Mt Kisco, NY – (May 22, 2013) –The Child Care Council of Westchester, Inc. held its 2013 Awards Breakfast on Friday, May 17, 2013 at The Crowne Plaza Hotel in White Plains, NY. The Champion for Children and Joey Awards were presented to exceptional early care and education professionals as well as individuals and organizations that have opened up opportunities for children. The Awards Breakfast is The Council’s annual opportunity to thank those who work so hard to prepare children for learning and success in school. Ruth Goodman, LCSW, and the social worker for the Mount Kisco Child Care Center, was one of six Joey Award honorees for 2013.
Throughout her career, Ruth has been an advocate for disadvantaged families, helping them obtain Medicaid, NYS Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and all the other services that were challenging to obtain for non-English speaking immigrants and low-income people. Ruth’s understanding of subsidy rules and regulations has been invaluable. Ruth goes out of her way to assist every parent that comes to her program to obtain financial assistance. She helps them fill out applications for subsidy, gathers required documents and follows the application through its completion.
Ruth’s determination to have every child experience quality child care has led her to be an activist at meetings held with Department of Social Services. Ruth assists those individuals with immigrant status to work through regulations that will allow their child(ren), if possible, to be able to enroll in our program. Prior to Ruth’s serving at MKCCC, she was Clinical Coordinator for Social Work for the Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery at Beth Israel Medical Center.
About Mount Kisco Child Care Center: Mount Kisco Child Care Center (MKCCC) is a non-profit, NAEYC-accredited childcare facility serving families in Northern Westchester communities 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. Our experienced and professional teachers, along with our curriculum and innovative programs, such as JEWEL (MKCCC’s Intergenerational Program) and Feed Me Fresh (MKCCC’s garden-to-table, sustainable nutrition program) create a childhood experience like no other.
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 facebook and twitter for the latest news and updates.