The cost of child care has surpassed housing as the most expensive basic living expense.
- Urgent! Support Assemblymember Billy Jones's budget request to support the Child Care Pipeline Project to recruit, train and support new child care providers in our region. Follow the steps in this advocacy plan to send a letter of support before March 4, 2022.
- Advocate for local funds from the American Rescue Plan Act to support urgent demands for affordable, safe, and high-quality child care by sending a letter to your county representatives. Here is a sample to get you started.
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 Workforce
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.
Get more info
- Review the slides from the Child Care Crisis in the Adirondacks forum for community leaders.
- Download this report on child care deserts.
- Take a look at county-level data in this infographic.
- Check out our recommendations for federal funds.
- Use this sample letter as a basis for your own.
our child care coalition partners
Adirondack Birth to Three Alliance at Adirondack Foundation | Adirondack Community Action Programs | Adirondack North Country Association | Child Care Coordinating Council of the North Country | North Country Community College | North Country Workforce Development Board | Small Business Development Center | Workforce Development Institute | YMCA of Plattsburgh