Public Policy/Advocacy 2017-12-18T17:01:28+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: www.cpc-nyc.org.

Rational for Public Policy Messages
CPC-ACCRs’ rational for public policy; is a process for making logically sound decisions in policy as a style of behavior that is appropriate to the achievement of our goals. Our goals are to improving the quality of child care in New York City through public policy and community education.

The Use of Messages To Effect Change:
CPC-ACCR uses messages to:
• Support the public policy messages of ECLC and CCAA.
• 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.

CCAA’s 2013-2014 Public 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.

http://usa.childcareaware.org/sites/default/files/default_site_pages/2013/2013-2014_pub_policy_agenda_032013_0.pdf

http://usa.childcareaware.org/sites/default/files/default_site_pages/2014/2014_agenda-in-brief_-_3242014.pdf

ECLC’s 2013-2014 Public Policy Agenda:

http://www.earlycareandlearning.org/policy/documents/2013PublicPolicyAgenda.pdf

Our Involvement

CPC-ACCR is committed to improving the quality of child care in New York City through public policy and community education. Parents, families and other child care advocates can play an important role in helping to shape how policy may effect change in the lives of children for New York. As parents and child care professionals, you can have an impact not only through your daily care for children, but also through advocacy for children’s issues, whether on the local, state, or national level.

