“We are immensely relieved that working families will not face the worst cuts to child care and after school programs in memory. This is a hard-earned victory for the thousands of parents and advocates who stared down the Mayor’s attempt to dismantle a system so many kids rely upon.
“Even with restorations, this year’s budget dance has taken a toll on a system worn thin by years of cuts. Parents have already received letters in the mail telling them they’ve lost child care. Providers have had to tell staff their jobs are on the chopping block. We need to make today’s gains the start of real long-term stability in our early education system.”