New York

Our allies in New York, each an effective voice for children on their own, are making strong progress — and winning significant new funding — by working together.

State Allies:

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Center for Children's Initiatives • New York, NY
Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy • Albany, NY
Alliance for Quality Education • Albany, NY
Top Priorities for 2020

Expansion of quality full day pre-k to move state closer to the promise of universal access with appropriate financing strategy leveraging public education dollars to support pre-k

Address financing challenges to bring comparable financing and support for community-based organizations and public schools

Improve compensation and other supports for early childhood educators, moving toward equity in compensation with the public school educators

Utilize participation in the Governor’s Child Care Availability Task Force to be bold and comprehensive, with a clear plan for the state to commit to providing access to quality, affordable childcare for all New York children

Develop parent leaders through grassroots organizing in Utica, NY to highlight the needs of people of color, low income people, and immigrants regarding early education to raise lawmaker and public awareness and demand increases to services and programs for children

Last year, our allies in New York once again proved to be an effective voice for young children and won tens of millions in new funding for early childhood policies and programs.

  • $15 million in new funding for expansion of pre-k for three- and four-year-olds, adding new pre-k services for up to 2,000 children. 
  • $475,000 to support the state’s first technical assistance center to focus on professional development quality and access in public schools and community-based settings.
  • $26 million for child-care subsidies to maintain reimbursement rates at the 69th percentile with increased market rate.
  • Ensured that $20 million of the new federal CCDBG funds be used to expand access to subsidies
  • 5% increase in reimbursement for occupational and physical therapists and speech-language pathologists.

The Alliance for Early Success is achieving large-scale, long-lasting change for the state’s young children by providing our allies with powerful advantages that help them shape New York early childhood policy.

  • Strategic, Outcomes-Focused Investments
  • Consulting and Strategy
  • Direct Access to National Expertise
  • Rapid Response Support
  • Connections/Access to Allies in Similar States
  • Roles in National Communities of Practice

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