Date Public Policy Message Activity Target Audience & Level of Policy Making Outcome Desired
Distributed public policy agendas & data-driven child care public policy reports to the following groups:
Policy Makers & Policy Influencers: Outcome Received
11/21/14 Given the increasing language and cultural diversity of the NYC, it is important to know the changing needs of each neighborhood. Worked with the NYC CCR&R Consortium over the past 12 months on collection of child care data. Now ready for the public to know. Release data and email blasts Parents, child care providers, community leaders, policy influencers/makers& media (State) To release and inform the New York State 2013 Data, across the five boroughs and 173 zip codes of NYC, over 11,500 regulated child care and early education programs serving more than 370,000 children from infancy through school age. Emails with links and data and information were sent to our targeted audiences about the data and information on the high areas in NYC of child are needs.
11/20/14 Sharing of Data and plans to meet the goal of universal access to high quality appropriately-funded full-day pre-K for all the state’s children. Support CCI & the Campaign for Educational Equity in a statewide briefing Policy makers/influencers, media, advocates and experts (State) Securing the Future of New York’s Children: Taking the Next Steps Toward Truly Universal Prekindergarten. Aim to Build on the “Roadmap” document the two groups released last year with broad input from public education and early childhood advocates and experts from across the state.
11/13/2014 RGENT: Take Action NOW and Contact your Senator to Support Quality Child Care Forwarded email blasts of CCAA’s Parents, child care providers, community leaders, policy influencers/makers& media (State) Urgent our targeted audiences to contact their policy makers to passage of S.1086, a bill to reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block. Email blasts were sent and our targeted audiences, they were informed of the importance to take actions to contact their policy makers about passing this bill.
10/22/14 The reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 (CCCDBG) needs to be passed, as the bill provides basic health and safety protections for children in child care and improve the quality of care for all families. Email blasts of the Child Care Aware of America’s policy agenda & to join for webinar series on The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014: Moving Forward. Parents, child care providers, community leaders, policy influencers/makers& media (State) This informational webinar series strives to answer questions from state agencies, family advocates, child care providers and others leading up to the November 13, 2014 cloture vote on CCDBG Reauthorization. Email blasts were sent and out targeted audiences were informed of CCAA’s policies agenda.
10/3/14 Advocating funding preschool programs, and the importance of CCR&R’s work for providing quality childcare. Wrote and mailed a Letter to the Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo Policy Makers (State) Advocate CPC’s support for New York’s Preschool Expansion Grant application. Letter was mailed and acknowledged of CP’s support was received.
9/12/14 Calling and reiterating the importance of Child Care Subsidies, Funding for CCR&Rs and Afterschool programs. State policy makers Policy Makers (State) Advocate CPC’s support for New York’s Preschool Expansion Grant application. CPC’s policy and support of the NY Preschool Expansion Grant was heard.
8/20/2014 Quality and training are needed on the changes on regulations for child care programs The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Early Intervention Policy influencers/makers, parents and providers (City) Ask for training for the changes on HCC regulations for child care programs as well as better communication between CCR&Rs and DOH staffs. Meeting was held and discussion was held and protocols were set up between CCR&R’s HCC staffs and DOH staffs.
6/25/2014 Meeting With ACS & HRA Staff ACS & HRA Policy influencers/makers, parents & providers (City) Information exchange and share our policy agenda and child are issues. Issues were shared and future meetings have been discussed and will explore the need for further meetings.
7/12/2014 Town Hall Meeting about education and your children CHCF, NCLR and the National Urban League Policy influencers/makers, media, parents and providers (City) Share our child care issues and policy agenda. Issues were shared and future meetings.
6/30/2014 Sharing our policy agenda Meeting with ACS Commissioner Carrion Policy Makers & Policy Influencers (City) Advocate NYCC&Rs’ policy agenda and our stand on New York’s Preschool Expansion Grant application. Issues were shared and future communication channel with the Commissioner has been clarified.
7/1/2014 Advocating for NYC budget for child care FPWA: NYC Budget Updates Media, community leaders, policy influencers/makers (City) Advocate NYCC&Rs’ policy agenda and our stand for NYC funding for child care. Our agenda and child care policies were shared.
6/20/2014 The New York City Resource Guide for Families of Children with Disabilities or Developmental Delays: 2014 NYC DOHMH Community leaders, policy influencers/makers, parents, providers (City) Share our child care issues and policy agenda for special needs children and families.. Our agenda on child care policy was shared.
6/27/2014 Advocacy is for Everyone! City Hall NY Foundation Media, community leaders, policy influencers/makers (City) Advocate NYCC&Rs’ policy agenda and our stand for NYC funding for child care. Our agenda and child care policies were shared.
4/3/2014 Urgent Congresswoman Clarke to passage of S.1086, a bill to reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block. Congress Woman Yvette D. Clarke’ Policy Makers (National) Aim to gain Congresswoman Clarke’s support to passage of S.1086, a bill to reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block. to passage of S.1086, a bill to reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block.
4/3/2014 Urgent Congresswoman Velazquez to passage of S.1086, a bill to reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block. Meeting with Congress Woman Nydia Velazquez Policy Makers (National) Aim to gain Congresswoman Velazquez’s support to passage of S.1086, a bill to reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block. Meeting was held and shared CPC’s policy, support to passage of S.1086, a bill to reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block.
3/20/2014 Calling and reiterating the importance of Child Care Subsidies, Funding for CCR&Rs and Afterschool programs. Conversation with Senate Co- Majority Jeffrey Klein Policy Makers (State) $1 million being requested to support the work of the CCR&Rs, and to address both the child care subsidies and UPK – which are also included in the CCR&R legislative agenda. Conversation about CPC’s stand and support was shared.
