Supported Families. Thriving Children. A Stronger New York.

The Coronavirus Crisis: Supporting Families with Young Children

Parents of infants and toddlers across New York State are experiencing intense financial insecurity during the coronavirus pandemic, with one in three indicating in a new statewide poll that they are skipping or reducing meals and one in ten saying they are reducing meals for their children.

The Economic Impact of Inadequate Access to Affordable Quality Child Care for Infants and Toddlers

The results of our statewide survey of business leaders on the urgent need for child care investment as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

Reopening Child Care

As New York moves forward with its strategy to re–open, the Raising NY coalition is calling on state leaders to develop and implement a comprehensive and inclusive plan to offer affordable, safe, high-quality child care during this period, rebuilding the child care system so that it is stronger and more equitable than before the pandemic.

Addressing New York’s Child Care Crisis

At a moment when its survival is essential to the state’s economic reopening and recovery, New York’s child care system is facing an unprecedented crisis.

Watch the Raising NY Press Conference

Parents of infants and toddlers across New York State are experiencing intense financial insecurity during the coronavirus
pandemic, with one in three (34%) indicating in our statewide poll that they are skipping or reducing meals
and one in ten (11%) saying they are skipping or reducing meals for their children. Watch the press conference to learn more.

THE COALITION

Raising New York is a diverse statewide coalition of parent, early childhood, education, civil rights, business, and health organizations dedicated to increasing the number of children who are on track for school readiness, with a focus on improving long-term outcomes for children who are low-income, children of color, and other under-served groups.