Tarrytown–Dawn Meyerski, Executive Director of Mount Kisco Child Care Center, was one of four Joey Award honorees for 2015 at a recent breakfast event for the Child Care Council of Westchester. The Champions for Children and Joey Awards were presented to individuals and organizations who demonstrate an unwavering commitment to bright futures for children by creating or funding life-changing programs and initiatives. 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 and acknowledge professional care providers and community leaders who make outstanding contributions to child care and quality of life for children and working parents.
Ms. Meyerski began her career with MKCCC in 1983, when she was Head Teacher for the Preschool Program. She left in 1988 to become Lead Teacher for the Astor Early Childhood Programs/Head Start in Poughkeepsie, New York and in 1996 she was named Assistant Director/Teacher at the Precious People Early Learning Center in Westfield, New Jersey. Ms. Meyerski returned to Mount Kisco Child Care Center in 1998 as the Program Director and was named Executive Director in January 2014.
Dawn’s commitment to ensuring high quality care and education for children in the community, regardless of ability to pay, is paramount. She works tirelessly as an advocate for all children (and their families), helping them maximize their full potential in every aspect of development. Dawn is the Co-President of the Westchester Early Childhood Directors Association and was recently invited to join the Advisory Board of “Parents As Teachers,” a collaboration with the Bedford Central School District and Neighbor’s Link to help low-income area Hispanic/Latino families prepare their children for kindergarten.
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 www.facebook.com/MKCCC and www.twitter.com/MKCCC10549 for the latest news and updates.