foods and healthy choices for children at an early age. In 2008, based on the innovative Feed Me Fresh program, Mount Kisco Child Care Center was designated the first slow food school in Westchester by Slow Food USA.
About Mount Kisco Child Care Center:
Mount Kisco Child Care Center is a non-profit, NAEYC-accredited childcare facility serving families in Northern Westchester since 1971. MKCCC provides exceptional and affordable early care and education to a diverse group of children from three months to eleven years of age. Experienced and professional teachers, an innovative curriculum, unique programs, such as the JEWEL Intergenerational Program and Feed Me Fresh, its garden-to-table, sustainable nutrition program, and a state of the art facility contribute to create an incomparable early childhood education experience.
MKCCC is located at 95 Radio Circle, Mount Kisco, NY. For additional information, please visit www.mkccc.org or call (914) 241-2135. Follow MKCCC on www.facebook.com/MKCCC and www.twitter.com/MKCCC10549 for the latest news and updates.