When Families Eligible For Child Care Subsidies Don't Have One
The Center for Children’s Initiatives, issued a report with findings on what happens to New York City working families that lose child care. This case study, WHEN FAMILIES ELIGIBLE FOR CHILD CARE SUBSIDIES DON’T HAVE ONE included interviews with 83 randomly selected families who contacted CCI for assistance with child care, who were eligible for a child care subsidy but unable to obtain one.
Impact of the $2 Million Cut In Child Care Block Grant
This year's New York State budget cut $2 million from the New York State Child Care Block Grant (NYSCCBG). The Office of Children and Family Services distributes the NYSCCBG child care subsidy funding to the local social services districts. This Empire Justice Center chart provides a complete county by county analysis over a three year period. Those counties that have lost funding over the course of the last three years are highlighted in pink.
Early Childhood Data Collaborative (ECDC) Publications
On behalf of the Early Childhood Data Collaborative (ECDC), the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment has released new publications that promote a coordinated approach to state early care and education databases. Building and Using Coordinated State Early Care and Education Data Systems: A Framework for States is a white paper that makes the case for why states should build longitudinal data systems for early care and education, describes the ten fundamentals of a coordinated system with state examples, and provides guidance on how to ensure appropriate access to data, which includes building the capacity for stakeholders to use the data for continuous improvement.
Getting Started: 10 Fundamentals of Coordinated State Early Care and Education Data Systems is a brochure that highlights the importance of coordinated and longitudinal data systems and what states can do to start building them to inform continuous improvement in early care and education.
Supporting State Child Care Efforts with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funds: New York
The National Women's Law Center website has calculated that for 2009 and 2010, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) is providing New York with an additional $96,785,640 for the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG), including $12,634,883 for improving the quality of child care, of which $4,633,721 is targeted for activities to improve the quality of care for infants and toddlers. See more here.
On April 14th 2010, the National Women's Law Center released a report, "Supporting State Child Care Efforts with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funds," which outlines the many innovative ways that states across the nation are utilizing ARRA monies to support child care. In New York, $1.2 million in ARRA funds has been dedicated to the field testing of QUALITYstars NY, $3 million to support quality in family child care settings, $3.1 million for infant/toddler resource centers for staff capacity-building, and $5 million for an automated child care time and attendance payment system in all counties outside of New York City. For more information on these projects, please contact Jenn O’Connor at firstname.lastname@example.org download report
Co-Payment Disparities By County, Child Care Subsidy Chart
CO-PAYMENT DISPARITIES BY COUNTY FOR A FAMILY OF THREE WITH AN INCOME OF $36,620/year, effective 6/1/09, child care subsidy chart by the Empire Justice Center. download chart
Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R)
CCR&Rs are your local experts on child care and provide parents with many services, including referrals to local child care providers. To find your local CCR&R, visit
the Early Care & Learning Council's website to view their CCR&R Directory. Additional child care and parent information is located on the Parent Information page.
Making Quality Child Care
a Reality for New York State's Working Families: Meeting
the Demand for Quality Child Care
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Quality child care allows parents to go to work knowing their
children are learning, safe and cared for in an environment that
lays the foundation for success in school and life. Winning Beginning
NY describes steps to meet the demand for quality child care.
York State Child Care Funding 2002-07 (In Millions) Chart
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