3/20/2014 Calling and reiterating the importance of Child Care Subsidies, Funding for CCR&Rs and Afterschool programs. Senator Liz Krueger Policy Makers (State) $1 million being requested to support the work of the CCR&Rs, and to address both the child care subsidies and UPK – which are also included in the CCR&R legislative agenda. Conversation about CPC’s stand and support was shared.
3/20/2014 Calling and reiterating the importance of Child Care Subsidies, Funding for CCR&Rs and Afterschool programs Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Policy Makers (State) $1 million being requested to support the work of the CCR&Rs, and to address both the child care subsidies and UPK – which are also included in the CCR&R legislative agenda. Conversation about CPC’s stand and support was shared.
3/20/2014 Assemblyman Herman Farrell Called and reiterated the importance of Child Care Subsidies, Funding for CCR&Rs and Afterschool programs. Policy Makers (State) $1 million being requested to support the work of the CCR&Rs, and to address both the child care subsidies and UPK – which are also included in the CCR&R legislative agenda. Conversation about CPC’s stand and support was shared.
3/2/2014 $1 million is needed to support the work of the CCR&Rs, and to address both the child care subsidies and UPK. Writing Letters to the Legislature Policy Makers (State) $1 million being requested to support the work of the CCR&Rs, and to address both the child care subsidies and UPK – which are also included in the CCR&R legislative agenda. Letters were mailed, meetings were followed up. 1 millions were not granted.
2/14. 2/15 & 2/16/2014 Calling and reiterating the importance of Child Care Subsidies, Funding for CCR&Rs and Afterschool programs Met with NYS legislators to present the CCR&R legislative agenda. Policy Makers (State) Conduct any advocacy efforts in reaching to the State legislatives in regards to child care and education. Meetings were held and conversations about CPC’s stand and support were shared.
4/1-4/3/2014 Child Care Aware(R) of America’s 2014 Symposium Attending a Child Care Policy Symposium in Washington DC Community leaders, policy influencers/makers, CCR&R staffs, parents, providers & media (National) Share resources and information, visits to the Capitol Hills to meet with policy makers. Goals were met that resources and information were shared. visits to Capitol Hills and met with NY Congress women & men.
1/8/2014 Asking Governor also called for a $2 billion “Smart Schools” bond referendum to help New York State re-envision our schools from the ground up. Sent email blasts Community leaders, policy influencers/makers, CCR&R staffs, parents, providers and media (State) Governor will call for a $2 billion “Smart Schools” bond referendum to help New York State re-envision our schools from the ground up. he community and policy makers were made aware of the programs that CPC-ACCR offers, it’s importance, and what are some of the impacts that funding cuts would do to the Lower-East Side.
2/3, 5/5, 8/4 & 11/3/2014 Sharing resources and distributed public policy agendas & data-driven child care public policy reports DOH quarterly meetings Community leaders, policy influencers/makers, CCR&R staffs, parents, providers & media (City) Share resources and information, distribute data0driven reports to DOH staff. Quarterly meeting have been held to share resources, discuss chameleons and to provide DOH staff our data-driven reports.
12/12/2013 Sharing resources and distributed public policy agendas & data-driven child care public policy reports FPWA’s Annual Legislative Roundtable Community leaders, policy influencers/makers, CCR&R staffs, parents, providers and media (City) How best to address potential new challenges with the state budget as well as opportunities for input; shared trends and concerns, outlined some advocacy strategies, and refine our legislative priorities for 2014. Shared resources and strategies. Set priorities for 3024.
11/14/2013 Funding is important to programs such as CPC-ACCR/CCR&R Consortium Partners to provide the community with quality childcare. Email blasts about Policymakers Introduce Bi-partisan Early Learning Bill Community leaders, policy influencers/makers, CCR&R staffs, parents, providers and media (State) To bring focus to the CCR&R’s work and the needs of quality Child Care Programs. The community, policy makers/influencers, media, parents and providers were made aware of the our asking and policy agenda.
11/9/2013 Activity designed to inform public policy “Parents to the Rescue” Flyer – Chinese Community leaders, policy influencers/makers, parents, providers and media (City) To bring focus to the CCR&R’s work and the needs of quality Child Care Programs in our community. Education on the need of parents was conducted to the Chinese-American parents and community leaders, policy makers.
11/12/2013 Activity designed to inform public policy Email blast on 2014 Early Care & Learning Council Executive Agenda Community leaders, policy influencers/makers, CCR&R staffs, parents, providers and media (City) To promote 2014 Early Care & Learning Council Executive Agenda. 2014 ECLC’s Policy Agenda was promoted.
10/1/2013 to 9/30/2014 Collecting data and mapping New York City’s Child Care Needs, to inform public policy Releasing the data on Mapping New York City’s Child Care Needs Community leaders, policy influencers/makers, CCR&R staffs, parents, providers and media (City) he 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. Our findings would 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.
Inform the public about child care issues, engage the public to influence public policy & activities designed to inform public policy via Media:
10/30/2104 Releasing and publishing data and mapping of New York City’s Child Care Needs & to inform public policy. Collecting data and mapping New York City’s Child Care Needs Parents, providers, media, Community leaders and policy influencers (City) 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. Our findings would 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.
10/8/2014 Informing the public about child care issues and inform public policy, as well as engage the public to help us to influence policies. AM 1380 in Mandarin Parents, providers, media, Community leaders and policy influencers (Community) To promote CCR&R service and to distribute information to parents through media source, to share our policy agenda. Parents and child care providers made aware of CCR&R service and our policy agenda as will as to inform them of the consumer the education.
8/15/2014 Information about afterschool programs and CPC’s child care issues. Press Releases to Chinese media outline Parents, providers, media, Community leaders and policy influencers (Community) To promote CCR&R service and to distribute information to parents through media source, to share our policy agenda. 8 local Chinese media outlets featured our press releases and our targeted populations were informed of the our messages and activities.
