June 28, 2016
This Campaign for Children report developed by CCC reveals immense unmet need in the city’s subsidized early childhood education system serving low-income infants and toddlers. Only 14% of income eligible infants and toddlers are being served by the City’s Administration for Children’s Services (ACS).
Based on the findings, the Campaign for Children called for the expansion of the early childhood education system to reach all eligible families of children ages 0-3. Families qualify for subsidized child care in New York City if their total household income is under 200% of poverty (less than $48,500 a year for a family of four).
Highlights from the report include:
The benefits of early childhood education programs are well known. High-quality programs have been shown to have significant impacts on cognitive and social-emotional development and to help close the achievement gap, particularly for low-income children. Furthermore, early childhood education programs enable parents to participate in the workforce, which is invaluable to the economic stability of low-income families whose children participate in subsidized programs.
Download to read the full report.