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New York Governor Announces Budget Plans, Child Advocates Want More

NY Gov. Kathy Hochul's proposed budget includes serving more than 113,000 additional kids through subsidized child care programs.

Nicole Alkire Grady: Research Shows Tribal Colleges, Universities Twice As Likely To Provide Child Care on Campus


Research Shows Tribal Universities Twice As Likely To Provide Child Care on Campus

New research shows that tribal colleges and universities are far more likely than mainstream schools to support students with on-site child care.

Youth Services Insider


What’s On The Ballot for Youth and Families

A look at state and local ballot measures that could have a significant impact on youth, families, child welfare and juvenile justice systems.

Let the Child Tax Credit Work


New York City Mayor Announces Investments in Child Care

New York City Mayor Eric Adams has released an ambitious plan to expand subsidized child care and early childhood education programs.

NY Lawmakers Pitch Ambitious Investments in Child Welfare


New York Lawmakers Plan Ambitious Investments in Child Welfare

New York lawmakers have proposed state spending plans that call for $3 billion in investments in child care, and an increased spending on child welfare.

How Build Back Better Would Support American Families


How Build Back Better Would Support American Families

With the right supports, parents can refocus their energy on providing a safe and nurturing home for their child to learn and flourish, writes Dr. Melissa T. Merrick.


    New York Budget Embraces ‘Extraordinary’ Expansion of Child Care and Pre-K

    Enrollment at the Chautauqua Lake Child Care Center has recovered to about 85% of capacity, after plunging as low as 25% when the pandemic began last spring. (Photo courtesy of Beth Starks)
    New York will launch a historic expansion of child care and pre-K capacity, a change made possible by a massive influx of federal aid, new state taxes and a push by lawmakers newly empowered to challenge the scandal-plagued Democratic Gov.


    Thousands of Child Care Programs Have Closed In California, Study Finds

    A socially-distance outdoor story and picnic time at Modern Education Family Childcare-Portola in San Francisco. Photo courtesy of Pyrena Hui
    When Pyrena Hui considered what field of work she’d pursue as a recent immigrant from Hong Kong to the United States, her family was a top priority.

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    High Cost of Child Care Compounds New York City’s Affordability Crisis

    Celebrating the Day of Thanks at a Harlem early childhood center run by Union Settlement, which estimates its enrollment is currently at about half of capacity. Photo via Union Settlement.
    For New York City parents of infants and toddlers, the annual cost of center-based child care is nearly one-third of the median household income — more than four times the level considered “affordable” by the U.S.