About the Campaign

The Campaign for Children (C4C) was formed in 2011 as early care and education and youth service providers, parents, and advocates joined forces to combat proposed reductions in these systems that would have decimated capacity and caused great harm. C4C benefits from the membership of more than 150 organizations, including advocates, civic leaders, early care and education, and after-school and summer camp providers.The C4C Steering Committee consists of Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York, United Neighborhood Houses, UJA-Federation of New York, the YMCA of Greater New York, Good Shepherd Services, Children’s Aid, the Day Care Council of New York, and Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA).

Since C4C’s formation, the campaign has strived to advance policies through effective public relations, community organizing, data and policy analysis, and messaging that illustrates the profound positive impact that high-quality early care and education and youth services have on children, families, communities, and the city’s economy. Our advocacy elevates the voice of parents, youth, and direct service providers across communities.

C4C has informed transformative policy and budget victories including preventing the loss of $150 million in resources over multiple years and securing permanent, baselined appropriation of these resources; securing state resources to permit the creation of universal pre-K for all New York City four-year-olds and city resources to permit the creation of universal afterschool for all middle schoolers. Our advocacy also informed the agreement through which a multi-year investment and a path to salary parity was established for the early education workforce and led to reforms of the Birth to Five and Head Start RFPs to ensure that the actual cost of care is reimbursed in city contracts. Finally, year after year C4C advocacy has resulted in needed budget restorations to support summer camp for New York City youth. 

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Campaign for Children Partners

82nd Street Academics

Advocates for Children of New York

Alianza Dominicana

Alliance for Quality Education

Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA

Belmont Community Day Care Center

Bronx YMCA


Brooklyn Center for the Independence of the Disabled

Brooklyn Community Services

Brooklyn Kindergarten Society


Campaign for Summer Jobs

Campaign for Tomorrow’s Workforce

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens

Center Against Domestic Violence

Center for Children’s Initiatives

Center for Family Life/SCO

Center for Youth Violence Prevention at Columbia University

Child Center for New York

Children’s Aid Society

Children’s Defense Fund-NY

Chinatown YMCA

Chinese-American Planning Council

Citizen Action of NY

Citizens’ Committee for Children

Coalition for Asian-American Children and Families

COFCCA (Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies)

Committee for Hispanic Children and Families

Cooper Square Committee

Council of School Supervisors and Administrators

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

Cross Island YMCA

Cypress Hills Child Care Corporation

Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation

Day Care Council of New York

Dodge YMCA

East Calvary Day Care Center

East Side House Settlement

ECE Policyworks

Economic Justice and Social Welfare Network Child Care Committee

Educational Alliance

Emergency Coalition to Save Child Care

Episcopal Social Services

Family Dynamics/ SCO

Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies

Flatbush Action Community Day Care Center, Inc.

Flatbush Development Corporation

Flatbush YMCA

Flushing YMCA

Fort Washington Collegiate Church

Friends of the Children of NY

Global Kids

Goddard Riverside Community Center

Good Shepherd Services

Graham Windham

Grand Street Settlement

Greenpoint YMCA

HANAC Youth Services

Harlem RBI

Harlem YMCA

Hartley House

Head Start Sponsoring Boards Council

Hebrew Educational Society

Helen Owen Carey Day Care Center

Henry Street Settlement

Hudson Guild

Human Services Council

Imani House

Inwood Community Services

Italian American Civil Rights League

Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement House

Jamaica YMCA

Jewish Board of Family & Children’s Services (JBCFS)

Jewish Child Care Association

Jewish Community Center of Staten Island

Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst

Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club

Lawyers for Children

Leake and Watts Services

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House

Long Island City YMCA

LSA Family Health Service

Madison Square Boys and Girls Club

Manhattan Youth

MARC Academy and Family Center, Inc.

Maspeth Town Hall

McBurney YMCA

Middle Collegiate Church

Midwood Development Corp.

Nasry Michelen Day Care Center

National Council of Jewish Women

Neighborhood Family Services Coalition

Neighborhood Initiatives Development Corp

New Settlement Apartments

New York City Youth Alliance

New York Immigration Coalition

New York Junior Tennis League

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest

New York Zero-to-Three Network

North Brooklyn Child Care Coalition

North Brooklyn YMCA

Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation

NYC Coalition for Educational Justice

NYC Mission Society

NYU School of Law Family Defense Clinic

Operation Exodus Inner City, Inc.

Partnership for After-School Education (PASE)

Phipps Community Development Corporation

Police Athletic League, Inc

Professional Association of Day Care Directors of New York

Prospect Park YMCA

Queens Community House

Resilience Advocacy Project

Resources for Children with Special Needs, Inc.

Ridgewood YMCA

Riverdale Neighborhood House

Riverdale YM-YWHA

Rockaway Artists Alliance, Inc.

Safe Space

SAYA! (South Asian Youth Action)

SCAN- New York

SCO Family of Services

Shorefront YM- YWHA of Brighton-Manhattan Beach


Southeast Bronx Neighborhood Centers

Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation

St John’s Place Family Center HDFC

St. Nick’s Alliance

Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center, Inc.

Staten Island Council on Child Abuse and Neglect (SICCAN)

Staten Island YMCA

Sunnyside Community Services

Suspension Representation Project

The After-School Corporation

The Center for Independence of the Disabled — NY

The Children’s Law Center

The Door

UJA-Federation of New York

Union Settlement Association

United Activities Unlimited

United Community Centers

United Neighborhood Houses

University Settlement Society

Vanderbilt YMCA

VISIONS / Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired

West Side YMCA

WHEDco (Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation)

YMCA of Greater NY

Youth Development Institute


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