The Education Trust–New York statement on child care proposals in State of the State agenda

by | Jan 11, 2021 | Statements

The following statement can be attributed to Ian Rosenblum, executive director of The Education Trust–New York:

“We are grateful that Governor Cuomo’s State of the State agenda recognizes the importance of expanding access to affordable high-quality child care as a key strategy for New York’s economic recovery and growth. The Governor’s proposal to limit co-pays to make child care more affordable for families from low-income backgrounds and to directly address ‘child care deserts’ are important steps to improve equity and expand opportunity. We look forward to additional details on how these proposals will specifically address the needs of infants and toddlers and underserved communities – including communities of color, immigrant communities, and families from low-income backgrounds hardest hit by the pandemic – as part of a comprehensive strategy for a path to universal access to high-quality affordable child care.”