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Human Services & Government Agencies

ACCESS NYC; ACCESS NYC is a free service that identifies and screens for over 30 City, State and Federal human service benefit programs.
NYC Human Resource Administration (HRA) The New York City Human Resources Administration/ Department of Social Services; (HRA/DSS) provides temporary help to individuals and families with social service and economic needs to assist them in reaching self-sufficiency. For more information, please go to 311 Online or contact HRA’s Infoline at 1-718-557-1399.
NYS Mybenefits The fast and easy way to find out about many health and human services programs and how to apply for them – anytime and anywhere.
IRS.GOV;;The Internal Revenue Service is the nation’s tax collection agency and administers the Internal Revenue Code enacted by Congress.
ACS Head Start Programs ;A free early educational program for children aged 3 to 5 years old living in very low income families. Head Start includes family social services and emphasizes parental involvement. To find out if your child is qualified for Head Start and locations of Head Start programs in your neighborhood, you can contact our office.
NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS); ACS’s Division of Child Care and Head Start administers the largest publicly-funded childcare system in the country, serving approximately 120,000 infants, toddlers, and school-aged children.
NYC Department of Education;The New York City Department of Education is the largest system of public schools in the United States, serving about 1.1 million students in over 1,700 schools.
NYC Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene-Bureau of Child Care

New York State Council on Children & Families The Council on Children and Families is authorized to coordinate the state health, education and human services systems as a means to provide more effective systems of care for children and families.
New York State Office of Children and Family Services;The Office of Children and Family Services serves New York’s public by promoting the safety, permanency and well-being of our children, families and communities. We will achieve results by setting and enforcing policies, building partnerships, and funding and providing quality services.
National Child Care Information Center;The National Child Care Information Center (NCCIC), a project of the Child Care Bureau, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is a national resource that links information and people to complement, enhance, and promote the child care delivery system, working to ensure that all children and families have access to high-quality comprehensive services.
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development;The NICHD, established by congress in 1962, conducts and supports research on topics related to the health of children, adults, families, and populations

National Associations

www.naccrra.org; The National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies is our nation’s leading voice for child care. NACCRRA works with more than 800 state and local Child Care Resource & Referral agencies to ensure that families in every local community have access to high-quality, affordable child care.

www.childcareaware.org; Child Care Aware is committed to helping parents find the best information on locating quality child care and child care resources in their community. This is accomplished by raising visibility for local child care resource and referral agencies nationwide and by connecting parents with the local agencies best equipped to serve their needs.

www.naeyc.org; The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8.

www.nafcc.org; The National Association for Family Child Care is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting quality child care by strengthening the profession of family child care.

State Associations

www.earlycareandlearning.org; The Early Care & Learning Council has been working to make quality, affordable child care available to New York’s families since 1975. Rooted in a statewide network of child care resource and referral agencies, the membership of Early Care & Learning Council includes wide representation from child care providers, parents, businesses, community organizations, and other individuals.

Resources:

Child Care Aware;Child Care Aware© is the nation’s most respected hub of information for parents and child care providers. A program of the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA), Child Care Aware® helps families learn more about the elements of quality child care and how to locate programs in their communities.
Early Head Start National Resource Center

Healthy Steps for Young Children;SAMHSA and HHS have both designated Healthy Steps for Young Children as an approved evidence-based practice for service delivery grants to their agencies.

National Association for Family Child Care; The National Association for Family Child Care is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting quality child care by strengthening the profession of family child care.
National Center for Children in Poverty;The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) is one of the nation’s leading public policy center dedicated to promoting the economic security, health, and well-being of America’s low-income families and children. NCCP uses research to inform policy and practice with the goal of ensuring positive outcomes for the next generation. We promote family-oriented solutions at the state and national levels.
National Center for Early Development and Learning;The National Center for Early Development & Learning was a national early childhood research project supported by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institutep;of Education Sciences (IES), formerly the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI).
NYC Early Childhood Professional Development Institute;The New York City Early Childhood Professional Development Institute (PDI) is a public/private partnership that brings together a range of city agencies, a consortium of private funders, and the nation’s largest urban university to build a comprehensive system of professional development for individuals who work with young children in New York City.
Parent-Child Home Program
Parents Action For Children;IAYC works with elected officials, community-based organizations and coalitions throughout the country to create state and local I Am Your Child campaigns, with materials and public engagement strategies tailored to each community.

Partners With Children;Partnership with Children is a social service agency committed to ensuring the social and emotional well-being of New York City’s most at-risk children and youth. We operate a school-based program, Open Heart – Open Mind, as well as professional development and trainings through the Center for Capacity Building.
Zero to Three National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families; ZERO TO THREE is a national, nonprofit organization that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.

Research & Data:
Child Care & Early Education Research Connections;Child Care & Early Education Research Connections promotes high quality research in child care and early education and the use of that research in policy making.
Children’s Institute;Children’s Institute, Inc. (CII) has created one of the nation’s strongest models for working with children, youth and families who have been affected by violence.
National Institute for Early Education Research; The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) conducts and communicates research to support high-quality, effective early childhood education for all young children. Such education enhances their physical, cognitive, and social development, and subsequent success in school and later life.

The State of Asian American Children (2014)

http://www.aafny.org/doc/AAF_StateofAsianAmericanChildren.pdf

This first ever report on Asian American children covers demographic changes, ethnicity, age, geography, gender, immigration, adoption, education, health family, languages, economic status, and housing. The goals of this report are to better understand the characteristics and the growth of Asian American children; to measure of the family support, financial, health, early school readiness, and educational needs of Asian American children; and to identify gaps and additional research needs on Asian American children and highlight the importance of disaggregated data on Asian groups.

Making America Work: Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in the Workforce and Business (2014)

http://www.aafny.org/doc/MakAmerWork_FINAL_2015_LO.pdf

Making America Work examines the contributions Asian Americans bring to the U.S. economy through as workers and business owners and leaders. The goal of the report is to show the diversity of experiences in our communities. The report’s key findings examine the impact the Great Recession had on Asian American household wealth, the growth in the number of Asian American workers at all income levels, and the major contributions to employment and revenue Asian American and NHPI businesses made. The tremendous impact that Asian American immigrants have on both the workforce and business growth is also highlighted. The report also concludes with policy recommendations to address the issues raised around rebuilding wealth, increasing the opportunities available to the growing number of low-wage Asian American workers, and helping Asian American business owners to expand and succeed.

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Asian Americans Of The Empire State:
Growing Diversity And Common Needs (2013)

http://www.aafny.org/doc/FINAL-NYS-2013-Report.pdf

This report is a detailed examination of the Asian American communities of our state. The report covers statewide and regional demographic changes. In addition, detailed socioeconomic indicators for New York City, the suburban counties surrounding New York City, and upstate counties with the largest Asian populations are presented. The report concludes with a summary of key demographic groups: the working poor, refugees, seniors, college and university populations and well-educated professionals.