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ARTICLES

Session Wrap 2017: An Important Win for Child Care, but Much More to be Done
The end of the 2017 Legislative Session was disappointing for those of us hoping to see increased supports for parents and providers in the child care subsidy system. Read More

Young Children and Working Parents Lose in New York’s 2017-18 Budget
The recently enacted state budget has slashed the investment in child care by $7.5 million, with targeted reductions to subsidies and facilitated enrollment. As a result, at least 900 children in New York State will lose access to child care. Read More



IN THE NEWS

State Senator seeks more spending to help families cover child care costs
Erie County is one of 24 counties in the state that require family copayments of 35 percent of their income for child care. Read More

Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation that will Help Families Avert Crisis When they Lose their Child Care Subsidy
This new law addresses this very real problem by providing three times the amount of notice to parents. Read More



POLICY ADVOCACY

Memo of Support: Create More Subsidies for Low Income Working Families
This analysis from Empire Justice Center, The Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, the Center for Children's Initiatives and The Legal Aid Society shows how every freed up child care slot for infants of public assistance recipients creates three slots for working families. Read More

Empire Justice Center Testimony on Barriers to Accessing Quality Child Care
Child care is in crisis. Senior Attorney Susan Antos testifies before joint committees on what can be done to improve access and affordability of child care for low income families. Read More

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NEWSLETTERS

Legal Services Journal - Winter 2009-2010 Issue
In this issue of the Legal Services Journal, you will find Empire Justice Center's Legislative Agenda for 2009-2011 and articles on Domestic Violence, Immigration, Child Care, Public Benefits, Child Support and Consumer and Community Development. Read More

Legal Services Journal - Fall 2009 Issue
In this issue of the Legal Services Journal, you will find articles on Disability Benefits, Domestic Violence, Public Benefits, Health, Child Care, Consumer and Community Development, Civil Rights, Immigrant Rights and Child Support. Read More

   


PUBLICATIONS

Still Mending the Patchwork: A Report Examining County-by-County Inequities in Child Care Subsidy Administration in New York State
A perfect storm of diminished federal and State funding, a growing low-wage work force and the steadily increasing cost of child care is straining New York's child care to the breaking point. Read More

 

Mending the Patchwork
A report examining county by county inequities in child care subsidy administration in New York State. Read More

 
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