Every Child Healthy, Safe And Prepared For Life's Challenges

In our county, one in four children has no health insurance. For additional stats, use our Westchester's Children By the Numbers DataFinder
In our county, one in four children has no health insurance. For additional stats, use our Westchester's Children By the Numbers DataFinder
In our county, one in four children has no health insurance. For additional stats, use our Westchester's Children By the Numbers DataFinder

The Voice for Westchester's Children Since 1914

2014 Advocacy Breakfast and Kathryn Wasserman Davis Lecture

Wednesday, March 12th 8AM
The Power is in Our Hands: Building a Better Future for Westchester's Children with Marian Wright Edelman

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WCA has remained steadfast in its mission:
To improve the lives of Westchester's children by shaping policies and programs to meet their needs.

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Recent Data Reports

Demographic & Economic Profile by Municipality (Interactive Map)
Maternal and Infant Well-Being by Municipality
(Interactive Map)
2012 Third Grade ELA & Math by School District
(Interactive Map)
Children Zero to Six
Disconnected Data, Disconnected Youth (PDF)
Fast Facts: Westchester's Youngest (PDF)
School Elections by School District (2012) (PDF)
Westchester: The Next Generation

Recent Publications

Child Watch - The WCA Newsletter: January 2014 (PDF)
Dreams Deferred... Reconnecting Youth to School, Work, and Community (PDF)
Making Ends Meet (PDF)

Speak Out for Youth Forum Report (PDF)
2012 Annual Report (PDF)

Born Learning
WCA Partners with United Way of Westchester and Putnam

Born Learning is a public engagement campaign that helps parents, grandparents, and caregivers explore ways to turn everyday moments into fun learning opportunities.

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KidPins & Kid Magnets

These hand-crafted colorful pins and magnets are a great gift idea for anyone who works with or cares about children and youth!  Each is unique, but weighs half an ounce and is 2-3" inches tall. Call 914.946.7676 x307 or e-mail wca@wca4kids.org to pick up in person.

$20 each / $5 shipping | Purchase Online

News & Updates

NEW! Let's Take the Kids to a Show!

For the 10th year, WCA is asking for your help to treat youngsters in foster care - or otherwise in need - to a great time at a great show. NEW THIS YEAR: Participating kids will learn about educational resources available at Westchester Community College!

Donate now | More Information (PDF) | About the Show

2014 Children By the Numbers
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How are Westchester's children faring?  We're excited to announce our release of a data brief on the state of Westchester's children and youth, including information on poverty, education, health, and well-being. The publication has been made possible by a grant from Westchester Community Foundation. 

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What's Your ACE Score?

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) have long-term effects on health, learning, and lifelong wellbeing.  Learn more about ACEs and how we can protect our children.

ACEs Power Point | ACEs Handout | Video from Center on the Developing Child

Raise the Age New York

See the newest publication from our partners at Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy.  Our state is one of only two that prosecutes 16 year-olds as adults. With support from the Tow Foundation, WCA is working with partners throughout New York State to Raise the Age.

Fact Sheet | Petition | Raise the Age NY | Videos
| Other Resources

Mayors and Supervisors Action Challenge

Endorsed by the Westchester Municipal Officials Association (WMOA), WCA's Mayors' and Supervisors' Action Challenge has been met by White Plains, the Town of Pelham, Peekskill, New Rochelle, Harrison, Yonkers, South Salem, the Town of Greenburgh, Mt. Vernon, Cortlandt Manor, and Mamaroneck.  Will your town be next?

Sign on (PDF) | More information (PDF) | WMOA Endorsement

Health Care Reform for Children and Families: What's Next for New York

Starting October 1st, New Yorkers can apply to enroll in health insurance through the online exchange, NY State of Health. Check out the Mid-Hudson Valley Fact Sheet HERE and CLICK HERE to find a Health Navigator near you. The Children's Defense Fund in New York has also prepared The Affordable Care Act: A Toolkit for Community Advocates.

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Second Chances: Connecting Youth to School, Work & Community

This video is part of WCA’s Connecting Youth Project, which seeks to understand the causes and remedies for the plight of “disconnected youth,” young people between the ages of 16 and 24 who are not in school, not employed, and not productively engaged in developmentally appropriate activities.

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