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The Campaign for Children

Fighting for universal access to early education
and youth services

New York City families cannot afford childcare for their children

New York City is experiencing a childcare crisis fueled by the unaffordability of care for most households.

  • More than


    with a child under 5 cannot afford childcare

  • Nearly

    4 out of 5

    families cannot afford out-of-school care for children 6 to 12

  • Some families in The Bronx and Brooklyn might pay up to


    of their annual income on childcare or out-of-school care

Join us in advocating New York City leaders to address this crisis.

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About the Campaign

Since C4C’s formation, the campaign has strived to advance policies through effective public relations, community organizing, data and policy analysis, and messaging that illustrates the profound positive impact that high-quality early care and education and youth services have on children, families, communities, and the city’s economy. Our advocacy elevates the voice of parents, youth, and direct service providers across communities.