Daily News: Planned day care cuts would leave hundreds of children home alone: survey
Planned day care cuts would leave hundreds of children home alone: survey
Exclusive: Advocates say Mayor Bloomberg’s budget cuts would slash 47,000 slots in after-school programs
By Tina Moore
May 24, 2012
Geraldann Grubb, with son Josiah, says she’d have to quit job if day care is cut. (Mark Bonifacio/New York Daily News)
Proposed cuts to city funding for after-school programs would leave hundreds of children home alone after the final bell sounds, a survey released to the Daily News found.
Nearly 16% of 3,336 parents surveyed by a group that is fighting Mayor Bloomberg’s budget proposal said their children would return to empty homes if the cuts survive budget negotiations. Another 36% of parents polled by the Campaign for Children — an umbrella group of advocates and care providers — said they would have no choice but to quit their jobs.