June 22, 2021
Publicly funded early care and education is a lifeline for working parents in the city, allowing caregivers to pursue career opportunities and provide for their families, while children benefit from licensed and high-quality early education settings. Mayor de Blasio’s FY 22 Executive Budget proposes to expand 3-K for All by 16,500 seats with a goal of reaching universal access by the fall of 2023. But these investments and expansions in the sector fail to increase access to full-day, year-round programs. New York City must ensure that current publicly funded child care and any planned expansions, actually fit working parents’ needs and offer robust care options for full-day care, all year round.
CCC’s new factsheet underscores the lack of access working New Yorkers face in accessing full workday, year-round child care options: