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Taking Action to Support Public Policy


Here Are Some Of The Steps that You Can Become An Advocate:

  • Contact your elected officials and tell them to pass important legislation.
  • Urge better funding for child care and children’s services.
  • Keep current on legislation and budget issues.
  • Advocate for passage (or defeat) of any bill which affects children and child care.
  • Suggest new legislation for children and child care.
  • Be a reliable source of child care data and information on child care issues.
  • Become a volunteer.
  • Donate to help child care issues.

Action Center:

Contact ECLW with any questions and speak to a Parent Counselor by calling 212-941-0030, ext 228 or emailing Ms. Ming Chen at

Child Care Providers:
Contact the ECLW with any questions and speak to the Provider Service Coordinator Ms. Jessica Chen by calling 212-941-0030  ext. 204.  or the Training Coordinator, Mr. Kevin Tam at ext. 160.  You may also call our Child Care Health Consultant, Ms. Linda Wu, RN, at  212-941-0030 ext. 229 with questions regarding MAT and Health Care Plan.

Parents as Advocates:
Parents, grandparents and guardians: You are your child’s first and best advocate! Investments in early childhood have both short and long term economic benefits for children, families, our state, and current and future workforce. Young children need the adults in their lives to stand up and be heard on their behalf!

Stay Informed:
Stay informed and up to date by joining Parent Network: News & Action Center. You will receive a monthly written by a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics focusing on the needs of parents, grandparents or anyone involved with raising and/or caring for young children. You will also be alerted about policies and other news that affects you and your family. You will be provided with easy-to-use tools to immediately connect with lawmakers to express your support for or opposition to budget initiatives, legislation or policies

Contact Your Legislator:

Corey Johnson, Speaker
224 West 30th Street #1206
New York, NY 10001

Stephen Levin
410 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Joel Rivera
Majority Leader
1901 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY 10460
James G. VanBramer
47-01 Queens Blvd, #205
Sunnyside, NY 11104
Staten Island
James Oddo
Minority Leader
900 South Avenue, #403
Staten Island, NY 10314
New York State Governor
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
NYS State Capitol
Albany, NY 12224
(518) 474-8390 (General)
(518) 474-1041 (Public comments, opinions, complaints)
New York State Senate
Your Senator
New York State Senate
Albany, NY 12247
(518) 455-2800 (General)
(518) 455-3216 (Public Information)
Bill Status Hotlines:
(518) 455-7545
(800) 342-9860
To Find Your NYS Senator go to
New York State Assembly
Your Assemblymember
New York State Assembly
Albany, NY 12248
(518) 455-4100 (General)
(518) 455-4218 (Public Information)
Bill Status Hotlines:
(518) 455-4218
(800) 342-9860
To Find Your New York State Assemlymember go to

President of the United States
President Donald Trump                                             

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20500
(202) 456-1111 (Comments)
(202) 456-1414 (Switchboard)

United States Senators
Senator Charles Schumer
313 Hart Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-6542

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
531 Dirken Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-4451
United States Representatives
Your Representative
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515
Main Switchboard for Senate and
House: (202) 224-3121

Disclaimer: The Chinese-American Planning Council’s Early Childhood Learning & Wellness Services (CPC-ECLW) does not license, recommend or endorse any one program/provider over another. It is the parent’s responsibility to evaluate and select the child care program that best meets their child’s and family’s needs.

Confidentiality Notice: ECLW will not share any personal information with third parties provided during the referral process without your written consent.

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