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.
New York State Mass Incarceration Infographic
The horizon we seek for New York’s children should not be limited for children of incarcerated parents.
Download and print the New York State 17x11 Infographic.
Explore the facts here and read the latest policy report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
The Devastating Toll of Parental Incarceration on Kids, Families and Communities
The new Annie E. Casey Foundation report, A Shared Sentence: The Devastating Toll of Parental Incarceration on Kids, Families and Communities, highlights the impact incarceration has on children’s well-being. Learn more about policy recommendations here.
School Discipline Infographic - RELEASED!
We want New York’s Students in School, Engaged and Learning not Suspended. Creating a supportive school climate and decreasing a reliance on suspensions requires close attention to the social, emotional, and behavioral needs of all students.
Check out the new Infographic from CCF on school discipline and what is needed in NY.
Check Out Our 2015 Congressional District Story Map
This 2015 New York KIDS COUNT Data Book/Data Summary presents information about the state of New York's children as well as programs and policies that enhance opportunities for the them and their families.
In addition, individual Congressional District Fact Sheets are available.
View a walk-through of this story map - View Webinar
Family Engagement DAP Brief RELEASED!!
This brief provides strategies to engage and support families as key partners in their young child’s learning. Family Engagement is a shared responsibility of families, schools, and communities for children’s learning and achievement; it is continuous from birth to young adulthood; and it occurs across multiple settings where children learn. Effective family engagement encourages young learners’ social and intellectual development. Furthermore, family engagement supports the foundational skills children need in order to reach the New York State Learning Standards and to be successful in school and in life.
DYK: one in 10 children under the age of 6 experiences homelessness
Helping Head Start Providers Find & Serve Children who are Experiencing Homelessness
Children who are homeless are categorically eligible for early Head Start and Head Start.
The Council and our partners at NYS TEACHS developed a tipsheet for Early Head Start and Head Start providers with resources and technical assistance to help conduct outreach and recruit families who may be temporarily housed.
Home Visiting—The Big Picture Now Available!
The term “home visiting” encompasses a range of models that offer services to pregnant women, infants and young children. The Council on Children and Families has developed a tool that provides a “big picture” of home visiting. This tool provides a collective view of home visiting in New York and it places home visiting programs within the context of “need,” by showing placement of programs in relation to information about children ages 0-5 living below 185% poverty.
Check out the Home Visiting in NYS Mapping Application!
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Preschool funding for NY high need neighborhoods
Congratulations! New York’s successful effort to obtain the approximately $25 million per year Preschool Expansion Grant award was a collaborative effort of the State Education Department and the Early Childhood Advisory Council with significant support from the Governor’s Office and the Division of the Budget.