Mapping New York City’s Child Care Needs

Meeting the needs of young children and their families for safe, accessible, affordable, and appropriate care and education services is challenging in all communities across the United States.  This is particularly true when there are significant language and cultural changes in a neighborhood from substantial numbers of immigrants moving into the city from other countries, or movement of clusters of immigrant families from one neighborhood to another.

The Consortium’s work in responding to families and working with those providing or seeking to provide early care and education addresses these issues.  Parent counselors provide each family with information and support, not only in identifying possible child care programs, but also in determining how best to make child care arrangements that meet their individual circumstances and needs.  By providing resources and individualized technical assistance to staff of child care programs, the Consortium helps expand the supply and increase the quality of child care providers and programs that can meet those family needs.

The Consortium uses mapping information to: inform our work in local communities, prioritize and target our child care development activities and enable us to reach the families in need of child care services within those communities.

We hope that our findings will be helpful to others working in local communities as well as policy makers and city planners, in responding to the needs of NYC families and children.

The following information is provided, in order, in the links that follow:

Number of Children Living in Households that Receive Benefits

Number of Children Living with One or More Foreign-born Parents

Number of Family Households Between 200 and 300% of Poverty

Number of Family Households at less than 200% of Poverty

Common Foreign Languages People Speak at Home

Median Family Income

Total Number of Children (age 0 to 11)

Number of Foreign-born People

Number of People Who Speak a Non-English Language at Home and Speak English less than “Very Well”

Number of Women Who Gave Birth in the Last Year