Statement of the Campaign for Children in Response to Mayor’s Announcement of 3K for All!

For Immediate Release: April 24, 2017
Contact: Stephanie Gendell, (212) 673-1800 x17,

“The Campaign for Children looks forward to working with the administration to ensure the expansion of pre-kindergarten to three-year-olds and that the transition of early education programs to the Department of Education succeeds. We hope these changes result in an even stronger system that will not only serve more children and families through increased access to programs, wrap-around services and expanded infant and toddler care, and will support program quality through salary parity for staff and by funding the true costs of contracted care. We are especially encouraged that the Mayor intends on facilitating a planning process that includes early childhood providers and other interested parties.”


The Campaign for Children is a coalition of 150 early childhood education and after-school advocacy and provider organizations, including Citizens’ Committee for Children, The Children’s Aid Society, United Neighborhood Houses, Good Shepherd Services, FPWA, theDay Care Council of New York, UJA-Federation of New York, and the YMCA of Greater New York. The Campaign’s successful advocacy saved child care and after-school programs for more than 47,000 children by securing more than $120 million of one-year City Council discretionary funds for two consecutive years, which then were successfully baselined. The Campaign also advocated for the expansion of Universal Pre-K and middle school after-school programs in NYC, and saved summer programs for over 31,000 children.


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