Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Child Care Workforce in Urgent Need of Help

Did you know 97% of occupations in NYS pay better than child care?

The NYS budget must do more for the child care workforce. 

We appreciate everything the Governor and the NYS Senate and Assembly have done for child care.

But a new report released by the Raising New York Coalition shows just how big the compensation gap is. And it's that compensation gap that is causing the vacancies and high staff turnover in the child care field.

Did you know that a Lead Teacher now being paid $43k (NYS average) would have to be paid $73k to reach a living wage in Westchester?

We are calling for a direct investment in the child care workforce of $1.2bil which includes $1bil in a Child Care Workforce Compensation Fund and $190mil for a health insurance premium support program.

Please do these 2 things today:

  1. Send your support letter to Governor Hochul and your representatives in the Senate and Assembly. Click Here! Just 3 mins of your time!
  2. Share this email with friends, family, co-workers, parents - everyone who cares about children and those who care for them.

Want more info? Check out these info sheets from the Empire State Child Care Campaign:

ESCCC Fund Child Care Workforce

ESCCC 2023 Policy Priorities

ESCCC Fund Immigrant Children

For the full Raising New York Report on the true cost of child care: Click Here!


Contact Us

Child Care Council of Westchester, Inc.

313 Central Park Avenue
Scarsdale, New York 10583

Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Child Care Specialists extended hours are available on Tuesdays until 7pm to help you make an informed decision about child care.

Phone: (914) 761-3456
Toll-Free: 1 (844) 387-7525

Fax: (914) 761-1957

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