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ERIC Number: ED477957
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 64
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Child Care Primer, 2000: Key Facts about Child Care and Early Education Services in New York City.
Letts, Kenea; Simpson, Kristen; Torres, Marlyn; Kolben, Nancy
This Child Care Primer provides a detailed overview of child care funding, supply, and demand in New York City. The Primer utilizes data available from public agencies to create a picture of the availability of child care and early education services. The statistical portrait covers New York City demographics, enrollment in regulated child care and early education programs; public budgeted expenditures for child care and early education programs; costs of public and private child care in New York City, and the unmet need for child care in New York City. The primer notes that New York City has received substantial new funding for child care expansion in the past 2 years. In addition, the funding for Universal Pre-Kindergarten has increased by 68 percent during this period, significantly expanding this resource. Even with these increases, the primer portrays a substantial shortage of both regulated care and subsidies. Specific findings detailed are as follows: (1) low- to moderate-income working families have extremely limited access to child care subsidies; (2) child care needs for families on public assistance are rapidly increasing; (3) child care need far exceeds supply; (4) subsidized child care services have increased, while enrollment has decreased. Sources for these findings are noted. The primer concludes with a glossary. (HTH)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, Inc., New York, NY.; Citigroup Foundation, New York, NY.; United Way of New York City, NY.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)