CCI's decades of interactions with families, early childhood professionals and professionals give us a 360 degree view of the changing needs of today's diverse families and the key policy questions and concerns that need to be addressed as New York seeks to put all children on a path to success.  Our policy briefs offer important data and analysis to support effective solutions and investments:   


The State of Early Learning in New York; Growing Crisis for Young Children and Working Families

This new tool offer the latest data on the availability of child care and full-day pre-K by legislative district as well as new documentations on affordability by county and median salaries for early childhood educators.

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CCI Testimony


The State of Early Learning in New York; Too Many Young Learners Still Left Out

Our new briefing guide provides a profile of the unmet need for pre-K and child care by legislative district and an
agenda for what New York’s leaders need to do right now. 

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Download Address the Deepening Child Care Crisis


Ensuring Every Child is Ready to Succeed in School and Life;

Make Early Learning a Top Priority During Election Season

Election season is a great time to put early care and education on the public agenda — and we seem to now be in a perpetual election season. Use this toolkit to make sure child care and
pre-K are central to the action.

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When Families Eligible For Child Care Subsidies Don't Have One

This case study of how families cope without a subsidy provides important insights on what families are seeking as well as the solutions they must settle for, when the public investment falls short. This report reveals that parents see care for babies and toddlers as education and remain frustrated that the cost of a quality program remains out of reach for most.  

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CCI Primer 2011 Key Facts About Early Care and Education in New York City

The Primer, CCI's signature publication offers a look at funding, enrollment, capacity and affordability of early care and learning in all settings in the city, with data on pre-K, Head Start, child care and subsidies for families on public assistance.  This latest edition offers a look at the status of services prior to the roll-out of of Pre-K for All.

Download the 2011 full report

Download the 2011 highlights

Download the 2008 full report

Download the 2008 addendum

Download the 2008 highlights