Working parents call us every week searching for child care options that match their needs. Child care specialists discuss quality and convenience indicators with them so they can choose. It’s a difficult decision. Last month the Center for American Progress released a detailed and interactive report about one of the reasons that finding care can be so hard. Click here for the interactive map.
New York State is one of the most severe child care deserts. There are simply not enough quality programs for our children. This hurts parents who want to work, hurts employers looking for staff, and hurts our state’s ability to attract the kind of employers we say we want. It’s time to recognize child care as a workforce development tool. Let’s get a dialogue going. Call today, 315.782.4900, extension 240.