Public Policy/Advocacy2018-08-15T19:53:08+00:00

The Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc. stands for child-care-friendly public policy and development. We are an informational resource and public voice for issues facing New York City’s children and families in diverse communities. To learn more about our public policy and advocacy, please visit our agency’s main website: CPC’s Policy & Advocacy Agenda 2018-2019

Founded in 1965, the Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) has the mission to promote social and economic empowerment of Chinese American, immigrant and low-income communities. We advance our communities through more than 50 programs, including early childhood education, school-age care, youth services, workforce development, community services, and senior services, serving over 60,000 community members across New York City each year. We transform our communities through social services and social change. In order to build transformative change, we have created a policy agenda that addresses persistent needs and emerging trends in our communities.

Agenda Items Include:
• Economic Empowerment
• Strong Nonprofits for a Better New York
• Settlement House Program
• Early Childhood Education
• Child Welfare
• Adult Literacy
• Senior Affordable Housing Services
• Housing Stability Support
• 24 Hour Pay for Home Health Aides
• Social Empowerment
• New York Health Act
• New York DREAM Act
• Civic Engagement and Voter Rights Reform
• Infrastructure Improvement Projects
• Capital Funding

Click CPC’s Policy & Advocacy Agenda 2018-2019 to view CPC’s Full NY State Policy Agenda FY2018-2019

The Use of Messages To Effect Change:
CPC-ACCR uses messages to:
• Support the public policy messages of CPC, ECLC and CCAoA.
• Let people to know they have access to child care services.
• Support our efforts in providing care for families and their needs.
• Solicit elected officials’ support for funding child care programs.
• Educate the public and elected offal’s on the demand and supply of child care.

Our Steps The Context of Public Policy Are As Follows:
1. Intelligence gathering— data and potential problems and opportunities are identified, collected and analyzed.
2. Identifying problems.
3. Assessing the consequences of all options.
4. Relating consequences to values— with all decisions and policies there will be a set of values which will be more relevant (for example, economic feasibility and environmental protection) and which can be expressed as a set of criteria, against which performance (or consequences) of each option can be judged.

CCAoA’s Public Policy Agenda: CCAoA 2018 Policy Agenda

Child Care Aware of America is our nation’s leading voice for child care. We work with state and local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies (CCR&Rs) and other community partners to ensure that all families have access to quality, affordable child care. To achieve our mission, we lead projects that increase the quality and availability of child care, offer comprehensive training to child care professionals, undertake research, and advocate for child care policies that improve the lives of children and families.

ECLC’s Public Policy Agenda 

Campaign for Children

The Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies

Reports and Research: Data-Drive Reports http://Mapping New York City’s Child Care Needs

Mapping New York City Child Care Needs:  http://Mapping New York City’s Child Care Needs
Meeting the needs of young children and their families for safe, accessible, affordable, and appropriate care and education services is challenging in all communities across the United States. This is particularly true when there are significant language and cultural changes in a neighborhood from substantial numbers of immigrants moving into the city from other countries, or movement of clusters of immigrant families from one neighborhood to another.
The Consortium’s work in responding to families and working with those providing or seeking to provide early care and education addresses these issues. Parent counselors provide each family with information and support, not only in identifying possible child care programs, but also in determining how best to make child care arrangements that meet their individual circumstances and needs. By providing resources and individualized technical assistance to staff of child care programs, the Consortium helps expand the supply and increase the quality of child care providers and programs that can meet those family needs.
The Consortium uses mapping information to: inform our work in local communities, prioritize and target our child care development activities and enable us to reach the families in need of child care services within those communities. We hope that our findings will be helpful to others working in local communities as well as policy makers and city planners, in responding to the needs of NYC families and children.
The 2018-2019 Child Care Policy Platform Highlights Critical Role of Nation’s Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies

Serving Young Children and Families Experiencing Homelessness

Early Care and Learning Council Public Policy Agenda at

Leaving Children to Chance, A report from Child Care Aware of America at

CPC-ACCR is a member of the Early Care Learning Council (NYS) and Child Care Aware® of America (National).

Chinese-American Planning Council-Asian Child Care Resource & Referral for a complete listing of CPC-ACCR contact information and an on-line contact form. for a listing of CPC’s contact information.

Child Care Aware of America
1515 N. Courthouse Rd, 11th floor
Arlington, VA 22201 (map)
Phone: 703-341-4100 (call)
Fax: 703-341-4101

Early Care and Learning Council
230 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany, NY 12203
Phone: (518) 690-4217
Fax: (518) 690-2887

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