Advocacy Work

DCCNY brings the needs and challenges of our member agencies to  public and political forums through testimonies and policy responses, and through the news media.

♦ Testimonies and Policy Responses  

 

May 25, 2017  -Testimony Before The NYC Council - Regarding FY 2018 Executive Budget 

May 23, 2017 -Testimony Before The NYS Senate Committee  on Children and Families  - Concerns With Access to quality Early Childhood Education

January 14, 2015  -Testimony Before the NYC Council - Concerns with EarlyLearn NYC

June 6, 2014 - Testimony before the NYC Council - Fiscal Year 2015 Executive Budget Hearings

February 11, 2014 - Testimony before the NYC Council's Committees on Education and Women's Issues -Resolution #2, Supporting UPK

October 23, 2013 - Testimony Before the NYC Council General Welfare Committee - Implementation of Early Learn

March 18, 2013 - Testimony Before the NYC Council General Welfare Committee-

Bipartisan Commission for Fiscal Strategy for Child Care

May 21, 2012 - Testimony Before the NYC Council General Welfare Committee - Comment on Fiscal Year 2013 Executive Budget

December 12, 2011 - Testimony Before the New York State Senate Committee on Children and Families - Concerns Challenging NYC Publicly Funded Child Care Services

November 11, 2011 - Testimony Before the New York City Council's Committees on Health and General Welfare Oversight: Coordination between the Department of Health and the Administration for Children's Services when Inspecting and Monitoring Child Care Centers in NYC.

March 24, 2011 - Testimony Before the NYC Council's General Welfare Committee and Finance Committee - Mayor's Preliminary Budget Cuts on Child Care Service

December 6, 2010 - Testimony before the New York City Council Finance Committee on the November PEGs -Comment on ACS' Gap Closing Plan

June 7, 2010 -- Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and Hundreds of Parents Call on Mayor Bloomberg to Put Children First and Keep 15 Child Care Centers Open
May 21, 2010 - Response to EarlyLearn NYC Concept Paper 
 

April 28, 2010 - Testimony Before the New York City Council's Committees on General Welfare and Women's Issues  EarlyLearn NYC  -Comment on Early Learn Concept Paper 

April 20, 2010 --Testimony before the New York City Council's Committee on Civil Service and Labor - Labor Issues in the Publicly Funded Child Care System

May 28, 2009 - Testimony before the New York Legislative Standing Committees on Children and Families and Education -Examining the NYC ACS Plan to Eliminate Kindergarten Services in the Publicaly Funded Child Care System

March 5, 2009 - Testimony before the NYC Council's Committees on General Welfare and Education - Concerning Transfer of Kindergarten Services from ACS to DOE  

February 2008 - Some Thoughts on Infrastruture of the New York City Child Care System

August 30, 2007 - Letter to NYC Comptroller William C. Thompson -re: Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK)

April 8, 2004 - Letter to DYCD Commissioner Jeanne B. Mullgrav - Comments on Out-of-School Time Initiative RFP Concept Paper

June 9, 2003 - Testimony before the New York City Council Division of Youth and Community Development  -Concerning transfer of after-school funds from ACS to DYCD

 

♦ ARTICLES

Article From City Limits:

As tabloids celebrate an on-time state budget, a look at what one budget cut at the city level will mean: fewer childcare slots, less school prep for kids and a tough choice for their working parents.  Read article

 

Article from new York non profit press

Child Care at the Crossroads - article by Andrea Anthony in NYNP - March,2007