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.
Every Kids Needs A Family
A new KIDS COUNT report
The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s new KIDS COUNT Policy Report, Every Kids Needs A Family, examines the best practices in the child welfare field that are showing how we can protect children and preserve their family connections. Learn more about the report's recommendations here.
KWIC Webinar May 21, 2015
Using KWIC Data in College Courses
The KWIC Team has developed a guide with different classroom and homework assignments based on our conversations with current faculty in nursing, early childhood, journalism and public health. This webinar offers an overview of how to utilize the KWIC data and data tools in classroom or homework assignments.
Leaky Pipeline from Ninth Grade to College Graduation
Fixing New York's Leaky Pipeline
A college graduate will make $1 million MORE than a high school graduate in their lifetime. Out of every 100 ninth graders in New York only 23 graduate college. What can we do about New York's Leaky Pipeline?
The Council and our partner's at Dept of Labor developed the Fixing New York's Leaky Pipeline poster to showcase ways to help plug the leaks.
What's Great in Our State - Celebrating Children's Mental Health Awareness
Celebrating Children's Mental Health Awareness #WhatsGreatNYS
Join us on MAY 5, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm at the State Museum in Albany, NY for this free event which honors individuals and programs that are successfully addressing the issues of children’s mental health, including work on early identification, outreach, family education, providing mental health awareness in schools and successful intervention on behalf of children and their families.
Register for the event: http://conta.cc/1JqYNqo
New & Updated Data, Boundaries and Community Assets on KWIC
We recently added BOCES Districts and NYS Economic Development Councils, updated all of our education data and added child care programs, local mental health programs and SUNY locations.
Join us for our JUNE KWIC Mapping WEBINAR
June 25, 2015 from 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Learn how to use our mapping tool, see what's new and provide feedback for future enhancements.
Developmentally Appropriate Practice Briefs PreK-3rd Grade
New Practice Briefs AVAILABLE!
The New York State Education Department’s Office of Early Learning, New York State Association for the Education of Young Children, and the New York State Head Start Collaboration Office teamed up to highlight key features of high quality early childhood teaching for children from Prekindergarten through 3rd grade: the period of time when children acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes towards learning that will impact their long-term success in school and beyond.
A Two-Generation Approach
WORK PAYS: Are You Missing Out?
Did you know that 43% of New York children live in low-income families? Low-income translates to $44,700 for a family of four. Most low-income families have at least one parent who works, usually for minimum wage. The Council's WORK PAYS infographic details a new approach to reduce poverty, which calls for connecting low-income families with early childhood education, job training and other tools to achieve financial stability and break the cycle of poverty.
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.
Download the NYS Community Schools Plan and RFP
NYS Community Schools Plan and RFP
The NYS Council on Children and Families, in coordination with the NYS Education Department, has developed a Program Overview and Grant Implementation Plan describing how New York State’s Community Schools initiative will be implemented. This Plan was adopted by Council membership on August 5, 2013.