The cost of child care has surpassed housing as the most expensive basic living expense.
- Ask your state legislators to add $1.5 million in the NYS budget to expand the Workforce Development Institute's Facilitated Enrollment Program to our local counties.
Support Child Care Programs
Ongoing failure to commit to funding a functional child care system is undermining our economy and our future.
- Advocate for increased state investment in professional development for child care professionals, program enhancements, and higher subsidy rates.
- Streamline government assistance funds to make it easier for providers to access critical dollars for longterm investment.
Support the Child Care Profession
70% of child care providers report working a second job to make ends meet.
- Insist on creating viable pipelines for the development of child care businesses, beginning with recruitment of new providers.
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our child care coalition partners
Adirondack Birth to Three Alliance at Adirondack Foundation | Adirondack Community Action Programs | Child Care Coordinating Council of the North Country | North Country Community College | North Country Workforce Development Board | Workforce Development Institute | YMCA of Plattsburgh