Parents, Union, Child Care Providers and Advocates Call for State to Take Action to Make Child Care Program Fair

Velmanette Montgomery

January 13, 2010

ALBANY – A report released by Empire Justice Center today, Mending the Patchwork, documents a persistent lack of fairness in the way child care assistance is administered in New York State. The report, which includes a summary of policy variations in each county and an economic analysis by the Fiscal Policy Institute, found that the current practice of allowing the local Social Services Districts to determine parental co-payments and other eligibility criteria has no rational basis and must be changed to ensure that both low income working parents and child care businesses across the state are treated equally in this federally funded program..................

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