A Message from Rossmery Dais

I hope that you are enjoying the seasons’ change and the spirit of renewal that spring brings. Spring is also a time for us here at the 1199SEIU Child Care Funds and Corporation to look back at all the wonderful things we have accomplished and to look forward to the start of the busy summer program season.

Our team understands the challenges of managing work and family life, including accessing affordable, quality child-care and youth programs. Our organization was founded on the notion that if working parents are not worried about their children’s care, they can better focus on their work. This is especially true for the important work of our everyday healthcare heroes.

This past year we celebrated 30 years of the 1199SEIU Child Care Funds. For three decades we have provided quality services to over 400,000 children and families. We look forward to continuing our mission of helping working families access quality and affordable child-care and youth programs for many more! As we move forward with the worst of COVID-19 behind us, we remain committed to providing your families with nurturing and enriching child-care programs and resources in this new day and age.

In this newsletter you will find informative articles about our programs, including how we’re engaging our youth through WorkForce 2000 and the Youth Mentoring Program and helping them create memories with the Holiday Sleep-away Camp Program. You’ll also see what our younger learners are up to at the Future of America Learning Center in the Bronx with a look at this year’s 27th Annual Science Fair. We were also back in person for our 15th Annual Care for Kids Gala this past December and had our work featured in a Fortune.com podcast.
I hope you find the contents of this newsletter valuable, and I look forward to continuing our mission of providing quality, affordable child-care benefits, programs and services to our working families.


Rossmery Dais

Executive Director, 1199SEIU Child Care Funds

President, 1199SEIU/Employer Child Care Corporation