In 1993, Child Care, Inc. (currently the Center for Children’s Initiatives), Child Development Support Corporation, Chinese-American Planning Council, The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, and the Day Care Council of New York came together to create the NYC CCR&R Consortium, agreeing to work together to coordinate funding and city-wide program activities.
This proactive stance was undertaken primarily because of the New York State Office of Children and Family Service’s decision to fund five agencies in New York City and give them the responsibility of designing a CCR&R program model that could work in New York City.
Each organization brings a unique set of skills to its CCR&R work. This includes targeted work in Latino, Haitian, and Asian communities; outreach to employers and unions; participation in public policy advocacy; and intensive understanding of the multiple complexities of the child care and early education service delivery systems.
These activities help to enrich our multiple roles in the community as a resource to parents, service providers, and the public sector. Over the past 20 years, we have worked hard to improve and enhance our services to families and child care programs.
The New York City Child Care Resource & Referral Consortium is funded by the New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS).