November 22, 2023
The Campaign for Children has long recognized that children, youth and families need access to year-round, high-quality, affordable early care and education and youth services in order to thrive in New York City. Families are still rebuilding from a devastating pandemic and economic upheaval that resulted in children and youth experiencing immense loss, disrupted social networks, and elevated stress and harm. Now is the time to demonstrate our collective care for and commitment to the futures of New York's children and youth. We must protect and invest in them by taking action to improve access to services, ensure the fiscal stability of providers, and invest in the workforce. These essential steps set a solid foundation upon which a true path to universal access can be built.