Thank you to Governor Hochul and the NYS Senate and Assembly for the great strides in child care last year. The Governor’s new NYS budget will make childcare affordable for even more families!

But this year’s NYS budget must do more for the childcare workforce. Unless there is a permanent path to higher wages and better benefits for the childcare workforce, the programs parents need will not be there.

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.

You can help by doing these 3 things:

  1. Join us on Friday, Feb 17th for our virtual Mid-Hudson Briefing on Child Care at 12 noon. All the state senators and assembly members in the Mid-Hudson Region have been invited. Register Here! Just 30 mins of your time!
  2. Send your support letter to Governor Hochul and your representatives in the Senate and Assembly. Click Here! Just 3 mins of your time!
  3. 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