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Monday, April 03, 2023

You Can Help Fix the Child Care Crisis in this NYS Budget

NYS Child Care Workforce Crisis is Keeping Children Out of Child Care*

  • Over 25,000 children on waiting lists
  • Over 28,000 children unable to receive care in their programs


  • 90% of programs are understaffed
  • 766 classrooms are closed
  • Over 3,800 staff positions are vacant
  • 35% programs are shortening their hours
  • 67% of programs are reducing their capacity, closing classrooms, or shutting programs on short notice


  • Because 97% of NYS occupations pay better than child care

Is there a way to fix this?

  • Start by funding the Child Care Workforce Compensation Fund at $1 Billion in this NYS budget

Negotiations on the NYS Budget continue, so there is still time for you to:

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

The Early Learning Nation, a new publication on early learning, asks how we can have a strong child care policy without investing more in the child care workforce. Spoiler Alert - we can't. To read more, Click Here!

*The stats reported above are from a March survey by the Empire State Child Care Campaign, reflecting over 1,600 respondents from across NYS. For more on the results, 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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