The Child Care Council of Nassau celebrated its 50th anniversary earlier this month with a gala event at Oheka Castle in Huntington.
The event honored partners and champions of child care, including Matt Cohen, president and CEO of the Long Island Association, Anissa Danielle Moore, Nassau County deputy county executive for Health and Human Services, and Robin Beller, who has served as the Long Island regional manager at the New York State Office of Children and Family Services since 2004.
“Quality, accessible, and affordable child care is essential to a thriving economy, and I thank the Child Care Council of Nassau for their tireless work to support working families and our next generation,” said Cohen, who spearheads the LIA’s programs that support small businesses and to expand child care options. “I am honored by this recognition and look forward to continuing to partner with them to achieve our mutual goals.”
Moore, also a Nassau Community College professor, has launched programs to provide after-school education and enrichment for children and to support women in business.
Beller has continuously demonstrated a passion to develop strong relationships with the child care provider community and to ensure the best for children, staff and programs.
“We congratulate all of our honorees for their significant contributions to advance child care services on Long Island and beyond,” said Joy Connolly, executive director of CCCN. “The need to make high-quality, affordable child care available to all is one of the foremost challenges facing our region, and we are so grateful to our honorees for their unwavering support and commitment to Long Island’s most important resource: our children.”