We are pleased to present our latest report Child Care in a Pandemic: What We Learned from Emergency Child Care Programs and How We Can Safely Reopen Our Early Education System. This report was written by Senior Research Analyst Mai Miksic with Kendra Hurley, a well-known research consultant. Our intent is to raise the voices of child care providers who are serving essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic and how they have adjusted their work to ensure the safety of children.
This qualitative study examined 13 emergency child care programs (ECCs) including center-based and family child care providers on their day-to-day operations, covering such topics as drop-off and pick-up procedures, masks, playtime, food, and outdoor play. Based on these conversations, we have developed a set of key findings and recommendations on how New York City’s early education system can safely reopen. Most importantly, we want to share information on the hard work community-based child care programs have done and continue to contribute since the start of the pandemic.
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.
Day Care Council of New York Brief: Leave No Teacher Behind: How to Support Study Plan Teachers in Community-based Early Childhood Programs by Mai Miksic, Senior Research Analyst – November 2019
Day Care Council of New York Memorandum: Master’s in Early Childhood Education as a “Related Field” under Article 47.13(d) by Nilesh Patel, Director, DCCNY Labor Relations and Mediation Services – May 6, 2019
Day Care Council of New York 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