Harbor Child Care executive director honored


Dr. Arnold Goldberg has been chosen by the Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce as its pick for the Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce’s Businessperson of the Year. He was honored on Oct. 20 at the Crest Hollow Country Club.

Goldberg has been the executive director of Harbor Child Care since 2015, working to oversee six centers, 300 staff, and approximately 1,000 students, overseeing a budget of $10 million. One of the centers is in Glen Cove.

“Glen Cove is a unique community in Nassau County with its broad-based cultural, ethnic, religious and socio-economic diversity,” Goldberg said. “People choose to live, work and attend school in Glen Cove intentionally because of this special quality. Among the multiple of magnificent community organizations, the Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce is alert to what Glen Cove currently is and how it is evolving.”

Before taking on the position of executive director, Goldberg was the senior director of human resources for Harbor Child Care for nearly four years. He was responsible for staffing, performance management, employee relations, compensation and benefits and leadership development.

Prior to coming to Harbor Child Care, he was a teacher, coach, principal, director and assistant superintendent in the public schools’ system. In addition, he has been an adjunct professor of educational administration for over 30 years and currently teaches at Stony Brook University.

Goldberg is proud to be a member of the Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce. “Under the first-rate leadership of its President Hender Alvarado, the chamber is an active participant in the growth of the City of Glen Cove,” he said. “The chamber's recognition of the efforts Harbor Child Care has made and will continue to make to contribute to our growth is most appreciated. On behalf of our Board of Directors and superb staff I am honored to have been selected by the Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce as Businessperson of the Year."