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Campaign for Children Presentation

  1. 1. Live Tweet! @ChildrenNYC #campaign4children @TalkNYC2013 #talkingtransition Sample Tweet: We're at @ChildrenNYC's @TalkNYC2013 panel on creating stronger early education & after-school systems #campaign4children #talkingtransition
  2. 2. Campaign for Children Transition Plan: Strengthening New York City’s Early Childhood Education and After-School Systems
  3. 3. @ChildrenNYC #campaign4children Our Transition Plan: •  Represents input from more than 150 early childhood education and after-school organizations – both advocates and providers. •  We stand ready to work with the Mayor-Elect to expand universal pre-K to all four year olds, as well as expand early childhood education to all children aged 0-4 and after-school programs for children in elementary, middle, and high school. •  Outlines three key areas that must be addressed: QUALITY, INVESTMENT and EXPANSION.
  4. 4. @ChildrenNYC #campaign4children The Need: ! Early childhood education and after-school programs are critical for children and families. They help children succeed in school and enable parents to work, bringing economic security to their families.
  5. 5. @ChildrenNYC #campaign4children The Problem: ! Both systems have consistently been faced with budget cuts, which have impacted capacity and quality. The systems cannot remain dependent on successful advocacy annually restoring one-year funds from the City Council.
  6. 6. @ChildrenNYC #campaign4children The Plan: ! Ensure that all children have access to affordable, high-quality early childhood education and after-school programs.   o  The Campaign is excited and encouraged to have a Mayor-Elect who is a long-time champion of early childhood education and after-school programs. o  We stand ready to work with the Mayor-Elect to expand universal pre-K to all four year olds, as well as expand early childhood education to all children aged 0-4 and after-school programs for children in elementary, middle, and high school.
  7. 7. @ChildrenNYC #campaign4children The Plan: ! Short, medium, and long-term benchmarks.   o  First step = baseline $150 million of one-year funding currently invested in the systems. This would eliminate the annual budget dance.   o  First term plan = access to high quality, affordable programs for all children age 0-5 who are eligible for subsidized child care & all low-income and high-need elementary, middle and high school children in need of after-school programs.   o  Two-term plan = expand the systems to ensure universal access to high quality, affordable care for all children.
  8. 8. @ChildrenNYC #campaign4children The new administration must address: QUALITY, INVESTMENT, and EXPANSION of early childhood education and after-school programs.
  9. 9. @ChildrenNYC #campaign4children QUALITY: ! Implement high quality systems and provide the resources to meet them. !! ! •  Ensure programs are educational and enriching. •  Appropriately compensate well-trained staff. •  Fully fund programs at an adequate rate. •  Enhance communication, collaboration and transparency between City and parents, advocates and the public. •  Enhance collaboration between City agencies, including the sharing of data and resources.
  10. 10. @ChildrenNYC #campaign4children INVESTMENT: ! Develop short and long-term plans to fully fund high-quality programs. •  Provide stable, reliable multi-year funding to create sustainable programs, reduce barriers to access, and ensure continuity for children. •  Explore all options to maintain and increase investments at the federal, state and local levels. •  Ensure that programs are affordable for families.
  11. 11. @ChildrenNYC #campaign4children EXPANSION: ! Develop a strategy to reach all children.   •  Implement universal access to full-year, full-day early childhood education and universal access to full-year afterschool/summer programs for elementary, middle and high school aged youth.   •  Prioritize expanding access to the highest-need children, based on income and other risk factors. •  Explore all options to maintain and increase investments at the federal, state and local levels. Explore all new, progressive revenue options for investing in the system.
  12. 12. STAY INVOLVED, STAY INFORMED! Campaign for Children www.campaignforchildrennyc.com @ChildrenNYC and #campaign4children facebook.com/Campaign4Children campaign4childrennyc@gmail.com

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