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New York lost the capacity to provide child care to 10,554 children during the pandemic.  Together we can do better!

New York is at a point of crisis. Parents can't afford to pay more for child care and providers can't afford to charge less. The challenges are complex and there are ways we can move forward.

  • Our research is being used by county and state governments to inform how public funds are allocated in the child care system.
  • Together, the Empire State Campaign for Child Care and our Action Network of 5,000+ people just like you won a $7 billion investment in child care over the next four years.
  • Our collaborations with Monroe County government, parents and child care providers led to more than half of Monroe County children ages 0 - 12 years now being eligible for assistance paying for child care.  

We do what kids need most and advocate for what works best. With your tax-deductible contribution, we can urge public officials to make policy changes and public funding available to build a system of high quality child care that is affordable and equitable.

Children need care.

Parents need predictability.

New York doesn't work without child care. You can trust your contribution will be used wisely. The Children's Agenda was honored this year to receive an ETHIE award for ethical leadership. Watch here to learn why:

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With your gift, you help The Children's Agenda change systems for all children, particularly our community's most vulnerable.

The Children's Agenda
1 S. Washington Street
Suite 120
Rochester, NY 14614
United States