There has long been a need for an estimate of how much salary parity would cost. The Day Care Council of New York’s salary parity estimate of $83 million has been presented to City officials, policymakers, and community advocates. Most recently, it has been included in the City Council’s Budget Response Report. City Council allocated $89 million for salary parity, which includes $83 million being reserved for salary parity for certified teachers and salary increases for directors, and $6 million in salary bonuses for all other staff. DCCNY will be releasing a follow up report to support the ongoing advocacy efforts.
DCCNY Response: “Comments on the Department of Education’s Birth-to-Five RFP: A response from the Day Care Council of New York” – December 21, 2018
Day Care Council of New York Policy Brief: “The Voices of DCCNY’s Membership: A Briefing on the Critical Issues” – By Mai Miksic, Senior Research Analyst and Jennifer Meyer, Research Assistant – July 2018
New York Early Childhood Development Institute: “Stabilizing New York City’s Child Care Services” by Nilesh Patel, Director, DCCNY Labor Relations and Mediation Services – September 30, 2016
Day Care Council of New York Policy Report: “Failing our Children: Certified Teachers Disappearing from CBO Child Care” – January, 2016
New York Nonprofit Press: “Child Care at the Crossroads” – by Andrea Anthony, Executive Director, DCCNY – March, 2007