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The costly and fragile business of child care


New research shows cost of raising a child is rising

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

By Joe Davidson | Columnist

“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

WIVB - Channel 4 Buffalo

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

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...