The Coronavirus Crisis – Raising Families with Young Children
On April 30, 2020, Raising NY, a coalition co-chaired by Schuyler Center President and CEO Kate Breslin, released the findings of a survey of New York parents with young children on the impacts of COVID-19. The survey results reveal that New York families with young children are being hit hard by the impacts of the pandemic, particularly the economic fallout. More than one-third of parents reported having skipped or reduced the size of their meals due to financial insecurity caused by the Coronavirus; 11% reported having skipped or reduced the size of meals for their children. Nearly 60% worried they would be unable to cover basic expenses like rent, health care or food, if the crisis continued.
Raising NY worked with Global Strategies Group to conduct the statewide poll of parents of infants and toddlers in late April 2020. More than 400 parents from around the state participated.
Listening to parents of infants and toddlers is key to supporting families during the Coronavirus crisis. Learn more about what they had to say.