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The Child Care Policy Advocacy section contains Legislative Memos, Letters, Comments and Testimony. You will also find news items, articles and reports that relate to our policy work in child care.


LEGISLATIVE MEMOS

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

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 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

 


Child Care - Legislative Memos



POLICY LETTERS

Empire Justice Letter to Governor Cuomo: Sign Legislation to Giving Families Time to Plan for a Change in their Child Care Subsidy
This bill will amend §34-a of the Social Services Law, by adding a new subdivision 9 which incorporates the 60 day notice requirement. Read More

Child Care - Policy Letters



COMMENTS

Empire Justice Comments on Child Care for Children Experiencing Homelessness
The proposed regulations would make several positive changes to help children who are homeless access subsidized child care, but need to go farther to reduce barriers. Read More

Child Care - Comments



TESTIMONY

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

Child Care - Testimony



POLICY RELATED NEWS ITEMS

Empire Justice Press Release: New York State Delivers a Tight Budget with Several Notable Wins for Low Income New Yorkers
Upon the finalization of the 2017-2018 state budget, Empire Justice Center was excited to announce that several of its legislative priorities were included, including a new $1 million investment that will allow the organization to dramatically increase the amount of assistance it can provide to immigrants in need of legal representation, as well as two notable policy changes. At the same time, other important programs and proposals sustained losses that will be acutely felt by hard working New Yorkers in the coming year, causing much concern Read More

Empire Justice Statement on Governor Cuomo's Executive Budget Proposal
After the release of the Executive Budget Tuesday night, Empire Justice Center expressed appreciation that funding is included in Governor Cuomo’s budget proposal for several key programs that assist New Yorkers living at or near the federal poverty level. Read More

Child Care - Policy Related News



POLICY RELATED ARTICLES

Empire Justice Center 2017 State Legislative Priorities
As New Yorkers, we unite around the concepts of liberty, equality and opportunity. In 2017, Empire Justice Center’s top priorities will be focused on identifying and fostering ways to strengthen New York’s laws, our communities, and each other, to protect justice for ALL New Yorkers. Read More

Empire Justice Center 2017 State Administrative Priorities
As New Yorkers, we unite around the concepts of liberty, equality and opportunity. In 2017, Empire Justice Center’s top priorities will be focused on identifying and fostering ways to strengthen New York’s laws, our communities, and each other, to protect justice for ALL New Yorkers. Read More

Child Care - Policy Related Articles



POLICY RELATED REPORTS

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

 

Child Care - Policy Related Reports



POLICY RELATED NEWSLETTERS

Policy Matters April 2017: Budget Wrap
Empire Justice Center's latest edition of Policy Matters. Read More