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The State of New York’s Children – A Data Briefing | November 20, 2017

  Early January in Albany means the State of the State address.  Join us in focusing on the State of New York’s Children. Kick off the legislative session with a conversation about  how New York’s kids are doing and what …

Featured on Georgetown Blog: Kate Breslin on the First 1,000 Days | October 30, 2017

In a new post on the Georgetown Center for Children & Families’ blog, Kate Breslin discusses New York’s exciting “First 1,000 Days” initiative.  Read the blog here: New York Advocates Explore What Children Need in “First 1,000 Days”  

Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Strengthening Supports for Relative Foster Families | October 27, 2017

Earlier this week, Governor Cuomo signed into law legislation making fixes to the Kinship Guardianship Assistance Program (or KinGAP) that will make more kids and families eligible for the program. The legislation unanimously passed the legislature in June, championed by …

Joint Statement on Kinship Care Month | September 25, 2017

The Schuyler Center and Citizens’ Committee for Children call on the Governor to demonstrate the State’s commitment to kinship caregivers by signing A7554/S4833 (Hevesi/Avella) today, during Kinship Care Month.  This bill, which enhances the Kinship Guardianship Assistance Program (KinGAP) will …

Act Now to Protect Health Coverage! | September 21, 2017

Call on your Member of Congress and our Senators and ask them to reject the latest proposal to cut funding for health coverage for low- and moderate-income New Yorkers by $33 billion by 2027.   Please do this NOW, as it is moving …

Schuyler Center and 40 Partners Urge NYS Congressional Delegation to Oppose Graham-Cassidy Bill | September 20, 2017

On September 19th the Schuyler Center joined health care and consumer groups from around the state in sending a letter to the New York Congressional delegation in opposition to the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  This …

Focusing on the First 1,000 Days | August 29, 2017

In August, New York’s Medicaid agency kicked off an innovative “First 1,000 Days” initiative, focused on the first three years of a child’s life. The first 1,000 days of life present a crucial period of opportunity to support optimal development …

Schuyler Center Source: Focusing on the Early Days of Childhood | August 28, 2017

Read the September edition of the Schuyler Center Source here.  

New Senate Health Bill: Still Rotten at the Core | July 14, 2017

On Thursday, July 13, the Senate released the latest version of their health bill.  The revised Senate bill, as expected, is neither new nor improved.  Nor is it focused on strengthening health or health care.  It is more of the …

NY Advocates and Faith and Labor Leaders Urge Governor to Sign Bipartisan Child Care Task Force Bill | June 22, 2017

Twenty-seven advocates and faith and labor leaders issued a statement thanking legislative leaders for passing legislation to establish a bipartisan Child Care Availability Task Force, and urging the Governor to promptly sign the bill.  “We urge the Governor to promptly …