$13.58 per hour.
In July, 2020, 70% of U.S. child care centers surveyed reported incurring substantial additional costs to remain viable during the COVID-19 pandemic: 72% staff; 92% cleaning supplies; 81% personal protective equipment (PPE).
Prior to the pandemic, 27% of New York family child care providers and 17% of center child care providers surveyed reported running a deficit.
Report: Restoring the Grid: An Intersectional Approach to the Child Care Crisis.
The child care system capacity for infants and toddlers in Rochester and Monroe County have been significantly declining. This creates a burden on parents who need to work in order to support their families and an inconvenience on children who need to thrive through continuous developmental learning.
Report: Shouldering the Strain: How Counties Cope with Inadequate Child Care Funding
Quality child care is unaffordable for 90% of New York families.
Child care is the largest monthly bill for many New York families, costing on average $2,047 per month ($24,564 per year) for two children in a child care center.
64% of New Yorkers live in a child care desert.