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Child Care Resource Network in the News
The costly and fragile business of child care
New research shows cost of raising a child is rising
By Angela Christoforos, News 4 Reporter
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Having a child and raising it is getting more expensive by the year.
Jodi Schwegler has 2 kids ages 4 and 1. She says just daycare alone puts a big dent in her...
Letter: Quality child care must be part of workplace culture
We laud The News editorial acknowledging affordable child care as an essential workforce support. Access to quality child care reduces employee absenteeism, increases retention and productivity, generates economic activity, supports parental...
Children, parents, U.S. suffer because quality, affordable child care is lacking: The Washington Post
“In today’s economy, when having both parents in the workforce is an economic necessity for many families, we need affordable, high-...
Editorial: Lack of funding is creating a hardship for working families with low-wage jobs
By News Editorial Board
The rising costs of child care coupled with the increase in costs at certified day care centers is putting the squeeze on some hardworking Erie County residents.
One solution would be for the state...
As day care options decline, families in need struggle
By Sandra Tan
Dallas Lozada recalls dark days when she’d visit her daughter’s apartment and see her infant and toddler grandbabies – filthy, hungry and crawling unsupervised in sagging diapers hanging around their knees. Now when...
Child Care Providers Say Governor Cuomo's Help is Necessary to Prevent Closures
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)- Buffalo parents and children are joining a new initiative to ask Governor Andrew Cuomo to invest in child care. They held up signs saying “we’re worth it” and “invest in us” at the ...
State Officials to discuss need for increased childcare subsidies
By Ali Touhey, WKBW Channel 7
WEST SENECA, N.Y. - The high cost of childcare continues to cripple...
Family Preparedness Month and the Child Care Crisis in Erie County
Child Care Resource Network's CEO Amanda Kelkenberg and Education & Training Specialist Maryann Ciskal speak with WFBF 89.9 FM on Family Prepardness Month and the child care crisis in Erie County.
Experts Say We're Doing Early Childhood Education Wrong
WIVB-TV Channel 4, Buffalo | March
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — It’s the time of year where parents are starting to look at schools for their children for the upcoming fall. While parents are browsing and asking questions, experts say one of...
Child Care Costs in NY Among Nation's Worst
Buffalo Business First, Tracey Drury | February 26, 2016
A new study finds the cost of child care continues to rise, with New York designated as among the least affordable states for care.
The report by Child Care Aware of America...
State May Allow Parents to Defer Taxes for Child Care Costs
WKBW-TV Channel 7, Buffalo | February 14, 2016
AMHERST, N.Y. (AP/WKBW) - New York may allow the parents of young children to defer a piece of their state taxes to help cover the cost of child care.
The proposal was announced this...