NYS Expands Child Care Fee Assistance for Military Families under MCCYN-PLUS

On September 25, the Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood-PLUS (MCCYN-PLUS) program launched in New York State to increase the availability of child care options for the state’s military families. MCCYN-PLUS extends eligibility for the federal military child care fee assistance program to all licensed/registered child care programs in New York State.

2024-01-19T10:23:10-05:00September 26th, 2023|Featured, Featured, NYS News|

Spotlight: R.A.B.Y. STEM Hosts Child Care Olympics Event

On January 26, the Institute’s Executive Director Dona Anderson testified on behalf of QUALITYstarsNY at a public hearing of the New York State Senate Committee on Children and Families focused on New York’s child care crisis. The testimony highlighted the impact of QUALITYstarsNY, its proven model of continuous quality improvement, and its role in safeguarding the quality of New York’s early childhood System.

2023-09-11T16:57:20-04:00August 30th, 2023|Featured, Spotlight|

WATCH: Quality Improvement Specialist Miriam Kerness Speaks at Collin Allen Child Development Center Graduation

On January 26, the Institute’s Executive Director Dona Anderson testified on behalf of QUALITYstarsNY at a public hearing of the New York State Senate Committee on Children and Families focused on New York’s child care crisis. The testimony highlighted the impact of QUALITYstarsNY, its proven model of continuous quality improvement, and its role in safeguarding the quality of New York’s early childhood System.

2023-07-10T08:52:09-04:00July 5th, 2023|Featured, Spotlight|

New York State Budget for FY 2023-2024 Maintains $5 Million Funding for QUALITYstarsNY

On February 1, Governor Hochul released her Executive Budget for FY 2024. The proposed budget maintains the $5 million annual funding for QUALITYstarsNY; however, a sustained, increased investment in QUALITYstarsNY is needed to safeguard program quality as policies are implemented to expand access and affordability for families.

2023-05-16T09:01:52-04:00May 16th, 2023|Featured, NYS News|
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