Early Care & Education in NYC

The Youngest New Yorkers provides timely data and analysis that inform recommendations to build a path toward a universal early care and education system for New York’s children and their families.

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The infant mortality rate is three times greater for Black babies compared to white babies in NYC.


children under the age of 14 live in New York City homeless shelters. And 95% of families with children living in shelters are Black or Hispanic.

< 50%

of all third through eighth-graders in NYC public schools score at or above reading and math grade levels.

1 in 4

NYC children (or 400,000) grow up in households below the federal poverty line.

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Spotlight: NYC’s Childcare Crisis


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