September 8, 2023
By: Rimsha Khan
Throughout childhood, high quality care is essential to children’s healthy development and plays a fundamental role in supporting the economic stability and mobility of working parents and caregivers. However, even costs for out of school care for school age children ( 6 -12) are burdensome and unaffordable for most families in New York City. Families with children enrolled in public school still need to find supplemental care during afterschool and school vacation times.
families citywide cannot afford out of school care for children ages 6-12.
of median family income in NYC could be used up for out of school care for children ages 6-12.
CCC’s analysis examined data from the US Census Bureau’s annual American Community Survey for estimates of median family incomes and, the Child Care Market Rate Survey Report from the New York State Office of Children and Families for data on out of school care. The findings show: