This in-person quarterly convening of the New York City Workforce Funders Collaborative will examine childcare policy as workforce development policy. Early childhood experts, advocates, and funders will gather to discuss strategies to strengthen New York City’s childcare ecosystem and expand access to affordable childcare, particularly for lower-income workers. The session will include an overview of childcare advocacy priorities and current efforts to improve the quality of childcare jobs, address childcare deserts, and support providers. Childcare funders will discuss philanthropy’s role in the childcare ecosystem and identify opportunities for workforce funders to respond to the childcare crisis through their own grant making.
What will you learn?
- The major pillars of New York City’s Blueprint for Child Care & Early Childhood Education in New York City
- The impact of the childcare crisis on the city’s economy
- Current city- and state-level policy priorities
- Efforts to establish pay parity and careers ladders for the childcare workforce
Who should attend?
All interested funders in grantmaking roles. What to expect: presentation followed by Q&A.
- Dona Anderson, Executive Director, New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute
- Gregory Brender, Chief of Policy and Innovation, Day Care Council of New York
- Dia Bryant, Executive Director, The Education Trust—New York
- Melinda Garrett, Assistant Vice President, Economic Mobility, New York City Economic Development Corporation
- Jocelyn Rodriguez, Director, Child Care Quality Innovation, Robin Hood Foundation
- Michelle A. Paige, Executive Director, Mayor's Office of Child Care and Early Childhood Education
- Jessica Sager, Co-Founder and CEO, All Our Kin
- Megan McAllister (moderator), Senior Program Officer, Altman Foundation
- Chymeka Olfonse (moderator), Managing Director of Adults and Household Supports, Robin Hood Foundation
How do you sign up?
Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the “Register Now” link above. (No fee.)
Members of Collaborators: Please email email@example.com with your name, title, organizational affiliation, business mailing address, and phone number. Please indicate by which organizer you were invited. (No fee.)
Non-Members: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. ($150 fee.)
Please email email@example.com with any questions. Registration is required by Tuesday, June 20th.
What else should you know?
This is in-person event. Space is limited and will be first come, first serve basis.
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Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.