17 After‐School Sites will Close in Neighborhoods with Highest Need
17 after‐school programs are slated to close on June 30th unless they are restored in the final city budget, leaving 1,882 elementary school children without summer programming or after‐school programs next fall.
The closure of these programs will be devastating to the children and families who rely on them – especially because nearly all of the communities that will lose an afterschool program are ones where children score below average on the reading and math tests, and where families and children live at or below poverty.
Among the programs slated for closure, 15 of the 17 sites are in community districts where the passage rate on the state reading test (for 3rd‐8th graders) is below the citywide average of 28.4%. Ten of the 17 sites are in community districts where the passage rate on the state math test is below the citywide average of 34.2%.
REPORT: EarlyLearn Rate Too Low to Sustain High-Quality Early Childhood Education Programs in NYC
A Campaign for Children survey of EarlyLearn NYC providers found evidence of a gap between ACS payments and program costs.
2014 CAMPAIGN FOR CHILDREN TRANSITION PLAN: Strengthening New York City’s Early Childhood Education and After-School Systems
Campaign for Children released a transition plan for strengthening New York City’s early childhood education and after-school systems at a press conference Wednesday, November 13 on City Hall Steps. Executive Directors and advocates from participating organizations were joined by civic leaders, clergy members, and children as they offered priorities and tactics for Mayor-Elect de Blasio in tackling two issues that were central to his campaign message.
REPORT: Cuts to Child Care and After-School Will Force Parents Out of the Workforce
A new 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.
With Mayor’s Executive Budget, NYC is Moving Backwards
A new 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.
Fact Sheet on Bloomberg’s Executive Budget
On May 2, Mayor Bloomberg released his final executive budget — and, failed to restore a cent of funding for the city’s children.
Cuts to Out-of-School-Time (OST) After-School Programs Over Time
It’s not a budget dance – the City has cut slots in OST after-school programs by 35% since 2008. On top of that 27,000 more slots are slated to be cut this year.
Fact Sheet on Bloomberg’s 2014 Preliminary Budget Proposal
Read the 2014 budget proposal fact sheet released by the Campaign for Children. It outlines the deep cuts that would affect critical child care and after-school programs throughout the city.
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.
2012 Reports and Statements