7/3/2014 Informing the public about child care issues and inform public policy, as well as engage the public to help us to influence policies. ATV Home America in Cantonese Parents, providers, media, Community leaders and policy influencers (Community) To promote CCR&R service and to distribute information to parents through media source, to share our policy agenda. Parents and child care providers made aware of CCR&R service and our policy agenda as will as to inform them of the consumer the education.
7/29/2014 Informing the public about child care issues and inform public policy, as well as engage the public to help us to influence policies. EMO TV Interview in Cantonese Parents, providers, media, Community leaders and policy influencers (Community) To promote CCR&R service and to distribute information to parents through media source, to share our policy agenda. Parents and child care providers made aware of CCR&R service and our policy agenda as will as to inform them of the consumer the education.
6/2/2014 Informing the public about child care issues and inform public policy, as well as engage the public to help us to influence policies. AM 1380 Radio Show in Mandarin Parents, providers, media, Community leaders and policy influencers (Community) To promote CCR&R service and to distribute information to parents through media source, to share our policy agenda. Parents and child care providers made aware of CCR&R service and our policy agenda as will as to inform them of the consumer the education.
6/9/2014 Information about summer school programs and CPC’s child care issues. Am 1480 Radio Show in Cantonese Parents, providers, media, Community leaders and policy influencers (Community) To promote CCR&R service and to distribute information to parents through media source Parents and child care providers made aware of CCR&R service and our policy agenda as will as to inform them of the consumer the education.
5/28/2014 Informing the public about child care issues & Engage the public to influence public policy & Inform the public about child care issues. Interview by ATV 亞洲電視 Home America in Cantonese Parents, providers, media, Community leaders and policy influencers (Community) To promote CCR&R service and to distribute information to parents through media source Parents and child care providers made aware of CCR&R service and our policy agenda as will as to inform them of the consumer the education.
5/12/2014 Engaging the public to influence public policy & Inform the public about child care issues. Interview by World Journal Chinese Newspapers Parents, providers, media, Community leaders and policy influencers (Community) To promote CCR&R service and to distribute information to parents through media source Parents and child care providers made aware of CCR&R service and our policy agenda as will as to inform them of the consumer the education.
4/3, 4/5, 4/10 & 4/12/2014 Engaging the public to influence public policy & Inform the public about child care issues. World Journal Advertisements in Chinese Parents, providers, media, Community leaders and policy influencers (Community) To promote CCR&R service and to distribute information to parents through media source . Parents and child care providers made aware of CCR&R service and our policy agenda as will as to inform them of the consumer the education.
3/6/2014 Engaging the public to influence public policy & Inform the public about child care issues. Radio AM 1480 in Cantonese Parents, providers, media, Community leaders and policy influencers (Community) To promote CCR&R service and to distribute information to parents through media source. Parents and child care providers made aware of CCR&R service. Received more than 50 calls from parents requesting child care services.
3/8/2014 Engaging the public to influence public policy & Inform the public about child care issues. Radio AM 1480 Parents, providers, media, Community leaders and policy influencers (Community) To promote CCR&R service and to distribute information to parents through media source. Parents and child care providers made aware of CCR&R service. Received more than 50 calls from parents requesting child care services.
2/3, 2/5, 2/10 & 2/12 Informing the public about child care issues ( UPK) and inform public policy, as well as engage the public to help us to influence policies. World Journal Advertisements in Chinese Parents, providers, media, Community leaders and policy influencers (City) Inform the public about child care issues ( UPK) and inform public policy, as well as encourage parents to call us for referrals. Parents and child care providers made aware of CCR&R service and our policy agenda as will as to inform them of the consumer the education.
1/13, 1/15, 1/20. 1/22/2014 Informing the public about child care issues (K) and inform public policy, as well as engage the public to help us to influence policies. World Journal Advertisements in Chinese Parents, providers, media, Community leaders and policy influencers (City) Inform the public about child care issues ( UPK) and inform public policy, as well as encourage parents to call us for referrals. Parents and child care providers made aware of CCR&R service and our policy agenda as will as to inform them of the consumer the education.
12/14/2013 The New York City Resource Guide for Families of Children with Disabilities or Developmental Delays: 2014. Community Fair for Special Needs Children Parents, providers, media, Community leaders and policy influencers (City) Inform the parents with specialist children of the resource available to help them and our public policy on special needs children, Parents and child care providers made aware of CCR&R service and our policy agenda as will as to inform them of the consumer the education.
Distribution of Child care consumer education & policy agendas and rationale to families:
8/5/2014 Informing the public about child care issues and distribution of data-driven reports. Charles B Wang Chinatown Good Health Day Community residents and leaders, parents, providers and policy influencers/makers & media (Borough) Inform the public about child care issues, distribute our public policy, as well as to obtain referral intakes. Collected more than 100 parents intakes, which helps to track participation in data collection and reporting. Distribution of more than 100 CCR&R brochures to inform the parents.
8/9/2014 Informing the public about child care issues and distribution of data-driven reports. Charles B Wang Queens Good Health Day Community residents and leaders, parents, providers and policy influencers/makers & media (Borough) Inform the public about child care issues, distribute our public policy, as well as to obtain referral intakes. Collected more than 100 parents intakes, which helps to track participation in data collection and reporting. Distribution of more than 100 CCR&R brochures to inform the parents.
