The Council on Children and Families coordinates New York's health, education and human services systems as a means to provide more effective systems of care for children and families.

Creating Opportunity for Families - a two-generation approach

A KIDS COUNT Policy Report

For many American families, every day is a juggling act involving work, child care, school and conflicting schedules. But for low-income families, the balls are more likely to fall, and the consequences can be dire when they do. A lack of reliable child care can mean fewer work hours or even a lost job. Weekly or daily shift changes require repeatedly stitching together a patchwork of care. Just getting to work is tough without dependable transportation.

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