“In Their Own Words” Video Series

The Campaign for Children believes every New York City child should have access to high-quality affordable early education, after-school and summer programming. New Yorkers have an important role to play in helping us realize this vision.

Check out our video series to learn more about some of the Campaign’s core priorities and how you can speak out in support of these priorities for children and families.

Salary Disparities in NYC’s Early Childhood Workforce Must Be Addressed

Hear directly from program directors and teachers at early childhood education programs operated by community-based organizations across the city about how unequal pay in the early childhood workforce impacts their programs and their lives.

Watch the video and learn more about salary disparities in the early education system.

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Act Now: Urge Mayor de Blasio to address income inequality in the early education workforce.


Download the Data: Salary Disparities in NYC’s Early Childhood Education Workforce.

Read report: Losing the Best: CBOs Outperform Public Schools in Providing Early Childhood Education But Face Instability Due to Funding Disparities.

Every NYC Student Deserves an After-school and Summer Program

After-school and summer programs enable parents to work while their children are safe in programs that enhance their skills, interests and leadership. Hear from youth of different ages about the importance of after-school and summer programming and learn about the Campaign for Children’s efforts to protect and expand these services.

Take Action: Save summer programming for over 34,000 middle school students.


Download Map: The City FY 2020 Budget Proposes to Cut Summer Programming for at least 34,000 Middle School Children throughout NYC.

Read Poll Findings: New Yorkers want more support for children and families.

Read report: Cuts to summer programs hit NYC’s poorest communities the hardest.

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