New York City
Advocates for Children of New York (AFC)’s mission is to promote access to the best education New York can provide for all students, especially students of color and students from low-income backgrounds.
The Children’s Aid Society helps children in poverty to succeed and thrive. We have been serving children for more than 150 years, a longevity that is a testament to our ability to adapt to the ever-changing needs of today’s youth.
Since our founding in 1944, CCC has paired professional staff experts with citizen volunteers to document the facts, educate the community, and advocate for change.
To support the development of professionals to advocate for and promote quality care and education for the well-being of all children—birth through age 8—and their families.
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.
The NYC Infant Toddler Technical Assistance Resource Center, located at the Center for Children’s Initiatives (formerly Child Care, Inc.) is a collaborative initiative of the New York City Child Care Resource and Referral Consortium.
The New York City Administration for Children’s Services protects New York City’s children from abuse and neglect. Along with our community partners, Children’s Services provides neighborhood-based services to help ensure children grow up in safe, permanent homes with strong families.
The Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF) aims to improve the health and well-being of Asian Pacific American children and families in New York City.
New York State
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 support of the Early Care & Learning Council includes wide representation from child care providers, parents, businesses, community organizations, and other individuals!
This website has been developed by the NYS Council on Children and Families Head Start Collaboration Project to support professional development and improve the quality of early childhood and school-age programs. It is designed to provide a one-stop source of information for those exploring careers in early childhood and school-age programs as well as those already working in the field and looking to advance in their careers. It also contains information that supports the efforts of program directors and others to improve the quality of their programs.
The Family Child Care Association of New York State, Inc. is a non-profit, professional statewide organization dedicated to supporting family child care providers and associations.
To support the development of professionals to advocate for and promote quality care and education for the well-being of all children—birth through age 8—and their families.
The New York State Early Intervention Program (EIP) is part of the national Early Intervention Program for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. First created by Congress in 1986 under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the EIP is administered by the New York State Department of Health through the Bureau of Early Intervention.
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.
The New York State Head Start Association provides services and support to its members and is an organization that represents the interests of the entire New York State Head Start community, including children, families, and programs.
Winning Beginning NY is a statewide coalition working to inform policymakers and the public about the many benefits of early care and learning including home visiting, child care, and Pre-K.
For 140 years, the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy (SCAA), has provided a valuable and highly regarded voice in New York State for low income and vulnerable populations.
OCFS is responsible for improving the integration of services for New York’s children, youth, families and vulnerable populations; promoting their development; and protecting them from violence, neglect, abuse, and abandonment. The agency provides a system of family support, juvenile justice, child care and child welfare services that promote the safety and well-being of children and adults.
New York State Association for Bilingual Education (NYSABE)
The New York State Association for Bilingual Education (NYSABE) is a multilingual and multicultural association fostering the awareness and appreciation of bilingualism and biculturalism as an integral part of cultural pluralism in our society.
The mission of the American Academy of Pediatrics is to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults.
Our mission is to improve the quality of early care and education for all children by promoting policy, research and organizing that ensure the early care and education workforce is well-educated, receives better compensation and a voice in their workplace.
The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) is a non-profit child advocacy organization that has worked relentlessly for nearly 40 years to ensure a level playing field for all children.
Docs For Tots is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan, advocacy organization formed to encourage doctors to fulfill their important role as active advocates for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers on the national, state and local level. We are committed to making it as simple as possible for doctors to become involved in advocacy.
NAEYC’s public policy goal is a well-financed, high-quality system of early childhood education for all children from birth to age eight.
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.
For the past 40 years, the National Black Child Development Institute has been steadfast in its mission to improve and advance the lives of Black children and their families, through advocacy and education.
The Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) was founded in 1966 by a small group of scientists who had a vision – to conduct research that would make a difference in children’s lives, support families, and inform public policy.
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.
Consistent with its mission to improve opportunities and open doors for Hispanic Americans, NCLR believes that advocacy, civic engagement, and community-based support are essential parts of any community-empowerment strategy.
NECTAC is the national early childhood technical assistance center supported by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) under the provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). NECTAC serves Part C-Infant and Toddlers with Disabilities Programs and Part B-Section 619 Preschool Programs for Children with Disabilities in all 50 states and 10 jurisdictions to improve service systems and outcomes for children and families.
Our vision is to be the untiring voice that will not be quiet until every vulnerable child is served with the Head Start model of support for the whole child, the family, and the community.
The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) conducts and communicates research to support high-quality, effective early childhood education for all young children.
By providing reliable information about quality child care and referrals to community resources, Child Care Aware® is a critical national link between parents and child care providers.
The Asian American Federation’s mission is to advance the civic voice and well-being of Asian Americans.
The New York City Child Care Resource & Referral Consortium is funded by the New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS).
Other 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 the 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
- 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 a 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.
- 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.
- 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 Institute 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 training 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)
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)
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.
Asian Americans Of The Empire State:
Growing Diversity And Common Needs (2013)
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.