CHILDCARE

I will build support to fund a universal childcare program for children under 3 and introduce legislation to strengthen paid sick, maternity and paternity leave. I was raised by my grandmother and grandfather while my mother worked but Grandma and Grandad should have the option to enjoy retirement without the responsibility of raising kids all over again (unless they want to, I love them). I’ve heard from new parents without grandparents in NYC to babysit for free who are seriously considering moving out the City because childcare is $30,000 per year. This City is not as good for young families as it could be. Here’s where we can start:

  • Fund “NYC Under 3” plan and expand childcare access to tens of thousands of families

  • Build support to expand EarlyLearn NYC program

  • Coordinate a study of the impact of establishing work from home rights for new parents