Goal: The child care system in New York needs greater public investment to ensure care is accessible to all families who seek it and the vitally important child care workforce is paid a sustaining wage.
Solution: Transition New York to a system that appropriately compensates child care educators for the essential work they do through a three-phase process.
Why It Works: Raising workforce compensation in the child care sector will pay off with higher workforce participation, economic stimulation, and long-term success of children who get a better start in their early childhood education and out of school time.
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.