by Pete Nabozny, Director of Policy, The Children’s Agenda
The Children’s Agenda is pleased to help lead Raising NY, a diverse statewide coalition of parent, early childhood, education, civil rights, business, and health organizations. This coalition is dedicated to increasing the number of children birth to age three who are on track for school readiness. This coalition recently commissioned a poll of families in New York State with children birth to age 3 to assess how their lives have changed since the onset of COVID-19. The findings from the poll, released today, should be alarming to anyone concerned about the well-being of young children in our community.
The poll conducted by the polling firm Global Strategy Group, also identifies resources parents of young children overwhelmingly support. This includes support for:
Read more at Raisingnewyork.org
Young children, thankfully, appear less likely to suffer the physical effects of COVID-19. However, infants and toddlers are still among our most vulnerable citizens and are suffering greatly from the effects of this crisis. All of us, especially all levels of government, need to increase efforts to get more resources to families in need.
The Children’s Agenda advocates for effective policies and drives evidenced-based solutions for the health, education and success of children. We are especially committed to children who are vulnerable because of poverty, racism, health inequities and trauma.