June 23, 2011
LIA President & CEO Speaks at the Child Care Council of Suffolk's Annual Meeting
LIA President and CEO Kevin S. Law spoke at the June 10, 2011 annual meeting for the Child Care Council of Suffolk about the importance of the child care industry and the impact it has oh Long Island business.
CHILD CARE IS GOOD FOR LONG ISLAND BUSINESS
Annual Meeting Honors Commissioner of Suffolk County DSS Gregory Blass and Honorable Jon Cooper,
LIA President and CEO Kevin Law Delivers Keynote
(Commack, NY, June 22, 2011) – The Child Care Council of Suffolk, Inc. held its annual meeting on June 10, 2011, at Touro Law Center in Central Islip, NY. More than 125 Suffolk and Nassau County child care advocates, legislators, providers, business and community members were in attendance. The Council also appointed three new members to serve on their Board of Directors – Lauren Baron, Senior Director/Advisor, Global Business Operations, CA Technologies; Liza Burby, Publisher, Long Island Parent magazine; and Steve Zimmer, an Attorney in private practice and an NFL Game Official.
The Annual Meeting was highlighted by an informative address by LIA President and CEO Kevin Law who described child care as good for Long Island business. With the child care industry ranked as the fourth largest employer on Long Island and more than 70 percent of mothers working outside the home today, the need for high-quality, affordable child care is increasingly important to the Long Island business community, now and in the future. "Every dollar spent on child care in an investment in Long Island''s future, Law stated. "Tomorrow''s workforce is today''s children."
This year, Child Care Council Executive Director Janet Walerstein was pleased to present the Outstanding Supporter Award to two local leaders – Gregory J. Blass and Honorable Jon Cooper – in recognition of their personal and professional commitment to assisting Long Island children and families. Blass currently serves as Commissioner of the Suffolk County Department of Social Services as well as Chair of the Suffolk County Task Force to Prevent Family Violence. Hon. Jon Cooper serves as the Majority Leader of the Suffolk County Legislature – a position which he has held for five consecutive terms. He also has run Spectronics Corporation, a manufacturing company, since 1978.
From left: Commissioner of Suffolk County Department of Social Services Gregory Blass, Child Care Council Executive Director Janet Walerstein, Honorable Jon Cooper, and LIA President and CEO Kevin Law at the Council''s Annual Meeting
About Child Care Council of Suffolk, Inc.
Child Care Council of Suffolk, Inc. is the not-for-profit planning and coordinating agency dedicated to making child care work for all Suffolk County''s diverse communities. Through advocacy, education, and resource and referral, the Council takes a leadership role in supporting children, families, providers, employers, and the public to ensure that quality child care takes its place as an integral part of society. http://www.childcaresuffolk.org/