Facts

INFOGRAPHIC: Massive Disparity in Salaries for the Early Childhood Education Workforce

Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York released an infographic on behalf of the Campaign for Children illustrating the salary disparities between early childhood teachers in Community Based Organizations (CBO) and Department of Education schools. With nearly two-thirds of universal pre-K sites at CBOs, the divide threatens the stability of the City’s early childhood education system.

See the infographic HERE

Map of Summer Programming Cuts

The FY2019 Preliminary Budget once again cuts the $20.35 million needed to ensure children enrolled in after-school programs have a safe and developmentally stimulating place to be while their parents are at work in July and August. Notably, all after-school slots, except those part of the de Blasio middle school expansion, include summer programming.

View a map of where the proposed cuts are located throughout the city.

Public Opinion Poll on Child Care

Citizens’ Committee for Children engaged Global Strategy Group and Fenton Communications to execute a public opinion poll on behalf of the C4C. The poll found that the overwhelming majority of New Yorkers want to see increased funding for high-quality early childhood education, after-school and summer programs for their children, even if it means increasing taxes.

Review the poll’s findings.

FY18 Priorities for Executive Budget

During the budget negotiations in 2017, C4C supported the early childhood education system and after-school and summer programs. C4C also urged the Administration and the City Council to take additional steps to preserve, strengthen, and expand early childhood education, after-school, and summer programs.

Check out executive budget priorities.

FY18 Priorities for Preliminary Budget

C4C identified priorities from the preliminary budget to inform winter/spring 2017 City Budget advocacy. Priorities C4C supported included additional funding for summer programming and Beacon Community Centers and the proposal to address contract underfunding, and also identified additional opportunities to strengthen the early childhood education system and after-school and summer programs.

See the preliminary budget priorities.

Strengthening New York City’s Early Childhood Education & After-School Systems: Transition Plan Update and Platform

The Campaign updated its Transition Plan to recognize accomplishments to date and draw attention to the outstanding early childhood education and after-school needs. This updated transition plan became the platform for the Campaign and was shared with the de Blasio Administration, the Public Advocate, the Comptroller, the City Council Members, and the Borough Presidents.

Read the transition plan.

Losing the Best: Community Based Organizations Outperform Public Schools in Providing High-Quality Early Childhood Education but Face Instability due to Funding Disparities

From 2014-16, the City and community-based providers have worked with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration to expand access to high-quality programs for the youngest New Yorkers. But these very same community based providers who have made Pre-K for All a success are struggling to keep programs open and retain excellent staff.

Learn more in a report by United Neighborhood Houses on behalf of the Campaign for Children.


2013 Reports and Statements

REPORT: Cuts to Child Care and After-School Will Force Parents Out of the Workforce

A report from Campaign for Children based on nearly 6,000 surveys of working parents finds that the City’s proposed cuts of more than $130 million to child care and after-school programs would force parents out of the workforce. 95% percent of surveyed parents said that they rely on access to these programs to keep their jobs.

Read the report HERE

With Mayor’s Executive Budget, NYC is Moving Backwards

A  report released by the Campaign for Children details how Mayor Bloomberg’s plan to make sweeping cuts to child care and after-school programs is defying the national imperative, laid out by the Obama Administration, to increase funding to these essential programs – especially for low-income children. NYC, where there are more children than any other city in the US, is moving backwards in terms of improving outcomes for children.

Read the report HERE

Fact Sheet on Bloomberg’s Executive Budget

On May 2, 2013 Mayor Bloomberg released his final executive budget — and, failed to restore a cent of funding for the city’s children.

See the fact sheet HERE

Cuts to Out-of-School-Time (OST) After-School Programs Over Time

It’s not a budget dance – the City cut slots in after-school programs by 35% between 2008 and 2013.

View the chart HERE

Fact Sheet on Bloomberg’s 2014 Preliminary Budget Proposal

Read the budget proposal fact sheet released by the Campaign for Children in the spring of 2013. It outlines the deep cuts that would affect critical child care and after-school programs throughout the city.

Read the fact sheet here

Report on the Impact of Instability and Uncertainty on the Child Care and After-School Systems

Read a new report released by the Campaign for Children on January 16, 2013. It finds that child care and after-school programs that rely on City funding face constant uncertainty and instability, which negatively impacts programs that are meant to be a lifeline to New York City’s most vulnerable children and families. The report is based on first hand accounts of child care and after-school providers representing nearly 400 programs citywide. According to their testimony, underfunded contracts and the constant need for the City Council to save programs with one-year funding gives providers no way to plan for the future, and causes children and families to suffer.

Read the full report here!


2012 Reports and Statements

Report: “New York City Parent Voices”

Impact Brief: Cuts to Child Care and After-School Programs Will Hit NYC’s Neediest Communities the Hardest

Impact Brief: New York City’s Diminishing Investment in NYC Children and Working Families

Impact Brief: What the Cuts Mean for Manhattan

Impact Brief: What the Cuts Mean for Staten Island

Impact Brief: What the Cuts Mean for The Bronx

Impact Brief: What the Cuts Mean for Brooklyn

Impact Brief: What the Cuts Mean for Queens

Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus Statement on Child Care and After-School

Progressive Caucus Statement on Child Care and After-School

Women’s Caucus Statement on Child Care and After-School

From United Neighborhood Houses: Off Target – How Cuts to Child Care and After-School Leave Out Public Housing Communities

Sign-On Letter from Education Faculty to Save Child Care and After-School Programs

Sign-On Letter from Principals to Save Child Care and After-School Programs

Sign-On Letter from Social Work Faculty to Save Child Care and After-School Programs

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