The Ready for Kindergarten Campaign prepared a guide and these additional tools to support your advocacy this year! Just use the links to download:
Briefing Guide: Unmet Need for Child Care and Pre-K by Legislative District: Use this new tool, the first ever guide to full-day pre-K and child care by legislative district, to engage your Assembly member and Senator – by letting them know exactly how many children and families still lack access to early care and education. In many districts, fewer than 10% of eligible children have access! This data will demonstrate the urgent need for more investment in the final 2019 budget!
Engage the Media with these tools, to call attention to the urgent needs of New York's youngest citizens.
Letters to the Editor: Build our voice with these sample letters – easy to cut and paste and share with your local newspaper, newsletters, blogs and other online media.
Keep the Promise for Full-Day Pre-K! Our chart shows the regional inequities in access to full-day pre-K as of December 2019. You can also use our one-pager, Every Child Deserves Access to Quality Pre-K to call attention to the need for more equitable resources for community programs offering pre-K.
Address the Deepening Child Care Crisis! 80% of all families eligible for help paying for child care still get no assistance. This chart shows how lack of access and growing need play out by labor region around the state.
Useful Links and Additional Resources: Connect with state and national advocacy and research organizations to build our voice.