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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

Empire Justice Memo of Support: Child Care Subsidies for Parents who Work the Night Shift
Parents who work nights often need child care so they can sleep during the day if their children are young and not in school. This bill would require all districts to authorize up to 8 hours of care when such care is necessary for a working parent with a small child to sleep. Read More

Empire Justice Memo of Support: Require Districts to Maintain Child Care Waiting Lists
This bill would require local social services districts to maintain waiting lists of all families who are eligible for child care assistance, and to provide an annual report to the Office of Children and Family Services. Read More

Empire Justice Center Testimony before the New York State Early Childhood Advisory Council
Empire Justice Center remarks on child care payment rates, eligibility practices, copay policies and preserving precious child care dollars for working families. Read More

Empire Justice Memo: Require OCFS to Assess New York State's Child Care System
A.1083/S.1422 would require OCFS to evaluate and make recommendations on the availability of child care in New York State. Read More

Empire Justice Comments on New York State's Draft Child Care Development Fund Plan 2016 - 2018
Empire Justice comments on the NYS CCDF plan for the fiscal years 2016 - 2018. Read More

Empire Justice Testimony at Assembly Hearing on the Impact of Child Care Subsidies
Empire Justice testimony on hew federal child care requirements and how New York can maximize child care dollars. Read More

Empire Justice Testimony on the Impact of Poverty on Children & Families
Empire Justice testimony before the NYS Senate Committees on Social Services and Children & Families. We talk about the despicable state of the shelter and fuel for heating allowances and the need for increased funding for child care. Read More

Winning Beginning NY Testimony at Joint Hearing on Working Families
There is much work to be done to make the State’s child care system more equitable and robust for working families, and supportive of workers in the early learning field. Investment in quality must also be key, not only to support working families, but to invest in the workforce of the future. Read More

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