City Council leaders are demanding higher pre-K wages — and it could lead to a budget showdown

June 7th, 2019

New York City Council leaders say they will refuse to approve a city budget this month unless it raises salaries for community-based pre-K providers to match those of teachers at public schools.

Campaign for Children holds City Hall rally for pre-K funding parity

June 7th, 2019

The ongoing dispute between community-based providers of pre-K and the Department of Education regarding inequitable funding within the city’s Pre-K for All program wound its way to the steps of City Hall on Thursday morning.

Get involved in the Salary Parity Week of Action

June 4th, 2019

Check out our social media toolkit for our Salary Parity Week of Action!

Some New York City pre-K teachers set to walk off the job in scaled-back strike

April 29th, 2019

Thousands of pre-K teachers in New York City are set to strike on Thursday, but the union representing educators who work in community-run centers stopped short of calling for all of its 7,500 members to walk off the job.

Teachers …

Children, Parents, Providers, and Advocates Return to City Hall to Demand Funding for After-School & Summer Programs

April 25th, 2019

Rally follows the City Council’s support for both programs in its response to the Mayor’s Preliminary Budget

NEW YORK – April 24, 2019 – Students, parents, providers, and advocates rallied at City Hall today to urge Mayor de Blasio to …

“Every year we go through this”

April 5th, 2019


They are done with the dance.


Chanting “Don’t be a bummer, save our summer,” public school students and service providers assembled at City Hall on March 28 to urge Mayor Bill de Blasio to protect summer camp funding …

Pre-K Teachers Weigh Strike As Pay Disparity Persists

April 4th, 2019

At a recent rally on the steps of City Hall, teachers, parents and preschoolers held signs saying “Equal Pay for Equal Work.”

The teachers said the problem came down to simple math.

As the city expands free pre-school programs to …

Big Problems for Universal Pre-K

April 1st, 2019

Thousands of unionized city pre-K teachers have authorized a strike, tentatively set for May 2, over the issue of pay equity. They’ve got a real gripe — and it’s hardly the only problem with what’s easily Mayor de Blasio’s …

NYC Families, Providers, and Advocates Head to City Hall to Expand After-School & Protect Summer Programs

March 28th, 2019

NYC Families, Providers, and Advocates Head to City Hall to Expand After-School & Protect Summer Programs

34,000 middle school students again at risk of losing access to summer camp

New York, NY – March 28, 2019 – Families, providers, and …

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