Schuyler Center in the Press Regarding COVID-19 Efforts and Child Care

During the months of April and May, 2020, Schuyler Center Director of Policy Dede Hill spoke out about New York’s child care system in the wake of COVID-19.

On April 14, 2020, Dede Hill was quoted in Times Union reporter Rachel Silberstein’s article about the future of day care sites post-COVID-19:

“All providers—both those keeping their doors open and those that have temporarily closed, fear that without financial supports, they will not have the resources to reopen when the pandemic subsides,” Hill said.

On May 6, 2020, she was featured in an interview on Capitol Pressroom to discuss how New York’s child care system has been pushed to the breaking point by the Coronavirus crisis.

With the state on pause, it can be difficult for essential workers to find childcare during this crisis. New public funding will provide “scholarships” for essential workers to pay for the services. Dede Hill, Director of Public Policy at the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy, and Beth Starks, Executive Director of the Chautauqua Lake Child Care Center, explained how the funding program will work.

Click the image below to listen to the interview or listen here.