The Day Care Council of New York’s (DCCNY) Senior Policy Analyst Lisa Caswell spoke at a City Hall press conference about the historic labor agreement between DCCNY and DC 1707, which gives unionized certified early childhood educators a pathway to salary parity with their public school counterparts. Read the press release which outlines the details of the agreement.
The Day Care Council of New York’s Labor Counsel Nilesh Patel discusses the historic salary parity agreement with Errol Louis on NY1’s Inside City Hall. Watch the entire video clip here.
The Day Care Council of New York in Early Childhood Education Articles
The following media reports and articles highlight the Day Care Council of New York’s involvement in the early childhood education landscape, as well as provides an overview of the critical issues related to child care that has been covered in the media.
NY Times Opinion-Editorial: “Affordable Child Care: The Secret to a Better Economy” – August 2016: “After all, affordable high-quality child care is one remedy to the long stagnation in wages afflicting most of the work force. It is also an antidote to the waning productivity that threatens future living standards.” THIS ARTICLE, written by the New York Times editorial board lays out an old argument in a way that may be prove to be very useful as we reach out to New York business leaders.
The Century Foundation – June 2016: A well-compensated, appropriately educated, diverse, and culturally competent workforce is essential to providing the high-quality early care and education (ECE) programs our kids need to thrive. A new report, “QUALITY JOBS, QUALITY CHILD CARE,” tells us how to achieve this high-quality care while maintaining fair compensation and diversity within the industry.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – June 2016: The report “High-Quality Early Learning Settings Depend on a High-Quality Workforce” documents that despite the importance of high quality settings to healthy child development and school readiness, many early learning workers earn low wages — even when they obtain credentials and attain higher levels of education. Low wages and lack of wage parity across early learning settings undermines the quality of early learning programs.
Economic Policy Institute – June 2016: The new report, “NEW YORK STATE LEADS NATION IN INCOME INEQUALITY,” provides extensive data on income inequality, including the average incomes of the top 1 percent, the income required to be in the top 1 percent, and the gap between the top 1 percent and the bottom 99 percent in every county and state as well as in 916 metropolitan areas. The authors found that, between 2009 and 2013, the top 1 percent captured 85 percent of total income growth in the United States, while the top 1 percent garnered 31 percent of all the income in New York State in 2013.