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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

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

Empire Justice Memo of Support: Child Care Subsidies for Parents who Work the Night Shift
This bill would add a new subdivision to Social Services Law 410-w and would require that when a parent with a young child is otherwise eligible to receive a child care subsidy, and works the night shift, the local district should authorize a subsidy so that the parent can sleep. 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 Testimony at the 2017 Human Services Budget Hearing
Our extensive testimony at this year's joint legislative budget hearing on human services. Read More

Child Care - Testimony



POLICY RELATED NEWS ITEMS

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

We Stand with ALL New Yorkers (Nosotros estamos unidos con todos los Neoyorquinos)
The outcome of this election has shaken us all to the core. (El resultado de las elecciones nos ha sacudido a todos.) Read More

Child Care - Policy Related News



POLICY RELATED ARTICLES

OCFS Proposes New Child Care Market Rate Regulations
Last day to comment is July 30, 2016. Read More

2016 New York State Budget Wrap
All of the funding outcomes for Empire Justice Center's funding priorities for the 2016 New York State budget season. 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 January 2017
Empire Justice Center's latest edition of Policy Matters. Read More