The Kids Aren’t Alright: It’s Time to Expand and Better Regulate Child Care

The New York Daily News | Kelly Escobar, Kelvin Chan, & David Hernandez 

“To change the system, we must demand that our child care system supports responsive, experienced educators to adequately and equitably prepare our young children for future success.”

Health and safety regulations in New York City’s child care system may be causing limitations for providers to support healthy development. This article emphasizes the importance of the first three years of a child’s life to long-term academic success and social development. The authors urge policymakers to invest in a child-care system that supports all types of providers and allows for developmentally appropriate settings.

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