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  • Spotlight

Champions of Child Care publicly recognizes child care workers in Dutchess and Putnam Counties who, despite low wages and long hours, have chosen to care for over 10,000 children so their parents can work or attend school. The work they do enables over 300 Dutchess and Putnam County businesses to continue operating with employees who can devote their attention to their work because they have the assurance that their children are lovingly cared for by child care professionals.

Champions of Child Care will recognize child care workers for milestones of years in the early care and education field and for educational achievements. To celebrate the value of the daily work of the child care workers, special awards will be presented to those who were nominated by parents or peers for outstanding performance. City and County dignitaries also honor the child care professionals for their valuable contributions to the community.

  • Provider Nominations
    Provider Nominations

    Nomination Deadline: April 5, 2024

    Are you looking for a way to honor your child care provider? Do you want to say thank you in a special way?
    Don't keep your favorite child care provider a secret! Let us know how special they are.

    Can I buy a ticket for my child care provider? Absolutely! What a great way to say thank you.

  • Purchase your Champions Tickets
    Purchase your Champions Tickets

    Who can come?

    Anyone and everyone is welcome! Champions of Child Care celebrates ALL child care providers - from ALL modalities of care! Bring your family or invite the families that attend your program to join us in celebrating YOU!

    Can I buy a ticket for my child care provider? Absolutely! What a great way to say thank you.

    What is the cost? $50.00 per person

  • Milestone/Education Awards
    Milestone/Education Awards

    Are you a child care provider in Dutchess or Putnam County?

    It is fitting that we publicly recognize child care providers and programs for significant educational achievements, milestone years of service, and outstanding contributions in the early care and education field. In order to do that, we ask that you complete the form below for ANY individual in your program that has earned an education degree and/or reached a five-year anniversary milestone, since 2023 as well as list your program if you have earned accreditation.

  • Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities

    As part of a local business, you may be aware of the significant, positive impact that quality child care has in our community. Local businesses experience less absenteeism when employees have reliable, quality child care. Employers benefit from increased productivity and happier, more content staff knowing their children are safe and well cared for.

    We offer you the opportunity to be part of this event either through a sponsorship opportunity or by placing an advertisement in our event program. As part of the Champions of Child Care Celebration, we also hold a large raffle and invite you to contribute a basket representing your business.

    By supporting this annual event and the Child Care Council of Dutchess and Putnam, you show your commitment to children, child care providers and to building strong communities and futures.