Be Our Guest: Memo to the new mayor: Expand, don't cut, child care and after-school programs

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On the eve of the New York City’s Tuesday primaries, leaders from several large social service agencies are calling on the future mayor to create a city in which every child has access to safe, high-quality and affordable early education and after-school programs.

Children's Aid Society President and CEO Richard Buery, along with Sister Paulette LoMonaco of Good Shepherd Services and Jennifer March-Joly of Citizens' Committee for Children, has written an opinion piece calling for an end to the “budget dance” through which these programs are cut year after year, and then funding is restored at the eleventh hour.

All three leaders are members of the Campaign for Children, a coalition of over 150 organizations formed in 2012 to fight budget cuts to child care and after-school programs.

You can read the Op-Ed here.