Letter: Immediate action needed to address contract and payment delays in Early Care & Education system

August 10th, 2021

Dear Mayor de Blasio:

We write to urgently request your assistance in making crucially needed funding available to
non-profit organizations with contracts under Department of Education’s Birth-to-Five and Head
Start/ Early Head Start RFPs. These contracts began on July 1, …

Campaign for Children Statement on the City Adopted Budget for FY 2022

July 1st, 2021

New York: July 1, 2021- The Campaign for Children, a coalition of more than 150 organizations working towards high-quality early childhood education and after-school programs for every child in New York City released the following statement on the NYC FY …

NYC Lacks Full Workday Year-Round Child Care Options for Working Parents

June 24th, 2021

Publicly funded early care and education is a lifeline for working parents in the city, allowing caregivers to pursue career opportunities and provide for their families, while children benefit from licensed and high-quality early education settings. Mayor de Blasio’s FY …

NYC’s Child Care Affordability Crisis Displaces Women and Households with Low Incomes from the Labor Force

June 24th, 2021

As the city reopens and our economy begins to recover from the pandemic, it is crucial that we support parents, particularly Black and Latino New Yorkers, women and communities of color who have been disproportionately impacted by the economic downturn, …

Letter: Support Needed for Summer Rising Program

June 22nd, 2021

We write today as youth serving providers, advocates, and community-based organizations to call on the
Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) and the Department of Education (DOE) to
immediately address underfunding in the new Summer Rising program. Without increased …

Letter: Immediate Actions Needed to Stabilize New York City’s Child Care Sector and Support Working Families

June 17th, 2021

We write today as child care providers, advocates, and community-based organizations to call on the Department of Education (DOE) and City to immediately rectify various issues that have arisen in the City’s contracted and publicly funded early care and education …

Cuomo said camps can reopen June 29, but programs for thousands of low-income New Yorkers might not have the funding

June 4th, 2020

Directors at city-funded summer camps felt a spark of hope this week: Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that day camps could open June 29, as New York begins its phased-in reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic.

But these providers, who serve thousands …

FundYouthNYC Finance Testimony

May 22nd, 2020

For the May 21 Executive Budget Hearing, the Campaign for Children collected and submitted testimony from youth and youth providers who would be impacted by the elimination of COMPASS, SONYC, Beacons and Cornerstones.

NYC Families, Youth Organizations Brace for Summer Without Camp

May 19th, 2020

The Daily News reports that at least 175,000 city youth would be without plans this summer thanks to proposed cuts to summer camps. Some parents, fearful of kids sitting bored at home for months, and with few childcare options, are considering drastic measures.

Impact of Budget Cuts on Summer Programs

May 19th, 2020

NY1's Cheryl Willis interviewed Sandra Escamilla-Davies from Children's Aid about the important role youth programs will play for young people and their families this summer in light of the current pandemic.
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