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Mount Kisco Child Care Center Gets $215,000 At Fundraiser

The Mount Kisco Child Care Center raised $215,000 at its annual fund-raiser.
The Mount Kisco Child Care Center raised $215,000 at its annual fund-raiser. Photo Credit: Contributed

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- The Mount Kisco Child Care Center recently held its ninth annual "Feed Me Fresh: An Edible Evening" at Eric Hadar's Ivanna Farms in Bedford Corners, raising $215,000.

More than 300 people attended the event with proceeds helping support the center's scholarship fund, enabling the center to further its mission of providing high quality, affordable childcare and early education to a diverse group of children in a safe, healthy environment.

The event honored Dottie Jordan, the center's executive director, who is retiring after nearly 30 years with the center; the late Grace Marwell, who was a founding member of the Center; and the entire Marwell family which has generously supported the center for more than four decades.

Feed Me Fresh is Mount Kisco Child Care Center'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.

The Mount Kisco Child Care Center is a non-profit,  child-care facility serving families in Northern Westchester since 1971. It is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

For information, visit the Mount Kisco Child Care Center website .

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