Every child deserves access to high-quality and equitable education.


of income eligible families in NYC don’t receive childcare subsidies.

Less Than

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

In 2019

only 40.9% of Multilingual Learners graduated high school, compared to 80.5% of students who were not multilingual learners.

Access to a high-quality education is critical for children’s academic and social development. Yet disparities in educational outcomes exist at every level of education, from enrollment in early education programs to standardized test scores in Math and English in elementary grades, to high school graduation rates. To ensure every child has access to high-quality education we advocate for affordable early care and education, responsive K-12 schools, and year-round extra-curricular experiences outside of the classroom to prepare them for academic and career success.

CCC advocates to:

  • Create universal early care and education — infant, toddler care, UPK and 3-K — for all children under five with integrated child and family supports.
  • Advocate for fair and equitable allocation of New York State and City funding to ensure all public schools have the resources they need to provide students with a high-quality education. 
  • Strengthen New York State and City’s education policies to eliminate educational attainment gaps based on race, disability, language and economic status.
  • Ensure all children receive the help and services needed to successfully complete high school and be college/career ready.
  • Prioritize support for students with obstacles to educational success including students in temporary housing, who are homeless, students with disabilities, English-language learners and students in foster care.
  • Increase access to afterschool, summer camp and youth development programs.
  • Expand access to college saving opportunities.

Our Latest Publications Under Educated

Testimony on Stabilizing the City’s Child Care System

Testimony & Public Comments

On Thursday, September 21st, 2023, Policy and Advocacy Associate Rebecca Charles provided testimony to the New York City …

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CCC leads several coalitions to further enhance its advocacy. Our work with coalitions include:

Campaign for Healthy
Minds Healthy Kids

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Family Homelessness

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for Children

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The Age

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New York State Coalition
for Child Welfare Financing

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