We are proud to announce that the Day Care Council of New York (DCCNY), together with Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, Senator Velmanette Montgomery, Assemblyman Walter Mosley, Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo, and the Friends of Crown Heights Educational Centers, will co-host a town hall meeting on the 2020 Census, Hard-to-Count Population Ages 0-5 Years Old. This event will take place Wednesday January 22, 2020 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Friends of Crown Heights Educational Centers, 671 Prospect Place in Brooklyn. All child care providers and the families they serve are invited to this event. Please circulate the attached flyer with your staff and families.
This event will serve as the kick off to DCCNY’s census project. Attendees will be educated on what the census is, the importance of the census, and how to complete the census form. Representatives from the U.S. Census Office will also be present to answer questions. In addition, the Census office will have a table set up to take applications for part-time jobs with the census.
The goal of DCCNY’s census work is to ensure that every child under the age of five and their families served by DCCNY’s child care providers are counted in the 2020 Census. Children under the age of five are one of the most undercounted populations, leading to inadequate funding for critical early education programs. The two largest federal funds for early childhood education programs, the Child Care Development Block Grant and the Head Start grant, rely on an accurate count of young children to distribute funding. In the 2010 Census, almost 70,000 children under the age of five were not counted in NYC.
We must get the message out that the census is safe, confidential, has no citizenship question, and vital to getting the resources and political representation our communities need. If you have any questions about DCCNY’s census project, please contact Senior Research Analyst Mai Miksic at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (212) 206-7818 x 128. We hope to see you at the event!