The Cost of Care: Supporting Families with Babies, Toddlers & School-Age Children

Event Recordings

December 8, 2023

About the Webinar

During this webinar recording, CCC and our partners shared findings from our recent analysis on the child care cost burden and talk about solutions to relieve the financial burden on families and bolster the early childhood workforce. 

Our data shows 53% of NYC families with children are rent burdened, spending more than 30% of their income. Combine this with our data on child care affordability, and families are struggling to keep afloat for basic needs. In communities across the city, more than 20% of families with middle incomes, $50k-$100k, cannot afford: child care for one preschool-age child (28 communities); child care for one infant or toddler (30 communities); or out-of-school care for one school-age child (24 communities). Across the spectrum, affordability issues are impacting nearly all households and threatening economic security, both for individual families and our city.

With the Mayor’s budget cuts slashing $120 million from the city’s 3K program, families are questioning whether or not they can afford to stay in NYC altogether. We need to make changes to make child care accessible to all families.

Speakers Include:

Shanita Bowen, Chief Operating Officer at ECE On The Move
Gregory Brender, Chief Policy and Innovation Officer at Day Care Council of New York
Marija Drobnjak, Senior Research Associate for Data Resources at CCC
Rimsha Khan, Research Associate at CCC
Nora Moran, Director of Policy & Advocacy United Neighborhood Houses

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