June 23, 2021
As the city reopens and our economy begins to recover from the pandemic, it is crucial that we support parents, particularly Black and Latino New Yorkers, women and communities of color who have been disproportionately impacted by the economic downturn, as they re-enter the workforce. One critical support for families in accomplishing this is ensuring they have options for care for their children.
CCC recently published two factsheets demonstrating the crippling shortage of child care available in NYC for the youngest children and for the full day/year-round care that working families depend on.
The data illustrate the extent to which NYC’s child care affordability crisis displaces women and low income New Yorkers from the labor force:
The data also underscore the fact that New York City lacks full workday, year-round child care options for working parents:
Despite all the progress New York City has made in building toward universal access to Pre-k and 3-K, the Executive Budget included no new investments in full-day/year-round care or care for the youngest children. In order to ensure that child care and preschool is available for working families, CCC and the Campaign for Children are advocating to ensure that the Adopted Budget includes the following investments:
Time is running out! Help us ensure our city leaders expand access to child care services that are critical to supporting working families in their recovery from the pandemic.