7/27/2014 Informing the public about child care issues and distribution of data-driven reports. HARLEM WEEK 2014 Community residents and leaders, parents, providers and policy influencers/makers & media (Community) Inform the public about child care issues, distribute our public policy, as well as to obtain referral intakes. Collected more than 100 parents intakes, which helps to track participation in data collection and reporting. Distribution of more than 100 CCR&R brochures to inform the parents.
7/9/2014 Advocacy Discussion & Planning. ECLC Membership Meeting Community residents and leaders, parents, providers (state) Inform the public about child care issues. Strategies were discussed and plans have been set.
7/2/2014 Child care consumer education & policy agendas and rationale to families. Community Outreach Community residents and leaders, parents, providers (Community) Inform the public about child care issues, distribute our public policy, as well as to obtain referral intakes. Collected more than 11 parents intakes, which helps to track participation in data collection and reporting. Distribution of more than 20 CCR&R brochures to inform the parents.
6/24/2014 Child care consumer education & policy agendas and rationale to families. Community Fair for Special Needs Children Community residents and leaders, parents, providers (Community) Inform the public about child care issues, distribute our public policy, as well as to obtain referral intakes. Collected more than 23 parents intakes, which helps to track participation in data collection and reporting. Distribution of more than 43 CCR&R brochures to inform the parents.
6/23/2014 Child care consumer education & policy agendas and rationale to families. Bronx Public Library Community residents and leaders, parents, providers (Community) Inform the public about child care issues, distribute our public policy, as well as to obtain referral intakes. Collected more than 12 parents intakes, which helps to track participation in data collection and reporting. Distribution of more than 20 CCR&R brochures to inform the parents.
5/12 & 5/13/2014 to sharing child care consumer education & child care issues, data-driven reports. Mass Mailing Parents (City) Inform the public about child care issues, share our public policy, as well as to encourage parents to contact us for referrals. Reports and information were shared.
5/19/2014 Informing the public about child care issues and distribution of data-driven reports. Korean American Family Service Center Parents, media, community leaders, policy influencers, CBO Staffs (City) To introduce CCR&R services and to share our policy agenda. Shared information and child are issues in our community.
5/16/2014 Informing the public about child care issues and distribution of data-driven reports. 2014 Asian American Community Development Conference Parents, media, community leaders, policy influencers, CBO Staffs (City) To collect data and to obtain parent referral intakes. Collected more than 40 parents intakes, which helps to track participation in data collection and reporting. Distribution of more than 60 CCR&R brochures to inform the parents.
4/23/2014 Informing the public about child care issues and distribution of data-driven reports. United Neighborhood Houses Parents, child care providers, community leaders, policy influencers, CBO Staffs (City) To collect data and to obtain parent referral intakes. Collected more than 24 parents intakes, which helps to track participation in data collection and reporting. Distribution of more than 50 CCR&R brochures to inform the parents.
4/25/2014 Child care consumer education. Asian Health and Social Service Council Parents, policy influencers, CBO Staffs (City) To introduce CCR&R services and to share our policy agenda Information and child are issues in our community were shared.
3/7/2014 Child care consumer education. University Settlement Parents, child care providers, policy influencers, CBO Staffs (Community) To collect data and to obtain parent referral intakes. Shared information and child are issues in our community.
2/16/2014 Informing the public about child care issues and distribution of data-driven reports. Korean Community Services Parents, community leaders, policy influencers, CBO Staffs (Community) To introduce CCR&R services and to share our policy agenda Shared information and child are issues in our community.
3/2/2014 Child care consumer education. Press Release to Chinese Media Outlets Parents, child care providers, community leaders, policy influencers & media (City) To introduce CCR&R services and to share our policy agenda; to recruit referral intakes and collect data. 8 local Chinese media outlets featured out press releases and our targeted populations were informed of the guidelines.
1/19/2014 Informing the public about child care issues and distribution of data-driven reports. The Asian American Social Work Task Force Parents, community leaders, policy influencers, CBO Staffs (City) To introduce CCR&R services and to share our policy agenda. Shared information and child are issues in our community.
1/26/2014 Informing the public about child care issues and distribution of data-driven reports, and to provide consumer education. RCSN ‘s Camp Fair Parents, child care providers, policy influencers, CBO Staffs (City) To introduce CCR&R services and to parents with special needs children, share our policy agenda; to recruit referral intakes and collect data. Collected more than 18 parents intakes, which helps to track participation in data collection and reporting. Distribution of more than 40 CCR&R brochures to inform the parents.
1/9/2014 Informing the public about child care issues and distribution of data-driven reports, provide consumer education. Press Release to Chinese Media Outlets Parents, media, community leaders and policy influencers (Community) To inform the parents, community leaders and policy influencers about the changes in Kindergarten registration in NYC. 8 local Chinese media outlets featured out press releases and our targeted populations were informed of the changes.
12/4/2013 Informing the public about child care issues and distribution of data-driven reports, provide consumer education. ACS, DOE Community Expo Parents, child care providers, policy influencers, CBO Staffs (Borough) To promote CCR&R service to parents. To distribute promotional items and parents newsletters at community events. Collected more than 30 parents intakes, which helps to track participation in data collection and reporting. Distribution of more than 60 CCR&R brochures to inform the parents.
11/16/2013 Informing the public about child care issues and distribution of data-driven reports, provide consumer education. Brooklyn Health Fair Parents, child care providers, policy influencers (Community) To promote CCR&R service to parents. To distribute promotional items and parents newsletters at community events. Collected more than 54 parents intakes, which helps to track participation in data collection and reporting. Distribution of more than 80 CCR&R brochures to inform the parents.

