The Country Children’s Center (CCC) has been selected to receive an Employment Development Award from Westchester ARC for partnering with the organization to hire an individual with a developmental disability.
CCC’s Katonah site director Noreen Cotter will accept the award at WARC’s annual Employee Recognition Breakfast set for April 28 at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown.
“We have employed Matt Moriarty, who is 21 years old and has Down Syndrome, since June of 2010,” said Ms. Cotter. “Matt works in the kitchen at our Katonah child care site. He has become part of our family here at the Country Children’s Center. The kids love him, the staff loves him and we don’t know what we would do without him.”
Mr. Moriarty is a participant in Westchester ARC’s adult program.
‘We are fortunate to have a strong foundation of employers like the Country Childrens Center,” said Stephen DeMarco, co-chair of the Employer Recognition Breakfast. “This award recognizes the contribution the Country Children’s Center has made to further the opportunities for the citizens of this county with developmental disabilities.”
The Country Children’s Center, founded 45 years ago, and is the largest child care provider in Westchester County, caring for more than 400 children at five sites in Northern Westchester County. CCC provides child care for children from infancy through elementary school and also offers before and after care for the Katonah-Lewisboro and Bedford school districts.
“We are very excited to receive this award,” said Ms. Cotter. “Matt is a valuable employee and we want to keep him m as long as we can.”