Policy brief explaining how New York can make assistance paying for child care more readily available to families by making families who are enrolled in other programs categorically eligible for child care assistance.
Report detailing how New York can better help families pay for child care, making it more affordable
Our testimony given to the Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on the 2024-2025 state budget for Human Services, focused on funding for child care
Policy brief explaining why New York must raise compensation for child care providers and how the transition can be accomplished through a three-phase process
Report on child care closures in New York during the pandemic and its impact on families and the child care workforce
Interactive map that gives child care fact sheets for 57 counties in New York including number of programs, how many children can be served, and workforce compensation
Fact sheet explaining how Monroe County shortened wait times for help paying for child care
Fact sheet highlighting the impact the COVID-19 pandemic had on child care in New York including how many programs closed
We are working to make sure out kids are safe and thriving. Families should have plenty of options and round-the-clock support to access the care they need. Those who care for our children should be paid well so their families can thrive, too.
To make this happen, we are advocating for policies that increase compensation and benefits for the child care workforce and increase the availability for evening, night and weekend care.
Everyone should have access to the child care they need. We must look after those who look after our kids, making sure child care workers are paid well and valued for their work.
To make this happen, we are advocating to shorten the time families wait for child care assistance and ending denial of child care assistance based on immigration status.
Children should be able to take pride in themselves. Child care and early childhood education should celebrate and cultivate the diversity of children’s minds, bodies and souls.
To make this happen, we are advocating for more access for children with developmental delays and disabilities.
Child care should help families feel rested and cared for. They should have time for themselves and their families. Families should feel a deep sense of love, pride and support, like their whole community is in their corner.
To make this happen, we are advocating for more flexibility for parents who receive child care assistance so they can use child care outside of work hours for things like medical appointments, job interviews, and errands.
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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.