CCI seeks to support proposals and visions that help build a coherent, quality system of early care and education for all of New York's children, that includes attention to supporting a diverse system for delivery of pre-K that includes both public schools and community-based programs and leveraging the full range of resources, capacity and expertise in diverse communities across New York.

A New York City Office of Early Care & Learning
Proposal to Build a Winning Beginning for New York's Children

CCI spent a year researching governing options for New York City to help promote more effective and efficient use of resources, higher-quality services and better outcomes for children.  The proposal provides a vision for a new approach to governance, including an early learning council which includes external stakeholders.
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The Best in the Nation:
A Plan for Early Care
and Education

CCI prepared this brief that offers a vision of the essential building blocks for a high quality system of early care and learning.  The state did establish the Early Childhood Advisory Council following this proposal, with CCI as a member to help guide the work.
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Bringing It All Together

Collaboration, Partnership, and Blended Funding Strategies for Strengthening Early Learning Programs
in New York City

CCI partnered with the United Way to identify promising models for integrating funding and innovative approaches to supporting quality early learning.
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A Diverse System Delivers for Pre-K: Lessons Learned in New York State