There is often a disconnect between the multiple agencies across different levels of government that serve young children and families, which means parents can be forced to navigate confusing systems and providers can be stuck in silos.
Report: How were federal and state relief grants distributed to sustain child care in New York State during the pandemic?
A cornerstone of our work is to ensure that our systems collect complete, transparent, and disaggregated data to inform and guide our work to improve long-term outcomes for all infants and toddlers across New York State. To that end, we worked with the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) to review data related to the distribution of federal and state relief to child care providers during the pandemic.
The analysis explores how child care providers utilized this relief funding and sheds new light on how New York can improve its systems to ensure that future funding streams are equitably distributed.
When it comes to services and supports for families with young children, there is often either a dearth or duplication. Instead of looking a the whole child, we look at their education and care needs versus their health and social-emotional needs. Two services that could, should, and sometimes do overlap are maternal, infant, and early childhood home visiting and child care. Fostering coordination and collaboration between these two services would support and strengthen both families with young children and the workforce that serves them.
Testimony for the Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on Workforce Development
March 1, 2023 Submitted by Lara Kyriakou, Associate Director of Early Childhood Advocacy and Policy, Ed Trust–NY The Education Trust–New York is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to educational equity. We work to attain educational justice through...
What’s next in 2023 for Raising NY
As we wrap up the first three years of the Raising NY coalition, we are taking the opportunity to reflect on the progress we’ve made thus far and recalibrate our coalition priorities to ensure that we are maximizing the opportunities of our current context and...
Poll: Parents across all racial groups have encountered challenges accessing high-quality child care
The poll, conducted by Global Strategy Group in partnership with the Raising NY coalition, also found that while parents overall are satisfied with their child care program, their experiences with some areas of the system can vary widely across racial lines.