Parents and the High Cost of Child Care
2016 Report by Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA)
Child Care Aware® of America’s 2015 report, Parents and the High Cost of Child Care, summarizes the cost of child care across the country, examines the importance of child care as a workforce support and as an early learning program, and explores the effect of high costs on families’ child care options.
This year’s report continues to expose child care as one of the most significant expenses in a family budget, often exceeding the cost of housing, college tuition, transportation or food.
Download the report and find child care resources, including an interactive cost map by state, and data highlights for five key urban counties around the country.
Child Care Supply and Demand in Rockland County
Child Care Resources of Rockland, Inc.(CCRR) reports supply and demand information based on school district. CCRR gathers information during referral calls to accurately document the demand for child care in the service delivery area. The majority of searches conducted for families are based on a child’s school district, rather than the town in which they live. This allows families to plan child care around immediately available transportation provided by the school district for a school age child and to plan for future child care transportation needs when searching for care for a younger child. Our report was created using data compiled from the NACCRRAware database between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015. During this time frame there were 776 Active Clients with 85% of them conducting a child care search near their home. Please read the full report: 2015 Child Care Resources of Rockland, Inc. Supply and Demand Report with Gap Analysis.
Child Care in Rockland County - 2015 Child Care Needs Assessment Survey Results
As part of our ongoing mission to promote, support and enhance the healthy development of all children, Child Care Resources of Rockland, Inc. in 2015 undertook a Child Care Needs Assessment with a goal to receive feedback and insight on child care needs in our county.
Advocate! Child Care Resources of Rockland, Inc. is firm in its commitment to build capacity, improve quality and facilitate access to early care and education services in the community. As a concerned parent, you can make a difference, too. Take action now! Write letters of support and make phone calls to all your elected officials! Speak out on important issues!
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National Association for Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) - Legislative Action Center
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NY State Alerts:
Winning Beginning NY is a statewide coalition working to inform policymakers and the public about the many benefits of early care and learning for children from the prenatal period through age eight. Our priorities include high-quality afterschool, child care, early intervention, home visiting, and Pre-K. The coalition aims to build a broad-based constituency to make investment in quality early care and learning a top public priority in New York State.
Early Care & Learning Council: The mission of the Early Care & Learning Council – a statewide, not-for-profit, membership organization – is to promote excellence in early care and education with equal access for all families. We do this primarily through the support of and in partnership with a strong network of community-based organizations that provide Child Care Resource and Referral services.
Child Care Aware Parent Network The Child Care Aware Family Network is a community of parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and advocates dedicated to improving the quality of child care for all children. As families, you are the consumers of child care and that can come with many challenges, from quality, safety, affordability, to access and flexibility.
Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy: 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.
EarlyChildhood.org: 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.