CPC-ACCR has held regular meetings with state and city elected officials to address the need for child care in the Asian communities. During April to July 2012, CPC has organized and participated over 10 public rallies and hearings to voice our concerns over New York City Major Bloomberg’s proposal to redirect the funding for early learn programs, more than 3,000 elected officials, business community leaders, community leaders, educators and parents participated in these events. As a result of the advocacy efforts, funding for CPC’s early learn programs have been extended, in turn CPC continues to provide care and education to more than 700 children in our community.

Reports and Research: Data-Drive Reports

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.
Child Care in America: 2014 State Fact Sheets — Full Book (National Summary of key data and all state fact sheets) – This annual report uses federal and national data and information from state Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) agencies and other state agencies to look at:
  • Family characteristics related to the need for child care.
  • The use of child care.
  • The supply of child care.
  • The cost of child care.
  • The child care workforce.
  • Services provided by CCR&Rs

We Can Do Better: 2013 Update:http://www.naccrra.org/sites/default/files/default_site_pages/2013/wcdb_2013_final_april_11_0.pdf – The fourth in a series of reports beginning in 2007 that scores and ranks the states, including the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense (DoD) on 11 program requirements and four oversight benchmarks for child care centers. Child Care Aware® of America’s update found that states have made progress but more progress is needed. The average score in 2013 was 92 out of a possible 150 points (61 percent of all possible points). Using a standard grading scale, no state earned an A. The Department of Defense earned a B, the remaining top 10 states earned a C. Twenty-one states earned a D and the remaining states 20 failed.

Parents and the High Cost of Child Care: 2013 Report http://usa.childcareaware.org/sites/default/files/Cost%20of%20Care%202013%20110613.pdfProvides information about the cost of child care from a recent survey of Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) State Network offices and local agencies. Child care costs were reported for infants, 4-year-olds, and school-age care in centers and family child care homes. The report also compares the cost of child care to household income, expenses and college tuition.

2012 Early Care and Learning Council Public Policy Agenda at link http://www.earlycareandlearning.org/news/documents/2012PublicPolicyAgendaInBriefAll4pages.pdf

Leaving Children to Chance, A report from NACCRRA at link http://www.naccrra.org/about-child-care/state-child-care-licensing/we-can-do-better-state-child-care-center-licensing

We Can Do Better A report from NACCRRA at link http://www.naccrra.org/node/1745

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
www.childcare.org for a complete listing of CPC-ACCR contact information and an on-line contact form.
www.cpc-nyc.org for a listing of CPC’s contact information.


Child Care Aware of America (formerly National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies)
www.usa.childcareaware.org
1515 N. Courthouse Rd, 11th floor
Arlington, VA 22201 (map)
Phone: 703-341-4100 (call)
Fax: 703-341-4101

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