Raise the eligibility for family assistance to pay for child care to families making up to $136,250 (for a family of four) and capping child care costs at no more than 7% of household income
Decouple child care assistance from hours of work across the state, making assistance available for parents who work variable and non-traditional hours
Require automatic rate increases across the state, increasing reimbursement rates when the market rate increases
Pay child care assistance to providers based on the number of children they have enrolled so they are compensated when a child is temporarily absent
Ensure access to child care assistance for all New York children who are otherwise eligible, without exception
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.