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. Read our comprehensive report for more details on our salary parity estimate.
The Day Care Council of New York coordinates with New York City agencies, such as the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, to ensure that early childhood programs in community-based organizations maintain high-quality standards. Recent advocacy efforts on teacher qualifications calls for master’s degrees in early childhood to be recognized as fulfilling City health code Article 47’s mandate for all group teachers to have bachelor’s degrees in early childhood. Read more about this topic by downloading the policy memo below.
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