In December 2019, the New York City Early Childhood Research Network held its first Research Symposium to highlight insights from eight studies that investigate the implementation of New York City’s PreK for All program. The Research Network shared a recap of the symposium on its new website along with the presentations, research posters, and handouts […]
The Children's Defense Fund has released its State of America's Children report. The report includes stories, statistics, data and trends that show how children across the country are without the basic building blocks they need to thrive. In addition, the report provides state-by-state fact sheets to explore data for the children living in each state, […]
The final recommendations from Governor Cuomo's Child Care Availability Task Force are due to the governor by the end of this year. The task force was launched in 2018 to develop solutions that will improve access to quality, affordable child care in New York. Check out a recent article from Gotham Gazette to learn more.
It is with profound sorrow that I write to inform you that Liege Motta passed away peacefully on Nov 22, 2019, surrounded by her family. Liege was loved and respected by many. Through her active Facebook account, she often reminded us all to act on our commitment not only to children, but also immigrants, women […]
The Institute's Executive Director, Sherry Cleary, has been named the new University Dean of Early Childhood Initiatives, effective immediately. Sherry will add this new role to her existing portfolio and continue to focus on early childhood issues within CUNY, throughout the state, and nationally. Sherry has served for 13 years in the Office of the […]
The Council for Professional Recognition’s latest newsletter features the 12-credit bearing Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) offered at the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) in partnership with the Institute. The CDA is the most widely recognized national credential in early childhood education and an important stepping-stone on the career pathway for many early […]
The National Workforce Registry Alliance (the Alliance) is an association comprised of members from throughout the country who oversee early childhood workforce data systems. In NYC, the New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute operates the Aspire Registry, New York’s early childhood workforce database under the leadership of Diana Diaz. The Institute is proud to […]
The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential is the most widely recognized national credential in early childhood education and an important stepping stone on the career pathway for many early childhood educators. In partnership with the Institute, a CDA Certificate is offered at the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS). Graduates of the program receive […]